Chocolate and Champagne Gala, a Favorite Event, Coming February 9, 2013

Major fund raiser for 2 Albany organizations

The Albany Education Foundation and the Albany Community Foundation are once again joining forces to host the Chocolate and Champagne Gala on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 from 7:30-10:30 p.m. This special evening will include champagne, wine and beer, chocolate and non-chocolate desserts and savory treats. The Night Owls, who delighted attendees last year, will perform again this year. Many delightful offerings are available at the silent auction, including some suitable for last minute Valentine's Day gifts.

Tickets are $25, which includes a complimentary glass of champagne and desserts. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. I have tickets and will be happy to deliver them to you.  You can send an email to acf@albanycommunityfoundation.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. We recently purchased a bassoon for the AHS music program.

For information about our recent mini grant awards please see, http://albany.patch.com/blog_posts/albany-education-foundation-awards-mini-grants 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.  In the spring we will 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. A list of our wonderful silent auction donors is also listed on our web site.

We want to extend a special thank you to our generous sponsors to the Chocolate and Champagne Gala:

Kevin Tannahill

Arkin - Tilt Architects

Marvin Gardens Realty

Mechanics Bank

Lozano - Smith Attorneys

Fishman Financial Group

Halpern Law Office

Dr. Immi Song

East Bay Paints

Daniel Winkler Realty

Golden Gate Fields

Burks and Toma Architects


All who attended last year had a wonderful time and wehope you will be able to join us this year at what has become a much anticipated Albany event.


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