This year, Cancer Support Community will be honoring two people who are striving to make a difference in the lives of people facing cancer.
Eric Rudney is the Founder and President of Rudney
Associates. Rudney Associates is a
registered investment advisory firm located in Alamo. Eric has been providing
investment management services to clients since 1983. His clients include high
net worth individuals, corporations, charitable foundations, retirement and 401(k)
plans. Eric offers a wide range of services including portfolio management,
estate planning, tax-efficient investing, and charitable giving.
Rudney Associates’ approach is to thoroughly understand a
client’s goals and objectives while working closely with the client’s other professionals. This ensures that the client’s entire team is
focused on assisting the client achieving financial independence.
Eric is passionate about his philanthropic involvement and is
pleased to partner with Cancer Support Community, Chabot Space and
Science Center, Diablo Regional Art Association, Hospice of East Bay, JFK
University, Kerosene Lamp Foundation, Las Trampas Inc., SDSU Lavin
Entrepreneurship Center Board of Advisors, Wheelchair Foundation, UCSF Benioff Children’s
Hospital and Research Center Oakland, and Youth on Course.
Previous awards are 2008 SF Business Times Top 25
Independent Wealth Advisors, 2008 East Bay Times Top 10 Largest Wealth
Management Firms, 2012 Threads of Hope Recipient, 2015 Walnut Creek Chamber of
Commerce UXL Citizen of the Year Recipient, 2015 Spirit of Philanthropy from Association
of Fundraising Professional Golden Gate Chapter, and 2016 San Francisco
Business Times Top Wealth Management Firms.
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier represents
California's 11th Congressional District in the San Francisco East Bay,
including a majority of Contra Costa County. In January 2015, he was sworn in
as a member of the 114th Congress and appointed to serve on the Committee on
Education and the Workforce and the Committee on Oversight and Government
Mark is a former small business owner who has been in public
service for the last 25 years. During that time, DeSaulnier passed 61 bills
into California law as both a California State Senator and Assembly member.
Included in that portfolio is a first-in-the-nation menu labeling bill to
address growing obesity. Other landmark legislation he co-authored created a
new regional planning approach to solve environmental challenges that no single
city can fix on its own.
In the California State Senate, DeSaulnier was Chair of the
Transportation and Housing Committee where he spearheaded an investigation on
issues plaguing the Bay Bridge. In the State Assembly, he received the
distinction of being the first freshman in history to chair the Assembly
Transportation Committee. He has experience as a Concord City Councilmember,
Mayor and as a member of the County Board of Supervisors. On the Board of
Supervisors Mark sponsored the Industrial Safety Ordinance and the Refinery
Flare Rule for local refineries and chemical facilities, and supported women’s
health program and clinics, the children and families budget, children’s report
card and performance based budgeting.
Further, Mark served as a representative on the California
Air and Resources Board and as a board member for the Metropolitan
Mark was born in Lowell, Massachusetts where he attended
Holy Cross. He worked for the Boston juvenile court, as a warehouse worker, and
as a hotel services employee. Mark has been a small business owner most of his
career. Congressman DeSaulnier lives in Concord where he raised his two sons.
Cancer Support Community provides comprehensive integrative care -- including counseling, support groups, nutrition, exercise and patient education programs -- for people with cancer and their families or caregivers. Our services enable cancer patients to partner with their treatment team to manage their treatment and recovery most effectively, increase their chances for survival, reduce their chances of recurrence, and provide for the highest possible quality of life.
We never turn anyone away, and all of our services are always provided free of charge in order to be readily accessible to people facing cancer in their time of need. We now serve 2,000 cancer patients and their families each year.
All of our programs and services are evidence-based to positively impact cancer treatment outcomes and/or immune system functioning, and they are all delivered by professionals who are licensed or certified in their area of expertise. Our main center is in Walnut Creek. We also provide services in local medical centers and in several other community locations throughout the Bay Area.
Questions or Special Requests?
Please contact Carol Louisell, Director of Development
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