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Posted By Jody Purdom On January 4, 2011 @ 10:06 am In Sonoma Scene | Comments Disabled
The Lodge at Sonoma was the scene for the Mentoring Alliance’s annual New Year’s Gala. This year’s event, Midnight at the Moonglow Lounge, drew 180 revelers for an evening of black tie fun. A cocktail reception, dinner, live and silent auction rounded out the evening while legendary band Pride & Joy kept the dance floor hopping well past the stroke of midnight.
Of course, raising money to support mentoring programs was the party’s raison d’etre and the crowd didn’t disappoint. The Fund-A-Need alone raised $65,300 and a matching $50,000 donation brought that total to an amazing $115,300. All told, organizers estimate that the evening raised an approximate $240,000 before expenses.
Photos by Melania Mahoney
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