NorthBay Health Foundation Jubilee has become Solano County’s premiere fund-raising event. The Jubilee supports programs and patient services at NorthBay Health. Funds raised at the event will help make possible the expansion of NorthBay’s Cardiac Catheterization Labs.
But, the event had modest beginnings.
Shortly after NorthBay Health established its Hospice & Bereavement program in 1987, a group of area citizens decided it was exactly the kind of non-profit program they wanted to support. These citizens organized the very first NorthBay Health Jubilee in 1988. Held in the social hall of a Fairfield church, the first Jubilee was a wine and cheese party for about 300 people. That night, about $2,000 was raised.
Through the years, the NorthBay Health Jubilee has grown exponentially. It has become a perennially sold-out affair and has been held in an array of venues – under a tent in Lagoon Valley, on the Jelly Belly factory floor, at the Vacaville Skating Center, in shopping center parking lots, Sunrise Events Center, and even in a C5 hangar at Travis Air Force Base. For many years, it was held under a huge tent at the iconic Nut Tree Complex in Vacaville.
Soon it will return again to the Sunrise Event Center in Vacaville, California.