On September 15th, CFC supporters donned their finest and brought their smiles and generous hearts to the JW Marriott in San Francisco for CFC's Charity Gala. Hosted by Edna Cooper and Marilyn Weber, this was CFC's second charity fundraiser in Bay Area, and the elegant evening proved to be another great success.
Guests enjoyed delicious food and were tempted by an array of incredible silent and live auction prizes. Many went home winners, and many demonstrated their support and generosity by raising their bidding paddles in support of the evenings Fund-A-Need.
Keynote presentations were made by CFC Founder and CEO Jamie Amelio, and CFC Youth Ambassador twelve-year old Mitch Reichenbach from Orinda (at right), who captured the adult audience's attention with his confident and passionate speech about his connection to CFC.
In addition to many Californians, the event brought together supporters from as far away as Singapore, Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Texas. The audience also included many who were new to CFC's cause, and it is clear that the Northern California Chapter's commitment to CFC is solid.
If you are interested in viewing photographs taken at the event, please click here to access CFC's SmugMug account. Download for free, and purchase directly from SmugMug. Enjoy the memories!
Special thanks are due to photographer Ann Murphy and her team, to all those who donated auction prizes and in-kind donations, and, of course, to remarkable co-chairs Edna Cooper and Marilyn Weber and their tireless team of volunteers.
CFC would like to recognize the generous support of our sponsors and benefactors.
Platinum Sponsors - K H Koo Charitable Foundation; Hong & Tinara Choing; Louis Lehot & the Partners at DLA Piper; Kate Murphy
Gold Sponsors - Tom & Kate McCabe
Silver Sponsors - Bill & Jamie Amelio; Geoffrey & Sokunthea Fite
Bronze Sponsors - Peter & Hope Bartolotta; John & Edna Cooper
Benefactors - Timothy & Nancy Brown; Savy Buoy; Stephen & Suellen Carson; Scott & Valerie Corvin; Bob Ellis; Dell & Sandi Hutchinson; Mike O'Neill & Carrie Rubin; Michael & Kristen Olosky; Marilyn Weber