December 20th, 2014
Last month, we attended two different galas in California and had a terrific time! To see the highlights at both events, read on.
Sip, Savor, & Support Gala
for California School for the Deaf’s (CSDF) Association of Families, Teachers, and Counselors (AFTC) on November 15, 2014
This was the second year that we reserved a table at this Gala. Our employees and interpreters at the nearby Headquarter in Pleasanton (and several others from out of state!) dressed up and headed over to this event.
Our Ed Bosson flew in from Texas!
There were over 170 silent auction items and 30-45 live auction items. When we saw the Mozzeria trolley cake, we just had to bid on it. This item was meaningful to us since we sponsored Mozzeria’s trolley tour last October.
We were the top three bidders and had to literally race to the finish to win the cake. Convo Support Manager Robert Herin shocked all of us with his speed as he dashed to win the cake! It was the perfect way to end the evening for us.
The gala drew a crowd of 125 people and raised about $31,000. An impressive outcome!
Our table signing “pizza!”
(Photo credit: Erin Michele Photography)
CSUN NCOD 50th Anniversary Gala
for National Center on Deafness (NCOD) at California State University Northridge (CSUN) on November 15, 2014
On the same night in the southern part of California, CSUN hosted its gala to celebrate 50 years of National Center on Deafness’ exemplary service. It was also the night when Dr. Roz Rosen made her final appearance as Director of NCOD before retiring. To make the evening even more exciting, the theme was “It’s a 60s Pop Art World!” and many dressed accordingly.
Rosen and our CEO Jarrod Musano cheesing it for the camera
Our fun table!
About 240 guests attended and were waited on by 40 Deaf and hard-of-hearing students working at the event. Marlee Matlin and Herb Larson were auctioneers for the De’VIA Artworks.
Two of the many beautiful De’VIA works up for audition. Nancy Rourke did the portrait of Rosen. See the feature we did on Rourke and her colorful art here!
At the end of the night, approximately $22,000 was raised after expenses! Well deserved, NCOD.
We’re all Gala-ed out… just for now. Enjoy your weekend, folks!
(Photography credit: Jay Kowalczyk)