Lake Merritt Breakfast Club Charitable Foundation
Founded in 1973, The mission of the Lake Merritt Breakfast Club Charitable Foundation(LMBCCF) is to develop, manage and disburse charitable funds in support of programs, maintenance projects and capital projects in and about Lake Merritt and Lakeside Park. In 1948, the Lake Merritt Breakfast Club (LMBC) sponsored the creation of Children's Fairyland in Lakeside Park. The LMBCCF provides continuing financial support for the world famous children's attraction. Over $213,000 has been contributed for various projects in Children's Fairyland. In the 1980s, the LMBC and LMBC Charitable Foundation raised over $1.6 million for the restoration of the landmark, "Necklace of Lights" surrounding Lake Merritt. The foundation has also supported The Sensory, Japanese, and Mediterranean Gardens; The Oakland Municipal Band concerts; and the restoration of the 17th Street Dock on the shores of Lake Merritt, among other projects. The Foundation is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation (Federal I.D.), and allocates 100% of all contributions in support of its mission and as directed by donors making restricted contributions. An eleven-member Board of Directors governs the Foundation.
Lake Merritt Breakfast Club meeting August 16
at Lakeside Park Garden Center
Guest speaker Marty Lurie,
"American Innings --History Through the Eyes of Baseball"
(below) 2018 Guest Speakers are highlighted in The Quacker, the LMBC weekly newsletter.
Below, Scenes from LMBC April 5. Guest speaker, Dr. Joel Parrott, Oakland Zoo
Below, Scenes from LMBC Feb. 8. Guest Speakers, Author Dave Newhouse and Eddie Hart
Below, Scenes from LMBC January 4, Guest Speaker, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf