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THANK YOU Gala donors, sponsors & attendees—
We raised more than $93,000 with your help! 

The 2015 MVEF Spring Gala and Auction held March 21 was a rousing success, thanks to the generosity and support of so many in our community: 

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  • Six restaurants & stores provided delicious food
  • 14 Companies sponsored the gala
  • 230 people bought tickets
  • 150+ companies and individuals donated goods and services for the auction
  • 25 people made direct donations at the gala
  • 30+ people sold 1748 raffle tickets

Between sponsorships, tickets sales, live and silent auctions, direct donations and the raffle, the Spring Gala brought in more than $93,000.

Auctioneer John Lumm, of JSL Auctions, provided great entertainment while helping us raise a record amount from the live auction. John was instrumental in encouraging guests to support MVEF with direct donations specifically for the art and music programs in our schools. After the auctions, DJ Mike Lewis of SoulSimpleSounds had the crowd dancing until the lights went up.

Auction items still available!

Did you miss the Gala? Or wish you had bid on a few more items?Here's your second chance! Check out our updated Online Catalog for items that are still available. Don't miss out on great opportunities for a family portrait session, summer camps for the kids (Western Ballet and Spartans Sports), personal training to help you tone up for summer, and more. 

Thank you to our generous Taste of Mountain View restaurants

Gala attendees enjoyed a delicious variety of tastes donated by our participating Taste of Mountain View restaurants. Amber India provided a popular vegetable pakora with mint & tamarind chutneys and tasty chicken kebab bites.  Bierhaus brought out their house-made buffalo chicken sausage and spicy beer nuts. New restaurant Mixx had maple-glazed salmon, macaroni and cheese with bacon, and innovative kabocha squash bites.  Oren's Hummus brought their famous pita bread with signature hummus and babaganoush.  Shana Thai had a delicious pumpkin curry served on jasmine rice, and a classic pad Thai preparation.  Finally, Milk Pail Market provided delicious cheeses, including a delightful Finnish Lappi. We are so grateful to these restaurants for their generosity and support.  

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The Mountain View Educational Foundation works collaboratively with the community to raise funds for essential programs with a goal of ensuring a well-rounded education for all Mountain View Whisman School District students.