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Havana Nights Benefit Auction on October 20th

Posted 10 months, 2 weeks ago


Save the date for the hottest night this side of Havana! Donna Salof presents Havana Nights, Party at the Tropicana, the annual Coronado Schools Foundation Benefit Auction with proceeds benefitting Coronado’s public schools through CSF. This year’s extravaganza, co-chaired by Dollie Catlin & Donna Salof, will be held on Saturday, October 20th in the Grand Ballroom at the Hotel del Coronado.

For the Club Havana pre-party in the garden patio guests will enjoy tray passed hors d'oeuvres and complimentary libations. The gala will be held in the grand ballroom, transformed into the famous Tropicana Club, as guests enjoy chef-prepared plated meals, exciting new games and performers, Live Auction, Paddle Raise, and then grab a partner and salsa the night away with a fabulous nine-piece band.

“Over the years through increased efficiency and donations, we have increased our net return from 50% to 75% of the gross revenue for the event, with proceeds directly benefitting Coronado Unified’s 3,100 public school children,” noted Patty Cowan, Chief Executive Officer.

The popular Online Auction will launch October 5th and remain open for bidding until Oct. 22nd, offering more than 200 unique items, including great local deals & steals. Donations welcome!

In addition to Title sponsor, Donna Salof, the Hotel del Coronado and Alan Kinzel have signed on as significant sponsors. If you would like to donate to one of the auctions (Live or Online) or would like to support the schools as an auction sponsor with marketing benefits for your business, please send an email to: csf@csfkids.org. Reserved tickets and tables are avilable to purchase online at csfkids.org/auction. For information about sponsorships, donations, reservations or volunteering, please contact Kelley Geiss at 619-437-8059 ext. 5.

Photo Caption: Donna Salof and Dollie Catlin, co-chairs of the 2018 Coronado Schools Foundation Benefit Auction, greeted guests at the kick-off party in May, generously hosted by Harold Rapoza, GM, Hotel del Coronado. (Photo by Melissa Lindley)

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