Philanthropy

GIVING BACK
A Message from Tom & Karen

Tom and Karen - Giving Back

As part of our mission at Center of Balance, we believe in supporting organizations that work to improve the lives of individuals, promote the health of our communities and protect the environment we all share. We highlight important groups and promote their vital work through our web site, at our studio, and by holding special donation-only classes to financially support their efforts. We donate 100% of the money collected for class — plus any additional contributions — to these organizations. These classes are a way for our students, staff, and extended community to learn about essential organizations, as well as participate in raising much-needed funds for their work.

Below are links to past events, and some of the amazing organizations we support. For links to additional groups we support, visit our Good Works page.

We hope you'll join us in giving back!


100% Donation Classes with Tom McCook - 2017

February 2, April 27, July 27, October 26
12 pm - 1pm

Take Pilates class & help others!

Join us for selected Pilates Progression mat classes with Tom and help support the important work of human rights, environmental and community development organizations! Center of Balance will donate 100% of money collected for class — plus any additional contributions — to American Civil Liberties Union, Second Harvest Food Bank, Sierra Club and Oxfam America!

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Support Fire Relief Efforts

Thursday, October 26, 2017
12 pm - 1pm

100% Donation Class!

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Please join us for a 100% donation class to support recovery efforts in Napa and Sonoma counties!

Communities have been devastated by the historic fires in the North Bay. We have many clients, friends and colleagues who live in the areas affected. This will be a long road to recovery and we can all pitch in to help our neighbors!

Tom’s Pilates Progression class on 10/26 will be dedicated to the on-the-ground relief work now underway and to long-term rebuilding efforts. Center of Balance will donate 100% of the money paid for class, and any of your additional contributions, to the Napa Valley Community Foundation and to the Community Foundation Sonoma County, both respected organizations deeply connected to the communities they serve. Both organizations have set up funds specifically committed to fire relief.

Can’t join us for class? You can still help! Please donate directly through their websites:

www.napavalleycf.org

www.sonomacf.org

If you’d like to pre-register, please call Center of Balance at 650-967-6414 or register online: http://www.centerofbalance.com/class-info/class-schedules. The cost of the class is $19 for a drop-in (cash, credit card and checks accepted), or by deducting from your class pass. 100% of the money paid for class will be donated by Center of Balance. Students are welcomed to contribute additional funds.

Julian Littleford Family Fund

Help honor Julian's spirit by supporting Carol, Samantha and Tom!julianfamily

Raised over $50,000

November 2013
Julian Littleford was one of the rare few people you meet in your life who can inspire you with their wisdom as well as with their heart. Ready to greet you with a warm hug and quick wit, Julian's zest for life was infectious. A former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Company, internationally-esteemed Pilates educator, devoted friend, and loving family man, Julian was a vibrant spirit. He was an insightful teacher and mentor to Pilates teachers all over the world, and brought a level of rigor and integrity to the work that made him one of the most sought-after educators in the field.

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Support Families In Need This Holiday Season

Donated $300!

Date: November 18, 2009 (Wed)
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm
Donation class for Second Harvest Food Bank

Help end local hunger!

Join us for Tom's 5:30pm Pilates & Yoga Progressions class on November 18, a donation-only class to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Center of Balance will donate 100% of the money collected for class — plus any additional contributions — to help feed low-income children, adults and seniors in our community.

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Support Families In Need This Holiday Season

Donated $270!

Date: November 19, 2008 (Wed)
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm

Donation class for Second Harvest Food BankHelp end local hunger!

Join us for Tom's 5:30pm Pilates & Yoga Progressions class on November 19, a donation-only class to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Center of Balance will donate 100% of the money collected for class — plus any additional contributions — to help feed low-income children, adults and seniors in our community.

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