In honor of MVEF's 30th anniversary, Microsoft provided a grant to allow the Foundation to create a short video, or micro-documentary. We are very grateful for the support and were to debut the micro-doc at the March 29th Spring Gala.
Despite the rainy weather, many parents and community members came out to celebrate 30 years of supporting our schools. With sponsorships, ticket sales, the raffle, and silent and live auction, we raised just over $87,000. A few auction items are still available – check out our online auction and we just might reach $90,000.
We are very grateful to our presenting sponsor, Google, for their significant support. Our silver sponsors, Sodexo, Greystone West and Piper Jaffray, and bronze sponsors, Heaney Violins, West Valley Music, DLM Architecture, Artik Art & Architectur, Keygent LLC and Heritage Bank of Commerce also have a big impact. Our leadership and community sponsors include John & Gwen McAlister, Microsoft, Helming’s Auto Repair, Recology, Employee Benefits Services, Sonitrol Security, GCA Law Partners, Crittenden PTA, Prometheus Real Estate Group, Sares Regis Group, Rouleau Orthodontics, Quixey, Margaret Abe-Koga, EarthBaby Compostable Diaper Service, and Rentech Precision Machining.
Our Taste of Mountain View gala would not have been possible without the gnerous donations of our participating restaurants and stores. They provided an array of delicious tastes. Please thank these establishments for their support: The Counter Custom Built Burgers, Paul Martin’s American Grill, The Menu Artisan Cuisine of India, Steins Beer Garden, Esther’s German Bakery, Whole Foods and The Milk Pail Market.
Congratulations also to our three raffle winners! Jenny C. from Bubb won the Earthquakes tickets, Alice C. from the Monta Loma neighborhood won the Cost Plus Gift card, and Eva W. from the Cuesta Park neighborhood won the San Francisco Giants tickets. Thank you to all who purchased raffle tickets -- the raffle alone raised more than $8600 for our schools.