Last night my husband and I joined hundreds of others on the Sonoma Plaza for the Red and White Ball – talk about an amazing evening!  The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) has been serving our community for nearly 18 years channeling $3,600,000 into public school enhancement. Each local school has received funding, as have many adjacent non-profits such as the Boys & Girls Club, Mentoring Alliance, Boosters Club, and Ecology Center, plus all local PTO’s.

Laura Zimmerman, Executive Director of SVEF, led an impressive team of volunteers in planning and hosting The Red and White Ball.  There were a number of SVUSD staff members, including Board Trustees who volunteered to make the evening such a success.  Once again, our community stepped up and “raised a paddle” for the Fund-a-Need portion of the evening and from my estimates at least $20,000 was raised for our public
schools.

I’m already looking forward to next year’s event – thank you Sonoma Valley for once again showing why this is the best community in the world!!