Chocolate and Champagne Gala

The Chocolate and Champagne Gala Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Albany Education Foundation (AEF) and the Albany Community Foundation (ACF)  once again joined forces to host the Chocolate and Champagne Gala on Saturday, February 10, 2018. This special evening  included champagne, wine and beer, chocolate and non-chocolate desserts and savory treats. A wide variety of delightful offerings were  available at the silent auction.  Albany High School Jazz Combo provided fabulous entertainment for the guests.

If you missed the Albany Education Foundation and the Albany Community Foundation’s Chocolate and Champagne Gala, you have another opportunity to be a part of the fabulous silent auction!  There are a variety of items still available for you to bid on.

Please e-mail us at to make a bid, or for more information about a specific item. Any reasonable bid will be considered, however we encourage you to bid at least 25 percent of the value. The highest bid on Saturday, February 17 at noon will be the winner. The date and time stamp on an email will determine the timeliness of a bid. In the event of a tie, there will be an email bid off.  If you would like to see photos of any of the items, please email us at the above email.

  • Old Faithful Geyser, family pass, market value $57.00
  • Alegio Chocolate 60 Minute Chocolate Tasting Experience for 6, market value $180.0
  • Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad gift certificate, market value $72.00
  • Sue Johnson Custom Lamps & Shades wiring services, market value $40.00
  • Nan Phelps black and white portrait session, market value $550.00
  • Hiller Aviation Museum 4 admissions, market value $64.00
  • dma Organizing an organizing assessment, market value $225.00
  • Black Oak Casino 1 night stay with food vouchers and free slot play, market value $210.00
  • Head Over Heels 2 open gym tickets, market value $34.00
  • Head Over Heels gift certificate for 2 for parents night out, market value $70.00
  • SF Flamethrowers 1 family pack 2018 season pass, market value $40.00
  • Monkey Business Camp gift ceretificate for any camp program, value $150.00
  • Alpha College Prep 1 free tutoring session, value $75.00
  • Habitot family guest pass, value $45.00
  • Sonoma Raceway gift certificate for 2 general admission tickets 6/23, value $80.00
  • Sport Fencing Center, LLC 1 month (4 classes) beginner fencing, value $200.00
  • San Jose Barracudas 4 tickets and a puck signed by Joakim Ryan, value $110.00
  • Cazadero Music Camp $200 discount on any camp session, value $200.00
  • Tutu School 1 month of ballet classes, value $98.00
  • Ira and Carol Serkes Photo Book, The Power of One, value $150.00
  • Transition Albany solar oven, value $350.00
  • Marsha Skinner wine glasses, value $18
  • Punchline Theater 2 admission passes, value $36.00
  • Funky Door Yoga 1 month unlimited yoga for new students, value $58.00
  • Bill Riley handmade jewelry box, value $150.00
  • Transition Albany 6 hours of gardening with Tony, value $100.00
  • Marsha Skinner wine opener and preserver, value $30.00
  • Transition Albany 4 hour home revitalizating by Liza Besso, value $100.00
  • All in One Fitness 1 month membership with classes and 1 hour personal training, value $200.00


Please see our silent auction donations to date


THANK YOU to our 2018 Sponsors

Mechanics Bank

Marvin Gardens

East Bay Paints

Halpern Law Offices

Dr. Immi Song

Keith Carson, Supervisor 5th District

Daniel Winkler

Arkin Tilt Architects

Albany Ford Subaru

Tannahill Realty

Bay Vista Property Management, Inc.


Photos from a previous Chocolate and Champagne Gala!