2020 Virtual Lamplighter Awards

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The Lamplighter Awards, created in 2018, honor community members and/or organizations that are lighting the path for others through their public service to make significant, demonstrable and direct contributions to our well-being.

In Jewish tradition, the Lamplighter signifies a person who is creating the spark which ignites the light for others. In igniting that light, they are helping others find the ability to assist their community.

As COVID-19 has put many “normal” activities on pause in 2020, Touro University California’s biggest fundraiser was under threat of not happening.

Thanks to some hard work in planning, the Lamplighter Gala will be held virtually, December 10 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

While there is no formal dinner this year, there is still plenty of fun, including raffle prizes and special appearances from Tower of Power’s Lenny Williams, as well as Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis & The News

In the past, the Lamplighter Gala has helped raise thousands of dollars to support diversity scholarships for students in every TUC college. With those funds at risk, the University rallied to develop a plan to hold the event virtually.

A live virtual event, combined with messages from CEO and Senior Provost Shelley Berkley, Provost and CAO, Dr. Sarah Sweitzer, as well as students and alumni, should help make the 2020 Lamplighter as fun and memorable as in previous years.



EDUCATIONVallejo City Unified School District

HEALTH: Kaiser Permanente, NorthBay Healthcare and Sutter Health

SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY: Solano County Supervisor Chair Erin Hannigan



Kayla Elias, MSN
College of Education and Health Sciences

Kristen Parker, PharmD
College of Pharmacy

Kevin Tsui, DO
College of Osteopathic Medicine



Mayor Bob Sampayan
City of Vallejo

Lenny Williams


Enter for a chance to win one of our amazing raffle items!

Tickets are $20 each, or 10 for $100.

For raffle tickets CALL Joe Vallor

Cell phone: (925) 723-1331
Email: joseph.vallor@tu.edu

If there is no answer please leave a voicemail and he will get back to you right away.

Ticket numbers will be emailed once payment is processed.  Raffle tickets will be drawn LIVE immediately following the Lamplighter Gala and Awards on December 10th.

Thank you for supporting our Diversity Scholarship program!

Winery Tasting Experience

Don’t want to get caught up in the touristy crush of wine country? This raffle item includes two of Napa Valley’s premier wineries, a seasonal White Wine and Red Wine Tasting Experience & Clif Family Farm Board for four guests (value $150), and a Tasting for Two at Davies Vineyards Winery (value $120).

Each winery exemplifies the very best food, flavors and scenic beauty the Napa Valley is known for around the world.

Wine Cooler and Collection

Keep your favorite red or white wines cold with this premium wine cool refrigerator from High Life.

Whether it’s unwinding at the end of the day or celebrating with friends and family, the High Life Thermoelectric Wine Cooler, with capacity for 18 bottles, is the ideal solution.

This raffle item also includes a collection of local wines to get things started.

Museum Day Trip

This relaxing package of art and culture includes passes to some of the top museums in the United States, located in some of the most scenic areas of the city.

The package consists of two passes to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) ($50 value), and Four passes to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) which can be used at the De Young Museum or the Legion of Honor. ($60 value)

Pizza and Martinis

Move over pizza and beer, pizza and martinis are here to stay.

Enjoy a casual pizza/martini party with a hearty sampling of delicious home made pizza pies served alongside a selection of mouth-watering martinis.  This exciting evening is packaged for a party of six and is presented by the Garcia/Coan families.

You don't want to miss this!

Tourmaline Necklace

This beautiful chain necklace with tourmaline crystals adds just the right amount of sophistication to most any outfit.

The layered design by renowned Las Vegas jewelry designer Dee Berkley fit a variety of occasions and necklines.