Petaluma Educaitonal Foundation BASH Gala

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Name: Petaluma Educaitonal Foundation BASH Gala
Date: September 7, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 11:45 PM PDT
Event Description:
This year’s 2019 PEF BASH, supporting the mission of the Petaluma Educational Foundation (PEF), guarantees to be another legendary night of dancing, dining and auctions benefiting all 38 TK-12 public, not-for-profit and charter schools in the Petaluma area. This special gathering of the community will raise funds benefitting the mission of the longtime local non-profit, working to enrich and enhance the academic experience of each and every one of our 12,000 students. 
 
On Saturday, September 7th, PEF is rolling out the red carpet and welcoming guests who will enjoy a night filled with live music, dining, dancing and more with the event theme of The BASH: Your Star is Born! The event, hosted at the Petaluma Veteran’s Memorial Building, starts with signature cocktails, a super silent auction, and raffle, the night continues with a live auction offering an opportunity to bid on the most sought-after packages featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences, to all-time favorite culinary and excursion auction lots, takes place during the elegant sit-down dinner portion of the evening. All this leads to the gala’s highlight of the night, where the essence of the night’s message about financially supporting the effort to elevate the educational opportunities for every student truly takes center stage and the 400+ guests collectively raising their paddles pledging support to all Petaluma students, who benefit from PEF’s Impact Grant program. One hundred percent (100%) of the pledges during the Fund the Future paddle raise go to support the foundation’s annual grant program which last school year awarded over $200,000!This, combined with the total PEF Scholarship awards, amounts to $7,159,617in support through the mission of PEF since its inception. 
 
Live music by the Bay Area’s own Pride and Joy will add to the night’s star-studded event. All-inclusive tickets $175 pp ($150/pp early bird special through August 10th) are available today by contacting the PEF Office at (707) 778- 5063 or visiting the event website at PEFBASH2019.afrogs.orgPEF’s BASH Online Auction kicks off August 14th - August 28 (same link as above). This unique pre-event virtual auction provides everyone the opportunity, near and far, to bid on special items in supporting the mission of PEF. 
 
Our annual PEF Partners for Education– Petaluma Market, Petaluma Health Care District, Clover Sonoma, along with the Valedictoriansponsors Exchange Bank and Lace House Linen are this year's top-tier sponsors. Several other businesses who have committed to keeping education as a priority in our community will underwrite the festivities as corporate Honor Roll event partners: Baldwin McGaughey & Co. CPAs, Bank of Marin, Encore Events Rentals, Golden State Lumber, Hansel Auto Group, Hennessy Balanced Fund,  Mike Hudson Distributing, Minuteman Press Petaluma, Petaluma Argus-Courier, Pisenti & Brinker, LLP, Poppy Bank, Raymond Ramos DDS & Associates Pediatric Dentistry, Ray’s Catering, Ross recreation Equipment, Sonoma Clean Power, Team Ghilotti, The Regan Team, WK McLellan; Teacher’s Pet event partners: Bergin Family Trust, Cinema West, Comcast, Don Ramatici Insurance, Eikos Kitchen & Bath Design Studio, Friedman’s Home Improvement, Petaluma Post-Acute, Roman’s Plumbing, Inc., St. Joseph Health, Sonoma County Office of Education, Star Staffing, StudySync, Taylor Lane Organic Coffee, Top Speed Data Communications, and Vineyard Post Acute. This year’s event table wine sponsor is Jackson Family Wines.
 
Funding the Future of education has never been more important. PEF, which does not receive any government funding, is committed to ensuring that vital resources are available to all charter, public, and private campuses in our community. The annual PEF BASH event provides the public an opportunity to hear first-hand how they can partner with others to continue to the mission of the foundation as it launches its 38th year as a local nonprofit with a legacy of positively impacting generations of students. 
 
The Petaluma Educational Foundation (PEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1982. PEF has been supporting generations of Petaluma’s Transitional Kindergarten (TK) – 12thgrade students.
 
The mission of PEF since its inception is: Every child has a dream. The Petaluma Educational Foundation creates community partnerships to fulfill these dreams. PEF Grant and Scholarship programs enhance and enrich the academic experience of more than 12,000 students in Petaluma’s 38 public, charter, and not-for-profit private schools. We believe in them. We empower them. We invest in their future. 
 
Location:
Petaluma Veteran's Memorial Building
1094 Petaluma Blvd., South
Petaluma, CA 94952
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Contact Information:
Maureen Highland / Katy Verke
Fees/Admission:
$150/ pp all-inclusive ticket for signature cocktails, sit-down dinner, silent auction, live auction Fund the Future Paddle Raise and a private concert with Pride & Joy.  Tickets go to $175/pp after August 11th.
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