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INSPIRE! Auction Gala 2014 Success
Posted 04/10/2014 08:00AM

We are pleased to announce the INSPIRE! Auction Gala 2014 raised more than $230,000!  Of that amount, $104,250 will be invested in classrooms of the future at York School including the York Fab Lab.  These funds will be used to create flexible learning spaces that are conducive to collaboration and hands-on learning, skills that are key in problem-solving to meet 21st century challenges. To learn more about our project or to contribute click here.

Thanks to everyone who attended the event, purchased auction items or Best of Live tickets, donated auction items, volunteered, and/or raised their paddles that evening.  A special thanks to the following individuals and businesses, whose support was instrumental to our success:

Gala Co-Chairs

Debbie Eaton
Debra Schadeck


Corie and Fane Opperman

Vista Group Inc.


Chris Campbell and Bud Smith
Katie and Drew Gibson
KSBW and Central Coast ABC
Fredric Hartzell and Janet Wilson
Edwin K.S. Ryu ’69 and Julie Satake Ryu
Union Bank
Jim Valentine


Brooks Wine
Scheid Vineyards
Ventana Vineyards


Joe Heston, President and General Manager, KSBW and Central Coast ABC


Dan Green, Action News 8 Anchor, KSBW and Central Coast ABC


Peggy Downes Baskin for sponsoring a faculty table
Rob Klevan and the York School Jazz Ensemble
Trio Carmel and Katie and Drew Gibson (McKenna ’16) for event gifts

Committee Members:

Nancy Baker
Sheryll Bauman
Marilyn Calciano
Diane Davies
Jocelyn Douglas
Marianne Gawain ’76
Jennifer Golden
Sandi Gustafson
Janie Heuck
Melissa Martella
Mary Khasigian Nikssarian
Liana Olsen
Emy Paghasian
Marcia Pompan
Cynthia Rowe
Jacqueline Van Nes
Robin Welch
Janet Wilson
Lori Wong

Auction Volunteers:

Tiana Alexander ’16
Nicha Allen ’14
Liv Antoncich
Audrey Bailey ’18
Chris Balog
Carol Quimby-Bonan
Chris Calciano ’14
Brian Clark ’14
Evan Coleman ’14
Eloise Coly ’16
Phillip de Lorimier ’16
Stacy Dubuc
Austin Eaton ’15
Chelsea Esterline ’06
Courtney Ferrante
Riley Gaucher ’15
Susana Zubiate Glina
Amy Goodson
Connor Goodson ’17
Carol Haubach
Rowan Herbert ’14
Ryan Ixtlahuac ’16
Ben Jacobs ’16
Susan Koza
Cindy Laurance
Marie Lefebvre
Soraya Levy ’16
Johnny Lim ’14
Sara Lyon
Rahel Lyons
Daniel Massoudi ’15
Mayra Melendez ’14
Umar Momen ’15
Quinn Murphy ’15
Audrey Mustoe ’15
Emily Mustoe ’17
Jen Nelson
Ellie Newman ’15
Nick Newman ’14
Kevin Ng ’15
Reinel Nocon ’15
Anthony Paolini ’16
Annalynn Patterson
David Patterson
Geri Pirkle ’16
Alyssa Pompan ’17
Josh Pompan ’14
Aaron Ray ’15
TJ Racoosin
Eunice Rhee ’15
Belle Roberts ’15
Eric Sanford
Yvette Satchell
Ben Scott ’14
Guila Scott
Navid Shamszadeh ’15
Raina Shamszadeh ’17
Catha Smith
Montana Sprague ’17
Simone Sprague
Lizzy Stanton ’15
Lauren Sugar ’18
Clara Wang
John Yeager ’17
Jack Yost ’14

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