A Gala of a Celebration!
Centennial Gala: Through The Decades 1919-2019
Thank you to everyone who attended this amazing event! We especially thank the SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS, EVENT PARTNERS, and PLANNING COMMITTEE.
Gavilan College kicked off its centennial year with a gala event looking back at its first 100 years on Sept. 7, 2019, on the Gilroy campus.
Gala guests took a nostalgic and informative stroll down Sycamore Lane to experience decades of Gavilan’s history from the 1920's to today. Academia through the decades was featured, as well as decade theme food stations, wine stations, live music, students in period costume, formal & informal photo fun, live & silent auctions, roving entertainment, and a string quartet.
Guests received a commemorative wine glass and program
This magical event showcased the gem that is Gavilan College, serving Morgan Hill, Gilroy and San Benito Communities!
Date: Saturday, Sept. 7
Time: 5:30–9:00 p.m.
Location: 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA 95020
A big THANK YOU to our Sponsors!
DIAMOND: Gilroy and Morgan Hill Life
GOLD: Ann Kennedy Group * Steinberg Hart
BRONZE: Pinnacle Bank * Visions Management * Dividend Homes * gmhToday * Sobrato Organization * San Benito Health Foundation * Swinerton * Gilbane Building Company * Blach Construction
SILVER: Gilroy Chamber of Commerce * Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce * San Benito Chamber of Commerce * Security & Cabling Solutions, Inc. * Susan Dodd * Larry and Sally Connell * Christopher Ranch * XL Construction * Ruggeri-Jensen-Azar Piper Jaffray * HGA / McCarthy
PEWTER: Sakata Seeds * Follett * Articulate Solutions * Nita Edde-Mitchell * Mark Roberts * Frank Angelino * John and Rachel Perez * Edward Boss Prado Foundation * Keenan and Associates * WellVia * Denée Pescarmona and Evan Franke * Michael Ray Treviño - Fiat Lux Educational Consulting * Heritage Bank * Palace Business Solutions * Mark Dover * Lozano Smith * Cline Glass Contractors, Inc. * Mark Dover
CHROME: Coldwell Banker - Lisa Faria * California School Employees Association * Diane Stone * Susan Connell Bible * Tony Marandos * Wafelbakker Anderson Orthodontics * Irma and Joe Paul González * CampusLogic * Gilroy Foundation * Senator Bill Monning * Rabobank * Edwin and Delia Diaz * CSW/Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group * Tom Breen * Leibert Cassidy Whitmore
Participating Restaurants and Wineries
Martha's Hopyard * Gilroy Grill * The Claddaugh Restaurant * Besson Family Vineyards * Scheid Vineyards * Bernardus Wines * Guglielmo Winery * Clos LaChance Vineyards * Old City Hall * Paines * The WOK * The City Fish * Fortino Winery
Media, Entertainment, and Other Sponsors
Gilroy Life / Morgan Hill Life * gmhToday * New SV Media * Jane Maringer and David Cantu * Guild Mortgage