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Mayor Invites Community to Redwood City Education Foundation’s Gala 2006 Fundraiser

Redwood City, CA - February 22 , 2006 - Redwood City Mayor Barbara Pierce and the Redwood City Education Foundation invite the community to join in supporting our schools by attending Gala 2006, the Redwood City Education Foundation’s (RCEF) annual signature fundraising event.

This special evening of fabulous food and enjoyment – all in support of a great cause – takes place Saturday, March 4th at 6:30 pm under the nearly century-old stained glass dome of the San Mateo County History Museum, 750 Middlefield Road. The cost is $75 per person, with 100% of the evening’s proceeds going directly towards supporting the programs in the Redwood City School District that are funded by the RCEF. Reservations and information are available by calling (650) 568-0233. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended.

The evening begins with cocktails, live music and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction. Redwood City Council Member Jim Hartnett and Vice Mayor Rosanne Foust will serve as both masters of ceremony and auctioneers for the evening. Live music will entertain one and all during the silent auction and cocktail hour, and new and exciting live auction items promise lively bids. How about a Napa Valley wine tasting, private tour and blending session? Or dinner and a Capitol tour with Senator Joe Simitian? Or a year’s worth of Peet’s Coffee? These items and many more are available for auction at this gala fundraising event.

Mayor Pierce notes that, “This Gala 2006 event will help to ensure the Foundation’s great programs can expand to serve all students from kindergarten through eighth grade in the Redwood City School District. I would like to personally invite members of the Redwood City community to join us for a fun and exciting evening as we show our support for the Foundation and our students. ”

For twenty-three years the RCEF has been funding supplemental programs for the Redwood City School District’s kindergarten through 8th grade students. Most recently the RCEF has focused primarily on music education. In light of decreased state funding and unavoidable district cuts, 2005 began a period of evolution for the RCEF. The Board of Directors has chosen to expand the breadth of programs funded to include wellness, academic, art and music programs along with school site programs. Already 2006 has witnessed increased community partnerships, forums on public education and numerous outreach programs from the RCEF. The Redwood City Education Foundation website is at

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Cherlene Wright
Redwood City Education Foundation
(650) 245-5262

Barbara Pierce, Mayor
(650) 368-6246


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