Garden Party Benefit for Working Classroom

2012-01-24

Our benefit for Working Classroom was a big success last Sunday, with great food, cocktails, live music, a raffle, a silent auction and lots of fun in the Schoos Design gardens.   Popular vocal stylist Cassidy performed a set with her band, including original songs and selections from artists like James Taylor.  (Look for Cassidy's next record to be released soon!)  More importantly, over one hundred people attended and we raised over $5,000 for a great cause. 

 

Working Classroom is an organization that gives professional visual and theater arts training to youth from traditionally ignored communities, providing career opportunities for deserving young artists while also supporting diverse voices and visions in the arts.  We at Schoos were excited to be able to support this terrific organization while also having a wonderful afternoon party in our garden. 

 

And, despite dire predictions,  it didn't even rain!  Click below to see photos of some of the beautiful people who spent an afternoon celebrating and helping others.

Kathleen McGee-Anderson, Talia Damien, Deborrah Wilkinson and Doil Jarnegan enjoying the Schoos GardensAllan Rich bidding on the silent auctionAnn Cusack of the famed acting family and board member of Working ClassroomBarry Krost and Edward RadaBrad Bonner and Fred HarmonBrent Blair, Executive Director Nan Elsasser and Richard McClarkenBrent Blair and Steve HuCharlotte BraithwaiteChristoph Freslon, Nelson Enrique and Uwe FreyerDebbie EtchisonDeborrah Wilkinson and Doil JarneganGamal Palmer, board memberGamal with singer Cassidy, who gave a fabulous performance with her band!Jamon Green and Allan RichJeff Segal, Judy Unger, Maya and Owen (cousins of board member Gamal Palmer)Jenny and Kirk FisherJenofry ClarkJoe Arzuaga and Ali RahimiJohn Barley and Ali RahimiKahlil IskarousLee Menichella and Steve ZezulaMelissa Steck and Felicia EndelmanMichael TaylorMichelle Frias and Steve EndelmanMillie and Chris LietoMorgan Compagnan, Alix Soubiran, Martha Fahreed and Joe MauceriExecutive Director Nan ElsasserBoard Members Nan Elsasser, James Gallegos and Gamal PalmerNick Bell, Jason Hatfield, Osan Yu and Tai FamRobert Egan and Lee MenichellaRon Woodson and Peter GerskiSaye LahStacy Shoemaker and Alejandra LilloSteve ZezulaTalia LielPenn Densham (photographer), Wendy Densham and Michael Berman

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