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 1, 2014 from 7:30-10:30 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 last year, will once again perform. Many delightful offerings are available at the silent auction. A list of our wonderful silent auction donors is also listed on both of our web sites.
Tickets are $30, which includes a complimentary glass of champagne and desserts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets, which make wonderful holiday gifts, are now available and. I am happy to deliver them to you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
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 website, www.albanyeducation.org, for more information about AEF.
The ACF supports community projects such as Dinner with Albany, the Albany FilmFest, Albany Reads, the Mercy Brown Bag Program, the AUSD mental health program. We have donated both bike racks and planters for the Albany Community Center and have been leaders in the effort to provide financial support to those transitioning away from homelessness in Albany. In the spring we will once again be collaborating with the AUSD music program to present an outdoor concert. Please see our web site for more information about ACF, www.albanycommunityfoundation.org.
We want to extend a special thank you to our generous sponsors to the Chocolate and Champagne Gala:
Arkin - Tilt Architects
Lozano - Smith Attorneys
Fishman Financial Group
Halpern Law Office
Dr. Immi Song
Daniel Winkler Realty
Albany Ford Subaru
East Bay Paints
All who attended last year 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 5th Chocolate and Champagne Gala on February 1.