UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland

What Does It Mean To Be A Member Of One Of The Children's Hospital Branches?

With 9 unique Branches (auxiliaries) comprised of about 200 women from a diversity of regions and backgrounds, Children's Hospital Branches, Inc offers something for every woman looking to volunteer in service of sick children. Whether you are a high-powered CEO or stay at home mom, there are always ways to help at one of our branches. If you have 2 hours or 100 hours a month to give, you can make a difference to lives of so many children. The members of each branch meet regularly to plan and report on event progress and other information relating to their Branch and the hospital. In between meetings, Branch members work individually or in small groups to put together their Branch upcoming event. No special skills or expertise are required, all our members add value in whatever way they can. ​

I was unsure what skills I could bring to the table at Rowan Branch but I soon discovered that I am quick at stuffing envelopes and this has proven very helpful when we have event invitations to mail out!

Join Us!

Please contact the CHB Office at (510) 428 3355 or

email us at

Our Individual Branches Information

& Locations

Acorn Branch

Location:  Richmond/El Cerrito

Contact:   Nina Fadelli

Bud Branch

Location:   Alameda (high school branch)

Contact:    Haley Graybeal

Cacao Branch

Location: Oakland

Contact: Sybil Gatling

Chinquapin Branch

Location: Berkeley/Oakland/Orinda

Contact: Betty Colquhoun and Nancy Seligman

Garden Branch

Location:   Alameda

Contact: Marilyn Zecher

Hill Branch

Location: Piedmont/Orinda

Contact: Gretchen Gibson

Lilac Branch

Location:   Napa/Solano Counties

Contact:   Linda Webber

Lombardy Branch

Location:   Lafayette/Moraga/Orinda

Contact:  Julie Davidson

Rowan Branch

Location: Alamo/Danville

Contact: Kristina Smith and Deirdre Henry

Teak Branch

Location: Berkeley/Oakland/Orinda

Contact: Sue Enger

Nonprofit Organization
Benefiting UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit EIN. # 94-2227650

5700 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way T-2

Oakland, CA  94609-1673