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$8,795 Raised for Valley View Community Food Bank!

Sun City West Foundation hosted an Artistic Affair fund-raiser for Valley View Community Food bank on Thursday, November 9th to a sell-out crowd! The event was the first of this kind the Foundation has hosted, but it will not be the last, based on the $8,795 donation that was raised for Valley View!

More about the Affair

The evening started with appetizers, desserts, and a little beer and wine to set the mood for the Artistic Affair! Raffle tickets were sold for the Bucket Raffle, and people browsed myriad of beautiful creations, from paintings, pottery, woodworking and jewelry, to baskets filled with goodies from local businesses and “non-art” clubs.
Bid Buckets
Guests dropped a ticket (or several) into the buckets of items they wanted to win. Tickets were drawn throughout the event and cheers from winners could be heard across the valley!
13 items were auctioned off by our very own Auctioneer/Board Member, Dan Hern. Everyone loved the fast-paced banter and humor Dan brought to the auction and those items raised nearly $3000! The live auction consisted of 6 paintings and sand-art pieces donated by the Arnulf-Vadheim family, a Mark King signed print, 2 clubs and a basket from DA Golf Lab, a basket from the Pickleball Club, a beautiful piece of wood Intarsia art from Pat Cramer and a lunch for 12 from Wild Bunch Catering.
Dan Hern, Board Member and Auctioneer
Photo L-R Dan Hern, SCWF Board & Auctioneer; Jesse Ramierz, Founder Valley View Community Food Bank; Richard Livengood, SCWF President; Rosemary Dougherty; Karen Battaglia L to R Back Row: Joe Kowalkowski, VVCFB Monday pantry at SCWF lead volunteer; Mark Hochstatter, Laurie Deeg, Brian Russell, Bob Wilson, Merlin Carlson, Chuck Thompson, Jay Anderkin
The check was presented to Jesse Ramierz, Founder of Valley View by Richard Livengood, Foundation Board President. Jesse shared that with this type of support during such a critical time of year, they won’t have to turn anyone away this holiday season!