PREAuxiliary Luncheon & Fashion Show
The Parca Auxiliary’s annual fundraiser, Luncheon In The Serengeti on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at a private estate of Kelly and Bruce Bligh in Hillsborough, was a huge success.
About the Event: The annual Luncheon & Fashion Show took place in the elegant garden of a beautiful Hillsborough estate. While lunching on gourmet fare, attendees enjoyed a fashion show featuring various designer looks from Wilkes Bashford. The luncheon also included an exciting live auction, a fabulous silent auction and raffle prizes.
Serving The Cause: The 2011 Luncheon & Fashion Show, Bienvenue à Parca, raised $135,000 for Parca with approximately 400 guests in attendance. Funds raised through the Luncheon and Fashion Show enable Parca to provide much needed programs and services to Bay Area adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families. Since the Auxiliary was created in 1985, it has raised over $1 Million for the organization.
Make a difference: Your business has an opportunity to reach a key audience. Approximately 400 local influential women and important community supporters are expected to attend again this year. Your patronage brings your business to the favorable attention of this demographic group and contributes significantly to the community.
The Buzz: Each year as our event grows, so does the attention it receives from broadcast, print and online media. This year’s event will be no exception. The luncheon has been featured in several newspapers and regional magazines such as Gentry Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, California Home + Design, San Jose Mercury News, the Nob Hill Gazette, the San Mateo County Times, and the Daily News. Photos from the 2011 event were featured in Gentry Magazine, California Home + Design, Wilkes Magazine and Wilkes Fall Fashion Book distributed by Wilkes Bashford as well as The Daily Journal. Online magazines Vivanista and RedCarpetSF have also covered the event.
Opportunities to support this event: We invite the community to support the Parca Auxiliary to raise awareness and support for Parca Organization. This event enables Parca to provide much needed programs and services to adults and children with developmental disabilities and to their families in the Bay Area. Last year, the event raised $135,000 for the Parca Organization with approximately 400 guests in attendance. To date, the Parca Auxiliary is proud to have raised over $1 Million for Parca Organization.
Opportunities to support this event:
- Individual Contributions
- Underwriting (In-kind event donations such as wine, flowers and invitations)
- Corporate Sponsorship packages
- Program advertising
- Live Auction and Silent Auction donations
- Sara Shank, VP Development: ph (650) 576- 9128 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jenny Vitro, VP Development: ph (650) 235-5335 or email@example.com
Silent and Live Auction Donations:
- Wendy Grad, VP Auction: ph (415) 265-7109 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Julie Veit, VP Auction: ph (650) 773-7221 or email@example.com
General Event Inquiries:
- Liat Bishko, VP Events/Luncheon Co-Chair: ph (917) 533-7676 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tara Klein, VP Events/Luncheon Co-Chair: ph (650) 270-9454 or email@example.com
- Ahnna Dudley, Publicity Chair: ph (650) 401-8850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet our 2012 Luncheon Co-Chairs
The Parca Auxiliary is excited to announce and introduce our 2012 “Luncheon in the Serengeti” co-chairs, Tara Klein and Liat Bishko.
Tara joined the Parca Auxiliary in 2009. After her provisional year, she partnered with Liat Bishko to serve as Vice President, co-chairing the Auction. This year she will be the Vice President of Events, co-chairing the 2012 Luncheon. Tara is a freelance consultant specializing in corporate communications and public relations for technology companies. She is married with two daughters and a son.
Liat joined the Parca Auxiliary in 2009 shortly after moving with her family from New York City. She has been on the Board for two years, serving first as Vice President co-chairing the Auction for the 2011 luncheon and is currently Vice President of Events co-chairing the 2012 luncheon. Liat is an investment professional specializing in Real Estate. She is married and has a daughter and a son.