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SBI's 20th Auction Gala Reaches Several Milestones
For many loyal guests, SBI's annual Auction Gala is more than a fundraiser -- it's a memorable party and fun opportunity to do good. Now, SBI can add history-making. On April 23, 2016, SBI's 20th Auction Gala, held at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, achieved several milestones.
The DoubleTree was a fresh venue with the capacity needed to expand the event. And grow it did! Over 550 people attended, a whopping 57% increase over the previous year and new record. Accordingly, net profits for the event -- which funds direct services for SBI clients -- achieved a peak increase of 48%! The "Walk The Red Carpet" themed evening included arrival photos of guests, silent auction, special video presentation about SBI clients, dinner, live auction, and then dancing to the live music of the Joe Sharino Band -- another first!
Executive Director Christine Camara said, "The Auction's unprecedented results are due to SBI's dedicated Board, Volunteers, Staff and hard-working Auction Committee. For 20 years, the Committee's expertise and tireless efforts have grown this crucial fundraiser into the success it is today. We are indebted to everyone who attended, all of our generous donors, and our auction winners." Camara added that plans are already underway for next year's Gala—April 8 at the DoubleTree with a return of the Joe Sharino Band!