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2022 Gala & Benefit Auction

CSF Denim & Diamonds Gala...What a Night!

Thanks for helping us fund the future.

Hold on to your cowboy hats, we went back in the saddle for the CSF Annual Gala and Auction! In a great new space for the same great cause, it was a two-steppin’ good time! This year’s Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) Annual Gala & Benefit Auction, presented by Donna Salof, had the adults blinged out in “Denim & Diamonds” to raise money for the kids, with proceeds benefitting Coronado’s public schools through CSF. Guests wereencouraged to embrace the theme and come dressed to impress, cowboy boots and all! 

This year’s Denim & Diamonds extravaganza was held on Saturday, November 12th in the new Southpointe Ballroom at the Hotel del Coronado. In addition to the fabulous three-course meal and collection of wines sponsored by Garage Buona Forchetta, all guests were invited to the Champagne Hour, sponsored by Ken Morris, CFA, CFP® at Merrill Lynch, on the new Southpointe Lawn. This year’s Live Auction and Raise your Paddle portion of the evening, sponsored by Pacific Western Bank and Discover Coronado, generated funds to “Stock the iLabs” at all four CUSD campuses. The iLabs, short for Innovation Lab, are creative spaces that provide the opportunity for students to solve real world problems and watch their projects come to life through collaboration and innovation.

Guests ended the evening dancing to the sounds of Encore Event Entertainment, courtesy of The Clements Group, The Henry and the coming-soon-to-Coronado Blanco Tacos + Tequila, enjoying a “Kinzel Kocktail” from a diamond-shaped Ice Luge, courtesy of Lisa & Alan Kinzel, plus enjoying western-themed games, sponsored by Angela Stanley & Surtronics, Clarke Construction, IVT Yacht Sales and The Law Office of Terry J. Chapko, that are sure to entertain. For those who were unable to attend but wish to donate, please call 619-437-8059x1.


Online Auction a Huge Success!

Yeehaw! The popular Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) Online Auction, in conjunction with this year’s Denim & Diamonds Gala, ended on Monday, November 14th, brining in a record-breaking of donations. Katie Herrick Group generously sponsored this year’s Online Auction, which featured tons of unique items, including great local deals & steals. All proceeds benefit the 3,000 students at Coronado Unified schools.


2022 Gala Sponsors

CSF Impact

  • 2021-22 STEM Pathway Funding


  • 2021-22 Arts Pathway Funding


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  • Number of donors in past year



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