Meals on Wheels annual fundraiser

The 18th annual Alameda Meals on Wheels Community Faire and Wine Tasting will take place July 20 at the Rock Walk Wine Company, 2301 Monarch St.

Along with wine and hors d'oeuvres, the event will feature a silent auction and live swing and jazz music by Three O'Clock Jump.

This year's event, which will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., will honor the memory of Janice Lee, who was a volunteer and board member of the organization.

Tickets are $20.

For information, call 519-865-6131 or go to www.alamedamealsonwheels.org.

The Thomas J. Long Foundation gets new CEO

The Board of Trustees of the Thomas J. Long Foundation has announced that Mark Friedman will become its new chief executive officer effective June 1.

Friedman joins the foundation from First 5 Alameda County, where he was CEO since 1999 and led the nonprofit's programs in early child care and education, health care and family support.

The foundation has been a long-time partner with Alameda First 5 and has contributed $1.3 million to the organization over the past four years.

Friedman will lead the foundation's new philanthropic impact strategy to disburse multi-year major grants to critical needs initiatives in Alameda and Contra Costa counties over the next eight years. These impact grant initiatives will be focused in the areas of education, disabled services, senior services and safety net services.

By the year 2022, the foundation will spend-out its $90 million endowment.

Friedman was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the California State Advisory Council on Early Learning and Care. He is a former mayor and is currently a councilmember in El Cerrito, where he currently resides.

The Thomas J. Long Foundation was founded in 1972 by Thomas Long, co-founder of Longs Drugs stores.