Monday, March 14, 2011

The Art of Dessert

The reason for the trip to Sonoma was to attend The Art of Dessert event at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts. This years benefactor of the year was the Lytton Rancheria and tribal chairwoman Margie Mejia. The Lytton tribe has become heavily involved in donating and raising funds to support the center and the children of the greater Sonoma region.

The Art of Dessert is the Arts Center’s annual, and only, major fundraising gala. Three hundred of Sonoma County’s leading business owners, arts lovers, and philanthropists gather to honor the Center’s Arts Benefactor of the Year.

Proceeds raised benefit the Center’s arts and education programs, which include free and discounted tickets for low-income and at-risk children, subsidies for student transportation to performances, musical instruments loaned free of charge to children who cannot afford to rent or buy them, in-classroom student workshops with artists, and professional development courses for teachers.

Since its inception in 2003, The Art of Dessert has generated more than $650,000 and helped the Center to provide the enrichment of the arts to more than 200,000 children. This years goal was to raise $165,000. I'm not sure if they reached that goal but with the way people were bidding I'm thinking they probably exceeded that number!


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