JJ’s Legacy’s 8th annual Grillin’ & Brewin’

JJ’s Legacy’s 8th Annual Grillin’ and Brewin’

We are thrilled to announce JJ’s Legacy 8th Annual Grillin’ and Brewin’ will take place November 9, 2023. This much anticipated fundraising event will have the same delicious, mouth-watering BBQ prepared by our local award-winning competition BBQ team, The Ridge Route Boys, Curtis Trigueiro, and PorkChop and Bubbas BBQ will join! New this year – popular local country music star Joe Peters will be our entertainment. The fundraiser benefits JJ’s Legacy Got the Dot High School Leadership Program and Club. This essential learning platform educates local students about the need and importance of registering to become an organ, eye, and tissue donor.

JJ’s Legacy Gala Dinner

Join JJ’s Legacy for an evening under the stars in inspiration and celebration at the 13th annual Gala and Day of Golf. This is JJ’s Legacy’s biggest and most popular fundraiser of the year to bring awareness and education about organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Give Big Kern 2023 Liberty Bell & Watch Party

Kern Community Foundation hosting Give Big Kern 2023 logo

Give Big Kern 2023!

Observed on the first Tuesday in May, Give Big Kern is a dynamic and fun day of giving hosted by Kern Community Foundation to foster local philanthropy in support of 501(c)(3) charitable organizations in Kern County. The effort allows participating agencies to gain visibility as they engage the entire community in “One day to celebrate the giving spirit of Kern County!” Following another successful Day of Giving in 2022 ($885,235 raised!), Give Big Kern is gearing up for another opportunity to harness the giving spirit of Kern County to the benefit of our hard-working nonprofits on Tuesday, May 2. Join us bright and early in Downtown Bakersfield! As donations are coming in we will begin our day at the Liberty Bell at 6am! Join us later that evening for the watch party at Temblor Brewing Company at 5pm!

Liberty Bell: Located in front of Kern County Superior Court
Temblor Brewing Company: 3200 Buck Owens Blvd Suite 200

Liberty Bell: 6:00 AM
Temblor Brewing Company: 5:00 PM

The Give Big Kern 2023 website is now live! (Click Here) to view the GBK website. Registration for nonprofits is now available and closes on February 28, 2023.

For more information and stats on Give Big Kern 2022 (Click Here). If you have any questions regarding Give Big Kern or are interested in sponsoring, please contact Teems Tulfo at

JJ’s Legacy Grillin’ & Brewin’

Three reasons you should attend this year’s 7th annual Grillin’ and Brewin’: There will be amazing food, desserts, and entertainment provided by Bakersfield natives and California friends. You’ll be supporting education among high school students about donor registration through the Got the Dot Leadership Club. Through support of the Got the Dot Leadership Club, you’ll make a big impact in the lives of donor families and donor recipients who need eye, organ and tissue donations. It’s not too late to buy your ticket! All tickets will include: The Best BBQ meal prepared by the competition BBQ Team, The Ridge Route Boys.
🥩 Ribs, Chicken & Brisket BBQ Beans, Coleslaw, and French garlic bread Dessert cupcakes by Cakeit by Justin
Two drink tickets: (cocktails, beer, or wine🍷)

Tehachapi Philanthropy

flyer with black, orange, green font colors inviting the public to learn more about Kern Community Foundation in Tehachapi Come join us at The Village Co. in the land of four seasons…Tehachapi! Kern Community Foundation will showcase charitable organizations, leadership, and needs to local business leaders. Refreshments will be provided!

Date: October 6, 2022
Time: 5-7PM
Location: 122 South Green St. Tehachapi, CA

BYJP City Hall Summer Internship – National Intern Day

Bakersfield Youth Jobs Program (BYJP) City Hall Summer Interns videos for National Intern Day. Thank you to our partners at the City of Bakersfield and California Volunteers. For more information on BYJP, please visit

Meet Sebastian (Finance Dept.), Carissa (City Clerk’s), and Broderick and Brock (Public Works).
Meet Raphael from the City of Bakersfield’s Water Resources Department.
Meet Arron from the City of Bakersfield’s Police Department.
Meet Jaqueline from the City of Bakersfield’s Recreation and Parks Department.
Meet Jazmin from the City of Bakersfield’s Recreation and Parks department.
Meet Lilly from the City of Bakersfield Recreation and Parks Department.