IPSF Gala is Sold Out

The second annual Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) Gala is official sold out.  The IPSF Gala is fast becoming THE event in Irvine to see and be seen and it all benefits the kids at Irvine’s outstanding public schools.  The Gala honors graduates of note from IUSD schools and this year’s line up is impressive.

The announcement is below:

Irvine, CA – October 10, 2011 - Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is excited to announce its Spirit of Excellence Gala & Auction, the largest fundraiser of the year, is sold out.  Nearly 400 tickets for the October 22nd black-tie event have been sold to corporate and community partners dedicated to raising funds for the 28,000 students of the Irvine Unified School District. To be held at Kia Motors Headquarters in Irvine, the evening will be a celebration of Irvine alumni Jason Lezak – Olympic gold medalist swimmer, Allen Adham – co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, Oren Jacob – former Chief Technical Officer of Pixar Films, and Eric Anderson – chameleon actor/musician.  Additionally, IPSF will honor the City of Irvine on its 40th anniversary for its commitment to education.

The excitement for the event is building as many unique live auction items have been announced, including the “IPSF Wall of Wine.”  Fill your wine cellar with this unmatched, unique collection of wine! From California’s most acclaimed Cabernets, Chardonnays, and Pinot Noirs to France’s finest champagnes and Bordeaux, this array is an essential purchase for anyone who considers themselves a wine connoisseur or would like to become one. The entire inventory will be delivered to the winner’s home and will include a private consultation to review the collection.  For a complete list of wines included in the Wall of Wine, go to http://ipsf.net/docs/2011WallofWineList.pdf.

Other live auction items include a Saturday Night Live experience, which includes a weekend in New York and 2 tickets to a taping of SNL courtesy of cast member and Irvine alum Nasim Pedrad; a Disney experience to include a meal at the exclusive Club 33, one-day Park Hopper tickets, and VIP seats to World of Color for 6; and a Pelican Hill Getaway Package including a 3-night stay at a luxury, ocean-view villa, spa services and golf. With these auction items, in addition to many valuable silent auction items, the night is sure to raise much needed funds for the students of IUSD.  A complete list of all live and silent auction items will be available by October 13 at http://ipsf.net/Donations/Gala2011.shtml.

If you are unable to attend the gala, but would like to place a bid on the Wall of Wine or any other auction item, please contact Cheryl Van Camp at (949) 265-6409 or cvancamp@ipsf.net by October 21, 2011.

About Irvine Public Schools Foundation:

IPSF is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to excellence in all Irvine public schools.  Our mission is to help ensure that every child, in every school, has the opportunities and resources to succeed and become their absolute best, benefitting them and the entire Irvine Community.  We achieve this by providing financial support and enrichment programs for the students of the Irvine Unified School District.  Donations are tax deductible.  To donate today, visit www.ipsf.net.