EFC's Fiesta for Education Raises More than $75,000
The Fiesta for Education, held Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the beautiful Coto de Caza Golf & Racquet club raised over $75,000. The Hall family sponsored the event for the seventh consecutive year. Other top sponsors included the Harmon Family and RSM Honda.
The sold out event had more than 300 attendees who enjoyed a mariachi band, wine wall, silent auction, tray passed hors d’oeuvres, margarita bar and traditional Mexican cuisine. The Live Auction, led by Tesoro Principal Dan Burch as Auctioneer was a huge hit and three Tesoro High School parking spots brought in $9,000 alone. Many guests also lingered at the Silent Auction tables over the beautifully displayed donation baskets.
Several teachers volunteered at the event and there was representation from all of the schools within the Tesoro family including Las Flores Elementary and Middle School, Wagon Wheel Elementary, Tijeras Creek Elementary, Arroyo Vista Elementary and Middle School and Tesoro High School. Jennifer Woodward, Tesoro High School “Teacher of the Year,” and her husband Rick Woodward, also a teacher at Tesoro spoke to the crowd about their own experience with EFC over the years and expressed how grateful they were for the many grants that have been funded by the organization.
Clay and Terry Corwin, and Dave and Sheila Hickey who have been instrumental with their support of EFC were recognized with a special honor as Distinguished Lifetime Advocates. Two Benefactor of the Year Awards were also granted to both PADI and the Ashbrook family. The Benefactor award is given to a company or individual that regularly supports EFC with multiple sponsorships.