Help Dorothée Rebuild

Our dearest friend Dorothée Mitrani tragically lost everything in her beautiful home in a terrible fire, including her three beloved dogs. We are calling on her community to please support her in our efforts to help her rebuild her life.

Dorothée is one of the most generous, kind, and warm-hearted people we know. For more than 20 years, her restaurant, La Note on Shattuck Avenue,  has been the beating heart of Downtown Berkeley, serving up her unique recipe of generosity, deep connection, and delicious food .  

She has served on the boards of various Berkeley community organizations, and has been recognized for her countless contributions. As a single mother and a hard-working sole proprietor, this tragic personal loss will take a tremendous toll on her.

"Dorothée has been so generous to Berkeley for decades—keeping La Note lively and delicious, giving hundreds of Berkeley High School students their first jobs, and serving on the Downtown Berkeley Association board," said Berkeley Councilwoman Sophie Hahn.

She now finds herself in a situation having to start over completely. If you’ve been touched by Dorothée and her remarkable, loving spirit, please join us in giving back to her.

On behalf of all who love and cherish Dorothée, we thank you.

December update: Dorothée is extremely grateful to her community for all of the tremendous outpouring of support and kindness. 


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  • James Guiraud  
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Colleen Miller 
    • $35 
    • 10 mos
  • Joan and Jon Nackerud 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Lauren Kerr 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Naomi Starkman 
Berkeley, CA
Dorothee Mitrani 

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