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A Day At The Races Gala & Auction

A Day At The Races Gala & Auction
Let’s keep our kids in the winner’s circle as Donna Salof presents A Day at The Races, the annual Coronado Schools Foundation Benefit Auction, with proceeds benefiting Coronado’s public schools through the Coronado Schools Foundation.
This year’s extravaganza, co-chaired by Donna Salof and Angela Stanley, will be held on Saturday, October 19th at 5pm in the Grand Ballroom at the Hotel del Coronado.

“CSF is pleased to partner once again with Mrs. Salof and the Hotel del Coronado to benefit the 3,100 students that attend Coronado public schools. Coronado Unified School District has been able to maintain a competitive edge for a decade in STEM and Arts areas as a direct result of generous donations from community members and local businesses,” says Leanne Anderson, Director of Development. Reserved seating is now on sale, with early bird pricing in effect till September 30th.

The VIP pre-party will launch the nights’ events on the newly designed Vista Walk as guests enjoy tray passed hors d'oeuvres, complimentary libations and entertainment by CHS Grad, Matt Heinecke. Once inside the ballroom, experience the excitement of the racetrack without ever leaving Coronado, with chef-prepared, plated meals and Derby-themed games. Attendees will participate in a Live Auction and Paddle Raise with this year’s gala budgeted to return over $300,000 to Coronado’s public schools. The evening will feature guests on the dance floor showcasing their best moves to a fabulous nine-piece band.   

The very popular Online Auction will launch October 10th and remain open for bidding until Oct. 28th, offering more than 300 unique items, including great local deals & steals. Donations welcome!

If you would like sponsor part of this annual event or donate an item to the Live or Online Auction, email To purchase tickets or sponsor a Coronado Unified teacher or staff member, visit the registration website or call 619-437-8059 ext. 5.

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Donna Salof and Angela Stanley, co-chairs of the 2019 Coronado Schools Foundation Benefit Auction, greeted guests at the annual Auction Kick-off Party on June 3rd, generously hosted by Harold Rapoza, GM, Hotel del Coronado.

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  • 2020-21 Arts Pathway Funding


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