50 Fund Playmaker: Dr. Tomás Magaña and FACES for the Future

Our 14th 50 Fund Playmaker is FACES for the Future. Based at St. Rose Hospital in Hayward, FACES is an internship and leadership development program for high school juniors and seniors from Southern Alameda communities interested in health careers. While 82% of students served report financial struggle and 59% report surviving trauma, 100% of all FFSR students graduate from high school and 61% of them are the first in their families to do so.

FACES will use its Playmaker grant to provide additional program experience to its 30 current students and purchase supplies for its FFSR Student Camp at California State University East Bay. 

FACES has recognized Dr.Tomás Magaña as their Playmaker. A practicing pediatrician, he is the Director of the FACES for the Future Coalition at the Public Health Institute and devotes himself to the helping vulnerable youth find a path while working to diversity the health workforce.

“Seeing firsthand that students in Southern Alameda County lacked resources available in Oakland, Dr. Magaña committed to bringing a FACE program to St. Rose Hospital,” Jasmine Nakagawa, FACES program coordinator. “His commitment to the Hayward FACES program is strong and he continues to work with the FACES students – teaching workshops, championing a mentorship program with Samuel Merritt University, attending parent meetings and advocating for the program.”

50 weeks. 50 grants. 50 opportunities to recognize Bay Area residents who are making a difference through their service to our community in celebration of Super Bowl 50. The 50 Fund’s Playmaker program was designed to showcase the real difference Bay Area nonprofits are making in the lives of our children, and people behind the scenes who are making that impact possible. 

Every Tuesday, the 50 Fund – the legacy fund of the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee – will reveal a new Playmaker and share that nonprofit’s story of inspiration.