Join us for the Always Dream Foundation's annual gala at the iconic Palace Hotel in San Francisco. A memorable evening of purpose, inspiration and fun, the evening will be highlighted with a special performance by Judith Hill.
All proceeds support our commitment towards early childhood literacy.
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GOLD SPONSOR RECEPTION
Hosted by Natalie Morales West Coast Anchor for NBC's “Today” show
Dream Maker Award Recipient Richard C. Barker
Performance by Judith Hill
Judith Hill and Natalie Morales
Richard C. Barker • Fremont Bank • Tom Fujisaka Family • Jeff & Sarah Kwong • Jennifer & Ed Lee • Linda Lester • Joanne & Ray Lin • Mark & Lisa McCaffrey • Maggie Rizer Mehran and Alex Mehran • Kara Okamoto • Orona Family Foundation • Kristi Yamaguchi & Bret Hedican • Jan Yanehiro and Annette Harris • Cathy and Roy Yih
Buck Gee & Mary Hackenbracht • Minami Tamaki LLP • Smucker’s • Chuck Stone & Wells Fargo Advisors • U.S. Figure Skating
Judith Hill has been praised by Rolling Stone for her “stellar powerhouse vocals.” In addition to penning and performing her own material, Judith – who wrote her first song at the age of four – has backed such artists as Stevie Wonder and the late Michael Jackson. Hers is one of the stories told in director Morgan Neville’s acclaimed 20 Feet From Stardom, a film that shines the spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. The film has won the Film Critics Award for Best Documentary and an Academy Award for Best Documentary. The film also won the 2015 Grammy for Best Music Film. Hill, who was also featured on the film’s soundtrack, was a contestant on season four of “The Voice.” Judith has already garnered much praise for her live performance as opener for Josh Groban, John Legend and Prince both in the US and the UK.
Judith Hill’s debut album, “Back In Time,” produced by herself & Prince is out now on NPG Records.
‘TODAY’ WEST COAST ANCHOR, HOST OF “ACCESS” AND CO-HOST “ACCESS LIVE”
Natalie Morales is the West Coast anchor of NBC’s “TODAY,” host of NBCU’s “Access” and co-host of
“Access Live.” She previously served as news anchor of “TODAY” and was co-host of the show’s third
hour. She joined TODAY in 2006 as a national correspondent and reports for all NBC News platforms
including “NBC Nightly News,” “Dateline” and MSNBC. She hosts Reelz “Behind Closed Doors” and
“Dateline” in syndication, which is widely distributed.
Morales has contributed to several major breaking news stories, including the sexual harassment
scandals, the 2017 Las Vegas massacre, the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing, the rescue of the
Chilean Miners in 2010 (coverage that was seen worldwide and recognized with a 2010 National
Headliner Award.) In August 2008, Morales had the exclusive jailhouse interview with the infamous
“Clark Rockefeller.” Her other notable reports include the 2009 presidential inauguration; Hurricane
Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005; the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami; the death of Pope John
Paul II in 2005 and the election of Pope Francis in 2013. She also reported on the Royal Wedding in
2011, 2018 and the birth of Prince George in 2013.
As a part of TODAY’s ‘Shine a Light’ Campaign in 2014, Morales ran in the Boston Marathon and
raised over $70,000 for victims of the 2013 bombing. Morales has won three Daytime Emmy Awards as
part of TODAY’s recognition as the best morning news program. She won a Robert F. Kennedy Award
in International journalism for her report on Honduran lobster divers for “Rock Center with Brian
Williams” in June of 2013. She has won three Gracie Awards; one for Outstanding Series for her
Dateline special “My Kid Would Never” and for her reporting in 2016 and 2017.
Morales has been an integral part of the network’s coverage of the Summer and Winter Olympics since
2004 coving the events and athletes in Athens, Torino, London, Vancouver, Rio de Janeiro and recently
Upon joining “Access,” Morales was part of the team recognized with an Emmy nomination for
outstanding entertainment news program in 2017. She has had many celebrity exclusive interviews
and has been a co-host for the red carpet arrivals for NBC’s Golden Globes pre-show for 6 years.
In 2018, Morales also released her first book, “At Home with Natalie: Simple Recipes for Healthy Living
from My Family’s Kitchen to Yours,” sharing her favorite recipes, memories and tips for a healthy
lifestyle. She is an avid athlete having run 6 marathons, multiple half marathons and triathlons.
Morales, who speaks Spanish and Portuguese, was born in Taiwan and spent much of the first 18
years of her life living overseas in Panama, Brazil and Spain as an Air Force “brat.” She graduated
summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Latin American
studies and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband
and two sons.
Morales is on Twitter and Instagram at @nmoralesNBC