Mosaic Celebration 2019

Diversity allows us to put the puzzles of life together to solve the very complex issues that confront us. At Touro University California (TUC), we are the builders of tomorrow’s healthcare practitioners, administrators, Public Health advocates and professionals in the field of education. We take particular pride in the students that transform the spaces with their lived experience. Our servant leaders that are underrepresented in their respective professions provide experiences and understandings that have historically been absent.

Touro University California’s Vision for Diversity and Inclusion is: Collective responsibility in the obstruction of injustice through the intentional cultivation of a culture of inclusion beyond compositional diversity. Not only do we recognize a need for demographic shifts, but also a shift in the way that we think and practice. Our Mosaic scholarship is our effort to make that shift by investing in our students that are in the position to be the compositional and ideological change that is well overdue in healthcare and education.

A contribution to our mosaic is an investment in social justice. The recipients of the Mosaic Scholarship reflect a global village of change agents. Our students are attracted to TUC because of our social justice values. They will leave TUC with the ability to affect change as an embodiment of our values. For that reason, the Mosaic Scholarship is a celebration. We come together to celebrate the pieces of our puzzle that will produce transformative and inclusive excellence. 

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2019 Event Highlights!

Exciting Live Auction Items

A Golfer's Delight. Go golfing across four of the greatest golf courses in Solano and Napa County. Challenge your friends across the sweeping greens of Chardonnay (4), Napa Valley (4), Green Valley (4),and  Eagle Vines (2). An American Distillery on Mare Island. Start writing a list of your greatest friends. It's time to visit the Savage and Cooke tasting room on Mare Island! Sample their fine selection of whiskies with a daring range of finishes. Reflective Lenses Not Included. Take to the water on a high-performance patrol boat and keep watch over the Sacramento Delta with Sherriff Tom Ferrara. Do you call them delta legs?
Private Tastings of Foley Family Wines.
Warm, honest, and friendly, come to the full range of Napa's Foley Family Wines.  From vine-to-glass with small-lot bottlings, experience their three signature Napa properties as though you're already part of the family. And to be sure you don't leave empty-handed, a mixed case of wines featuring their best throughout Napa.
Come Sail Away with Vallejo's Admirals. Join the 2017 Pacific Association League Champions for a sunset cruise upon a 57' motor yacht. Swap stories with players in their natural element. Who knows what treasures await. 1-2 hour ride. Hors d’oeuvres & wine. Weeknights only A Family Reunion at the Yin Tahoe Home. It's time to gather the clan. With room to sleep up to 17, everyone will be busy enjoying the thrills of Tahoe or relaxing at the fireplace or hot tub. 6 bedroom, 3 bath Lake Tahoe cabin. 3 Days, 2 nights, 1 amazing time. 
An Unforgettable Drive. Looking to really turn heads? Put yourself behind the wheel of a pristine exotic car. Selections range from Lamborghini, Bentley, and more. You're the driver. Paired with two great seats to see the Giants  We'll Have the Wine Pairing. Invite your party of six to the Garden Grille and Bar at Fairfield's Hilton Garden Inn for an exquisite diner and wine pairing. Let Chef Peter Garcia lead you through carefully crafted culinary delights. What an evening! Gooood Morning Solano County! Sit in the studio with KUIC's own John Young to experience how KUIC hits the soundwaves across Solano County.
Two Nights of Adventure at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Take your family of four to Six Flags: Discovery Kingdom for a time they'll never forget. Get in the water for the dolphin discovery as expert staff invite you to meet the dolphins up close. Experience comes complete goodies--including the ultimate souvenir art painted by an exotic animal--and a two night stay at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Discovery Kingdom Hotel. A One of a Kind Mosaic, Painted Live by Jermaine Dante' Burse.
Created especially for and at the Mosaic, this special artwork by the Bay Area's own Jermaine Dante' Burse captures the spirit of what brings us together tonight: to support students who are agents of change, transforming spaces with their lived experience to strengthen diverse and underserved communities.


Jermaine Burse

Pop-up Exhibition and Live Fine Art Performance by:
Jermaine Dante' Burse

“Everything you can imagine is real,” wrote Pablo Picasso, and the work of Jermaine Dante’ Burse is the epitome of that philosophy. His inspirations span from the great masters, 20th century artists, and Walt Disney. Over time, Jermaine’s art has evolved to a spontaneous realism genre that cannot be easily categorized, but it is certainly recognized as a “Maine” original with his unique depictions of figures such as NBA star Kevin Durant, Brand Ferrari, Marilyn Monroe, and Stephen Curry. A socially charged artist, Jermaine has also produced a few series that touch on topics such as homelessness, no middle cla$$, health-care reform, and going after your dreams. 

Jermaine’s art is on display at various San Francisco art shows, galleries, and wineries. He is also an active participant with Doctors Without Borders, Build a Heart Foundation, Mentis Mental Health, and Ferrari Sacramento Chapter.

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Lenny Williams

Special Performance by:
Lenny Williams

Former Lead Singer, Tower of Power

Ultimate soul crooner and Oakland native, Lenny Williams, possesses one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music.  With his rich, passionate vocal style, he is rightfully regarded as one of R&B’s most influential soul men.

Williams began his musical career making records that have become R&B and Pop classics (e.g. “Cause I Love You” (recorded on his solo album) and “So Very Hard To Go”, which he recorded as the lead singer of Tower of Power).  Lenny Williams’ style has transcended into the new millennium, influencing many of today’s most popular R&B and Hip Hop artists.

Lenny has also expanded his multi-dimensional career to include acting, starring in several popular stage plays.  As an icon of the past and present, Lenny Williams continues to expand his musical prowess and flex his newfound acting skills.  He’ll surely continue to wow his fans in the United States and beyond for decades to come.

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See the impact of these scholarships in our 2018 Donor Thank You Video!

2018 Mosaic Recap

2017 Mosaic Recap

2016 Mosaic Recap

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