Thanks to the support of donors, sponsors, bidders, volunteers and more, it was our most successful year yet grossing $300,000 to support expansion of environmental and nature programs, a mobile outdoor classroom, and further development of the Wetlands Ecology Center project.
We are truly grateful to Terry McGrath of McGrath Properties who announced an additional pledge of $250,000 toward the capital campaign to fund the Wetlands Ecology Center!
The sold out in-person fundraiser thrilled guests with daring aerial performances, local graffiti artists Johnny Mendez and the Apexer painting live, and live music by The Speakeasies. The event featured a live auction emceed by Claudette Shatto of Wine Down Media and the auctioneer team of Richard & Rely Pio Roda.
The bidding was hot during the inaugural online auction preceding the event. With unique packages such as Wetlands Sunset Tours, unique art, wine experiences and more, the online auction was a hit and we look forward to its return next year.
We are gratefully overwhelmed with the generosity, encouragement, and support of the American Canyon and Napa County communities. Special thanks to the following people who were instrumental in a successful week of fundraising:
Terry McGrath, McGrath Properties, and the Jaeger Family - For the generous use of the Ruins venue and their endless support
Our hard working Planning and Auction Team - Andrea Long, Joy Hilton, Cathy Dacanay, Kristen Gutierrez, Sean Hughes, Cathy Margolati, Patricia Oro, Charlie Plummer, Scott Thomason, Melissa Weyant and Raffi Boloyan
The incredible Facilities crew - Sean Hughes, Allen Nauright, Mike Sellick, Will Morias, David Long, Tom Philips
Saeko Sugo for the beautiful centerpiece design and donation
Anne Garner for coordinating and managing the Dessert Dash
Recology American Canyon for in kind donation of event waste, compost, and recycling bins
American Canyon Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center for sponsoring event and program printing
Wine and Spirits Sponsors/Donors - ICC Stravinski, Infinity Bottling, Amulet Estate, Hess Collection, JCB Collection, Mumm Napa, Ruins Distillery, Old Kan Brewing, Castello di Amorosa, Nichelini Family Winery, Jaeger Vineyards, Fel, Routestock, Vinafore
ACCPF and Event Staff - Joy Hilton, Andrea Long, Janice Hughes and the amazing crew at 9 Catering, Melanie Margolati, Marika Bogiantzis, and Anthony Ray
An Evening at the Ruins would not be possible without the support of our amazing community. On behalf of our Board, Staff, and volunteers THANK YOU!