Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance

Welcome to BAlEAF

A nonprofit charity to assist Bay Area law enforcement officers and their families who have experienced a member killed in the line of duty, suffered a serious injury or illness, or similar catastrophic event - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. 100% of your donation is awarded directly to the officers and their families.  100% of the administrative expenses are covered personally by the Board. Guaranteed!  Donate to BALEAF today!

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The Passing of Beloved BALEAF Co-Founder, Mrs. Marilyn Rosekind

Marilyn S. Rosekind passed away on January 25, 2021, just a day short of her 90th birthday.  Marilyn was born and raised in San Francisco, CA, the daughter of Anthony Shaves and Pauline  (Graf) Shaves and the sister of Verlayne (Shaves) Offenbach. She attended Lincoln High School  and obtained her Associates degree at San Francisco Community College. 

Marilyn was married to Barry Rosekind and they had two children, Mark and Gary. Barry was a  San Francisco Police Officer, a motorcycle officer who was killed in the line-of-duty in 1958  when Marilyn was 27, Mark 3.5, and Gary 2 years old. Marilyn dedicated her life to raising her  two boys, moving from San Francisco to San Bruno, CA, later residing in Foster City and  eventually living for over a decade at the Magnolia of Millbrae. 

Marilyn’s career spanned decades as a legal secretary, office manager in a dental office, at a  credit union, and for years as the executive secretary for the Board at the San Mateo Community  College District. A passionate supporter of law enforcement, Marilyn was one of the founders of  the Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (BALEAF), an organization dedicated to  support the families of fallen officers. She served as BALEAF’s first President and continued to  serve in that capacity for the next 10 years; she remained on the Board of Directors until her  passing. Her community leadership and involvements were legendary and were recognized  through many honors and awards. Throughout her life Marilyn served in leadership roles in as  well as a member of Women’s American ORT, was president of multiple PTAs, was a booster  for many swimming and basketball endeavors for her boys, and was President of the Magnolia’s  resident association. 

Marilyn’s son Mark is married to Debra Babcock and they have two children, Aaron Rosekind and Eve Rosekind. Aaron is married to Madalyn Radlauer and they have one child, nine-month old Isaac. Marilyn enjoyed every moment on video calls with her great-grandson and seeing his  photos always made her smile. Marilyn’s son Gary was married to Stephanie Rosekind and they  had one son, Barry Rosekind, married to Esti Rosekind. Gary was diagnosed with cancer at  15 years old and after a 20-year battle, he passed away in 1991 at the age of 35. 

Marilyn had a large extended family through her sister Verlayne and Fred Offenbach and their  children, Karen Gourdin and husband Bill Gourdin, Paula Schlesinger and husband Rabbi  George Schlesinger, and Randy and Elaine Offenbach. The family also extended to her sister-in law, Sylvia (Rosekind) Solomon and Bert Solomon and their children, Karen Scheikowitz and  husband Jay Scheikowitz, Roger Solomon and wife Fatima Solomon, Ted Solomon and wife  Candace Solomon, and Mindy Zych and husband Peter Zych.  

Marilyn was beloved by so many people who were the recipients of her motherly love, caring,  support, warmth, and treats. Her strength and optimism are embodied in her ever-present  guidance to “be happy.” Donations in her memory may be made to BALEAF (baleaf.org).

Board of the Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund. Mrs. Marilyn Rosekind is second from the left in front.

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Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund

About Us

BALEAF provides support to Bay Area law enforcement officers and their families in crisis who have experienced a member killed in the line of duty, suffered a serious injury or illness, or  other catastrophic event.

BALEAF can provide immediate funding for a range of needs in these difficult circumstances.

Founded in 1999, BALEAF supports all employees of law enforcement agencies within the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding counties assisting sworn and non-sworn employees. As of 2020, we have awarded over $1.9M!

BALEAF Provides

  • Short term financial assistance
  • Referrals for psychological services, grief support, and spiritual support
  • Educational scholarships

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BALEAF's Number One Sponsor

SAN FRANCISCO POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION


Click on the logo to go directly to the site.



BALEAF's Dependable Donor

Last year, over 3,800 CCSF employees (970 of which are Leadership Givers pledging $500 or more) raised more than $1.23 million for over 1,200 non-profit organizations.

This year, we hope to raise $1 million for charity. As the pandemic continues to impact our local and global communities, deserving charities and the people they serve are in even greater need. Through this Campaign, we want to show that San Francisco cares, now more than ever!

To help support San Francisco’s efforts on COVID-19, please consider donating to the Give2SF COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, featured in the 2020 Combined Charities Campaign.  Click the logo to go directly to the site.

BALEAF's Consistent Supporter
Through the Years


Our generous benefactors and sponsors have been integral in our ongoing support of our Law Enforcement family.  Thank you to the Police Credit Union and our friends, Darlene Hong, Vice President of Membership Development, and Priscilla Guterres, Director of Membership Development, for being there for BALEAF from the beginning!  These two women have always gone to bat for BALEAF, and their support is always cherished.  That being said, check out the CU website and consider supporting our supporters. Click on the logo to go directly to the site.

President fabian brown

WELCOME TO BALEAF!

It is my greatest honor to be the President of this beloved organization. Our mission is simple: Support Bay Area law enforcement members and their families who experienced a catastrophic event or a serious injury or illness.

"We hope that you never need us, but we're here if you ever do."


501 (c)(3) Charity Organization

The Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund is designated a charity organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service .  Our IRS identification is #91-2006597 and BALEAF is a recognized California Public Benefit Corporation with identification #C2179208.   Your donations are tax deductible, but always check with your tax advisor.  You can donate by check, money order, online through a credit card, and direct funds transfer (EFT).  See our Donations webpage for details.


Fundraising Events

We hold fundraising events throughout a year, well attended and fun for everyone!  View the upcoming events to join us in the future.  Proceeds from the fundraisers goes to BALEAF to support our mission of assisting law enforcement families in need. 


Upcoming events

ALL BALEAF EVENTS ARE CANCELLED through 2020 due to COVID-19


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Use the link below to donate and support BALEAF.


Fabian Brown, President


Contact Us
T: 415-837-0875
F: 415-392-6273
E: bayareale1025@gmail.com

Address: BALEAF              
Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund
P.O. Box 31764
San Francisco, CA 94131-0764

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