The Albany Education Foundation (AEF) and the Albany Community Foundation (ACF) are once again joining forces to host the Chocolate and Champagne Gala on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at Northbrae Community Church, 941 the Alameda in Berkeley. This special evening will include champagne, wine and beer, chocolate and non-chocolate desserts and savory treats. The Early Bird Quartet, who delighted attendees the past several years, will once again perform. Many delightful offerings will be available at the silent auction. A list of our wonderful silent auction donors is listed on both of our web sites along with our fabulous sponsors.
This year the Albany Rotary Club will be hosting some games in a casino - like setting in the parlor.
This year an added feature is babysitting provided by a local Girl Scout troop. Please contact Dianne McNenny, (510) 527 – 8476, to make reservations. You will need your ticket stub number to reserve a spot. Children must be toilet trained. There is a suggested $5.00 fee.
Tickets are $30, which includes a complimentary glass of champagne and desserts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets, which make delightful gifts, are now available and. I am happy to deliver them to you.
This is the main fundraiser for these two wonderful organizations who do so much for the Albany community. AEF provides grants for AUSD new teachers to assist them in setting up their classrooms, field trip grants, and mini grants as well as the Sally Outis block grants for larger projects. Please see our web site, www.albanyeducation.org for more information about AEF.
In the past year, ACF has been very active in supporting a number of programs including the Mercy Brown Bag lunch program at the Senior Center, the Albany Film Festival, Dinner with Albany, the Albany Y’s Youth and Government Program, AHS grad night and the Albany Triathlon and the High School’s Spring Concert in Memorial Park. We have provided food at all of the City park clean up days and recently joined with the Friends of 5 Creeks to replace the signage at the Albany Waterfront. ACF partners with the Diverse Housing Working group and AUSD providing funding for the shower program at the Albany Aquatic Center for those experiencing homelessness or other housing challenges. We also worked with other community organizations sponsoring events educating participants on more sustainable living. Please see our web site for more information about ACF, www.albanycommunityfoundation.org
If you would like to make a donation to the silent auction or become a sponsor, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All those who attended in past years had a wonderful time and I hope you will be able to join us this year at what has become a much anticipated Albany event, the 8th Chocolate and Champagne Gala on February 11.
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