If you read last week’s blog or have been following us on Facebook, you probably know our Annual Gala took place this past weekend. And there’s great news to report — the Gala was a tremendous success thanks to our loyal supports, like you.
Hope was truly the guest of honor at this year’s Gala. The event began with a special message from Dr. Phil, a longtime supporter and friend of The Leaven. The room was packed, and there were dozens of very special guests, including some of our students from our Groves center.
An evening full of fun and hope was more than just a great chance to get together with our friends. It was also a chance for us to make a real difference for children needing the proven program The Leaven offers. And our guests went above and beyond, helping us to raise more than $150,000 for our Leaven programs.
We are overwhelmed by this tremendous show of support for the work our award-winning Leaven programs do. Because of friends like you, dozens of Leaven kids will find hope this year, and for many years to come.
Among the special guest at our Gala were Congressman John Garamendi, Assemblymember Jim Frazier, Assemblymember Bill Dodd, Former Assemblymember Mariko Yamada, State Secretary of Education Kerry Mazzoni, Solano County Supervisor John Vasquez, Napa County Supervisor Brad Wagenknecht, Solano County Assessor/Recorder Mark Tonnessen, Fairfield Mayor Harry Price, Vice Mayor Chuck Timm (Fairfield), District Attorney Krishna Abrams, City of Suisun Councilmember Mike Segala, City of Vacaville Councilmember Dilenna Harris, City of Vallejo Councilmember Bob Sampayan, City of Fairfield Manager David While, Solano County Sherriff Thomas Ferrara, Fairfield Police Chief Joe Allio, Vacaville Police Chief John Carli, Dixon Police Chief John Cox, Fairfield Fire Chief Tony Velasquez and many more!
Our Leaven programs work because of friends like you, who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children and families right here in California. Thank you again for your support of The Leaven. Together we are helping kids and communities rise!