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917 "C" Street
San Rafael, California 94901
(415) 457-4878
yia@youthinarts.org

Sip + Shop = Success!

On a hot July evening, Youth in Arts board member, Kylee Ortiz hosted her first Sip + Shop event at Neve & Hawk in San Anselmo…and it was a BIG hit! More than 50 guests turned out to sip wine, eat delicious food from Lucky Penny Bread, listen to great live music performed by Sharon Lang & Cheyenne Young, and of course shop the wonderful wares at Neve & Hawk. Store owners, Kris and Bob Galmarini kindly donated their space and sales associate’s time for the event, plus gave 15% of all sales to Youth in Arts. We are very grateful for their support!

The first 20 attendees received beautiful tiny succulent-filled pots created by Kylee and Cactus Jungle, as a thank you for giving a suggested donation at the door. The event also featured a raffle with a prize of a $100 gift certificate to Good Earth Natural Foods, as well as a silent auction with lovely items gifted by: San Anselmo Inn, Eden Day Spa, Blanc, Dollface, Chase Ace, Utility Room, Heart Tribe, Mill Road Studio, original artwork by Kylee Ortiz and Jennifer Shada, and SHN Tickets from Wayne & Debbi Yamagishi.

Well over $2,000 was raised to help support Youth in Arts programs. Thank you Kylee for putting on such a fantastic event, and helping to tell Youth in Arts’ story in your unique way. We appreciate your creativity, passion for arts education, and commitment to YIA!

 

Teeing up for Arts Education

A big thank you to the golfers (and wine lovers) who spent Friday at the Presidio Golf & Concordia Club in San Francisco competing in the third annual Youth in Arts Golf Tournament, hosted by YIA Board Treasurer Tim Distler.

  • The winning lowest net score was Kevin Martin & Scott Thomason
  • The closest to the pin winners were Ilya Zhuravlev & Gerard Westmiller
  • The longest drive winner was Scott Thomason

The event was sponsored by Troutman Sanders LLP with a host of amazing wineries providing wine for the event and a silent auction. In total the event netted over $8,500 in support of Youth in Arts programs for children of all ages and abilities.

If you’d like to donate to support the cause, click here!

Much appreciation to Kyle Haraszthy for providing the link to all the auction donations and for being the perfect sommelier for the guests. And thank you to all the following auction and event donors–please support businesses that support arts for kids!

Thank you to

Lynmar Estate, TOR, Williams Selyem, OVID, Kanzler Family Vineyards, Three Sticks, Texture, Repris Wines, Texture Wines, Pangloss Cellars, Blue Farm, Robert Craig, Paul Hobbs, Sojourn Cellars, Lasseter Family Winery, and the personal Collection of Terence Chu.

and to our generous Event Sponsor

FUNdraising with Bocce, Burgers & Beverages

Youth in Arts hosted our second annual Bocce Tournament Fundraiser on a beautiful, sunny Saturday afternoon in San Rafael. Nearly 50 players enjoyed four lively rounds of Bocce at the Marin Bocce Federation on September 15th. Many donors came out to support the event, and one of the eight teams was comprised of teenagers from our ‘Til Dawn A Cappella group. Though our ‘Til Dawn team they didn’t take home the big prize, they played with such wonderful enthusiasm! Competition was stiff, but after an exciting final round between, Take the Cannoli and deBOCCEry…deBOCCEry came away with the win! The winning team was rewarded with beautiful certificates and bottles of wine from YIA Board Member, Maura Tokarski. Our fantastic volunteers, Aliya & Jeffrey helped us to sell lots of raffle tickets at the event and announced the winners of the wonderful prizes from Benissimo Restaurant & BarPizzalina, and Marin Bocce Federation. ‘Til Dawn performed a set of four beautiful songs, to cap off a great day. We enjoyed delicious food and beverages from our generous donors – beer from Iron Springs Public House, wine from BJ Acker-Hitta, a slider bar from Farmburger Marin, and dessert from True Marin Treats. A big thank you to all of our individual and corporate donors, volunteers, and staff for helping make this fundraiser a success!

Thanks Golfers!

Golf Image for Evite GolfersWithTimA big thank you to the golfers (and wine lovers) who spent a foggy Friday at the Presidio Golf & Concordia Club in San Francisco competing in the second annual Youth in Arts Golf Tournament, hosted by YIA Board Treasurer Tim Distler.

The winning lowest score foursome was comprised of Bobbe Sabella, Ken Christopher, Jeff Stephenson and Tracey Gardner.
The two closest to the pin winners were Gerard Westmiller and Rip Malloy. Lastly, the longest drive winner was JD Cafaro.

The event was sponsored by Troutman Sanders LLP with a host of amazing wineries providing wine for the event and a silent auction. In total the event netted over $5000 in support of Youth in Arts programs for children of all ages and abilities.

If you’d like to donate to support the cause, click here!

Much appreciation to Kyle Haraszthy for securing all the auction donations and for being the perfect sommelier for the guests. And thank you to all the following auction and event donors–please support businesses that support arts for kids!

THANK YOU
Blue Farm
Dunbar Vineyard
Fleury Estate Winery
Haraszthy Family Cellars
Kamen Estate Wines
Kanzler Family Vineyards
Kivelstadt Cellars
Korbin Kameron
Lasseter Family Winery
Lynmar Estate
Martinelli Winery
Mike Macomber
Ovid. Napa Valley
Robert Craig
Terence Chu
Three Sticks
Williams Selyem
Winery Sixteen600

Thank you, Bocce Players!

Last weekend, Youth in Arts supporters met up on the courts at Marin Bocce Federation for a fundraiser supporting arts programs for K-12 students of all abilities. After three rounds of preliminary games and two playoff games, the big winner was Team WBBB. Congratulations!

The event raised over $10,000 for arts education and was a fun time as well, with a featured performance by Youth in Arts `Til Dawn A Cappella at the end of the day. We are so grateful to all the players for coming out to support Youth in Arts, to our Youth in Arts Board Member Deb Bennett for organizing, to Board Member Maura Tokarski for providing beautiful certificates and prizes for the winners, and especially to our sponsors who made the event possible. Thank you!

Court Sponsors

Caldwell Law Firm
Rosano & Co.
Schneider Wallace Cottrel Konecky Wotkyns LLP
Rock Wall Wine Company
State Room Brewery

Sponsored Teams

First Federal Savings & Loan of San Rafael
Bruce & Linda Hopper
Pura Vida
Matzo Balls
Team Mannie & Al
The Holy Rollers
Tuffanelli, Inc.
Susan Feder Mediation
Melissa Jones Briggs
Storek Architecture
Architect Teachers
WBBB
Angela Rafner

In-Kind Sponsors

We Bring the Bar
Marshall Arts
Café Arrivederci
Elev8Skin
Golden Gate Ferry