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2010 Gala

A big "Thank You" to everyone who helped make our 2010 Gala fundraiser on March 14th a successful event.

The singers: Christine Abraham, Christine Brandes, Marie Plette, Paula Rasmussen, and Donald Sherrill. Pianist James Meredith. The jazz trio: Frank Mercurio, Karen Horner, and Peter Riso. Auctioneer Geoff Alman from Clars Auction Gallery. Gala Committee Chair Robyn Dondero and her committee and all the volunteers. Well Grounded Tea & Coffee Bar for the coffee and tea. Ching Chang for the invitation design and for photographing the event. And, of course, Chapel of the Chimes.

We are grateful to the following businesses and individuals whose generous contributions made the Gala possible :

2010 GALA COMMITTEE
Robyn Dondero, Chair
Jim Aron
Anna Boersma
Tom Brougham
Ching Chang
Marian Kohlstedt
Sigmund Seigel
Paul Sugarman
VOLUNTEERS
Heidi Bendorf
Jordan Best
Jeffrey Douglass
Mary Gallahue
Marilyn Goodman
Nelson Goodman
Ginny Lackner
Alexis Lane Jensen
Marie Plette
Gayle Roberts
Fred Schott
Gary Smith
Carole Suveda
Nancy Swearingen
Janet Welch
Elizabeth Wells
Cynthia Whitehead
Paul Wren



2009 Gala Photos

Board President Paul Sugarman
Board President Paul Sugarman (photos by Ching Chang, except as noted)

Past President Tim Blevins and past Treasurer Barbara West
Past President Tim Blevins and past Treasurer Barbara West

Board member Michele Molitor
Board member Michele Molitor

Male à capella group Opus IV, who provided entertainment throughout the Gala
Male à capella group Opus IV, who provided entertainment throughout the Gala

Gala guests study some of the silent auction offerings
Gala guests study some of the silent auction offerings

Martin Schoell and Terri Stuart with the double magnum of Martin's wine that is part of the Winemaker's Dinner that was auctioned
Martin Schoell and Terri Stuart with the double magnum of Martin's wine
that is part of the Winemaker's Dinner that was auctioned

Judith Bloom and Carol Suveda
Judith Bloom and Carol Suveda

Auctioneer Redge Martin auctioning the quilt displayed by board member Marian Kohlstedt
Auctioneer Redge Martin auctioning the quilt displayed by board member Marian Kohlstedt

A concert of opera excerpts was performed by, l. to r., Kevin Courtemanche, Ailyn Perez, Jonathan Khuner, Nicolle Foland, and Kenneth Kellogg
A concert of opera excerpts was performed by, l. to r., Kevin Courtemanche,
Ailyn Perez, Jonathan Khuner, Nicolle Foland, and Kenneth Kellogg

Photographer John Martin with the photo portrait of one of the 
<br>San Francisco Opera chorus women he donated to the auction
Photographer John Martin with the photo portrait of one of the San Francisco Opera
chorus women he donated to the auction
photo by Cindy Warner

Business Council member Steve Holland of Fidelity Insurance with< a painting donated to the auction by artist Audrey Kral
Business Council member Steve Holland of Fidelity Insurance with
a painting donated to the auction by artist Audrey Kral
photo by Cindy Warner




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