Scholarship Fundraiser, Nov 2015

OVER $35,000 RAISED FOR OUR GLA SCHOLARSHIP FUND!

On November 7, 2015, the AFS GLA Scholarship and Fundraising Committee held its 4th Annual Wine Pairing and Fundraiser. We gathered at the beautiful and historic Women’s City Club of Pasadena. Darin Smith Gaddis emceed the event. We drank incredible wine donated by PRP Wine International.

Two scholarship students, one who went to Germany for a year, and the other who attended a French Language program, thanked donors, shared their experiences and pledged to help other students on their life changing journeys.

The event featured a video by a student currently studying on an AFS Greater Los Angeles scholarship in Indonesia. You can see the remarkable student video here.

We also introduced two students who have received scholarships to go to Japan for a year, in March 2016.

We held a call for donations, raising almost $30,000, and then held a live auction which raised over $4,000! The auction included a vacation home on the coast for a week, a PRP in home wine tasting, and the ever popular Thai dinner for 8 cooked in home.  With tickets, we raised over $35,000 for our scholarship fund!

Big Thank Yous to: The members of the committee who worked hard to make it happen, Mary Ann Nation who energetically worked from her new home in The Hague, Netherlands; Eric Norris who edited the student video, Peter Vasilovich from PRP Wine International, and most importantly THE DONORS, who are changing lives one student at a time!

If you want some great wine for the holidays, do contact Peter at [email protected]. The sparkling wine he served, is now our go to wine for the holidays!

If you would like to add your donation to the scholarship fund, you can do so on our website at afsla.org at this donation link!

Happy Holidays! – Barbara

Donate to our local scholarship fund here!

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