CORAZON DE VIDA :: LA NOCHE BLANCA 2019 Posted on 1 Aug 15:08

La Noche Blanca 2019 was a resounding success! Corazon de Vida’s annual all-white attire fundraising gala was held at the stunning Santiago Vineyards in Orange County on July 20, 2019. We are very excited to announce that thanks to all the ticket purchases, donations, sponsorships, and auction participation, we were able to raise an incredible $220,000 in support of the children.

The arrival of guests in their best summer whites marked the beginning of the evening’s festivities. They were met by a beautifully arranged venue adorned with beautiful centerpieces sponsored by Harumi Takata Designs. Displayed on the auction tables for the guests to view were the alluring silent auction items which garnered much enthusiasm and anticipation. The items featured included tickets to sporting events, vacation experiences, and various other adventures. From the very start of the festivities there was an atmosphere of excitement for the evening’s events and what laid ahead. After the lively reception that included a signature welcome cocktail and tequila tasting sponsored by Tequila Partida, Mezcal tasting provided by Tahona Bar and Baja wines tasting by Baja United, the guests were delighted by a mouthwatering buffet style dinner that included made to order gourmet tacos and delicious desserts, sponsored by Taco Rosa and Taco Mesa.

Leading the evening's presentation was the Master of Ceremonies, Bob Miller followed by our founder, Hilda Pacheco-Taylor who gave a brief but powerful speech about the early beginnings of our organization. They were then joined on stage by several university students who over the years have been assisted by Corazon de Vida. The students recounted anecdotes about how they have been able to persevere in spite of hardship and achieve success as a result of the support of generous sponsors. It was an inspirational and uplifting moment and their testimonies served as an authentic illustration of what your support of Corazon de Vida and the children can achieve.

A very special thank you to everyone that attended, donated, participated in the silent and live auctions, and a heartfelt thank you to our Presenting sponsors Apogee Electronics and Hosa Technology, to our Impact Sponsor Aeromexico and our Dinner Sponsor Taco Rosa for the delicious dinner- including made to order gourmet tacos! Additionally, thank you to Taco Mesa for the delicious desserts, Harumi Floral Design for the beautiful centerpieces, Primal 24/7 for the special Paleo desserts that were a big hit, Partida Tequila for the tasty welcome signature cocktail and tequila tasting, Tahona Mezcal Bar and Amar Harrag for the always popular mezcal tasting and CDV Mission Partner Baja United for bringing us the best wines from Baja with your tasting. A thank you also to Ballast Point Brewing Company and Chihuahua Cerveza for the beer donation, the Bittick family and Penman Springs Vineyard for the wine donation and The Paper Company for the eco-friendly paper products donation. We are extremely grateful to the companies and individuals that donated items to our silent auction. Your contributions made a huge impact on our fundraising efforts.

A heartfelt thank you to our Host Committee for your hard work and commitment leading to the event by inviting your network, securing donations, sponsorships and silent auction items, to our superstar Master of Ceremonies Bob Miller for working the crowd throughout the night in such a magical way and to our amazing team of hardworking volunteers. None of our events would be possible without your support. Thank you for your love of the children and for believing in our mission.

We are overwhelmed with the increasing support we get each year. Every La Noche Blanca is a reminder of the loving and generous community that believes in our cause. We truly believe YOU are the key to our mission. Your loyalty to Corazon de Vida is the reason our children have hope for a better tomorrow. On behalf of the kids, GRACIAS!

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