La Dolce Vita is an annual, volunteer-led fundraising gala. This is the signature event for La Scuola Internazionale di San Francisco, which educates preschool and elementary children and is growing each year towards 8th grade.
Our annual gala dinner and auction has been a resounding success since its inception in 2007, allowing La Scuola to fund a number of programs that make it unique, such as our outdoor gardening classrooms, playgrounds, multilingual libraries, and, most recently, digital ateliers. This year, our La Dolce Vita Gala Fundraising took place at Bespoke, a beautiful location at the top of the Westfield Center in San Francisco.
Almost 400 people, families and friends of La Scuola, enjoyed a wonderful evening of great food, wine, conversations, entertainment and dancing!
The live Auction and Fund a Need, this year focused on the tuition assistance program, brought together the entire community together. Everyone gave from their heart, and we appreciate ll your generosity.
Entertainment for the night was highlighted by the beautiful voice of Franc D’Ambrosio, film and stage star and longest-running Phantom of the Opera.
Our own Valentina Imbeni received a very special recognition from Mauro Battocchi, the Consul General of Italy in San Francisco. Valentina was given the highest honor awarded to a civilian by the Italian government: Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia. Congratulations!
Thank you again to all who attended our gala on March 12, 2016.