** SPECIAL EVENT **
I know many organizations ask for your contribution. Thank you for your consideration.
My nephew Cayman and other dedicated students from Fairview High School are hosting a charity dinner for The Friends of Haiti Inc. (TFOHI), a 501 (c)3 charity. The charity supports students seeking a medical education in Haiti and helps augment living expenses, food, supplies, transportation and tuition. Students often travel miles by foot to attend school and camp under streetlights to do homework giving TFOHI a future goal of building a dorm.
When: Friday, August 26, 2016
Time: 7:00pm (doors open at 6:45pm)
Where: Chautauqua Community House, Chautauqua Park, Boulder Colorado
Benefiting: Medical Students at the University of Notre Dame d'Haiti
Through: The Friends of Haiti, Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity
Make a Donation: https://foh-colorado.squarespace.com/donate/
Purchase Tickets: https://foh-colorado.squarespace.com/get-tickets/
This is a Mom-and-Pop charity—literally—in fact, my father is the founder. He started volunteering in Haiti seven years ago, and soon created TFOHI to support the poorest of the poor. You'll be happy to know that 100% of the money raised at our event will help students in Haiti receive an education at the University of Notre Dame d'Haiti. Not a single person involved in the charity takes a salary and travel to Haiti on their own dime (never with charity funds)—to check in on the students, meet with the dean and deliver supplies.
Paul and I hope to see your there!
Paul & Renée Berberian
Thank you for purchasing tickets to attend our Friends of Haiti dinner and silent auction which will be held this FRIDAY, August 26th at the Chautauqua Community House in Chautauqua Park, Boulder, Colorado. Doors will open at 6:45 pm. We suggest arriving early enough to allow plenty of time to find parking. Once you arrive, you'll be greeted by our student team, enjoy a glass of wine, and get first viewing of the many wonderful silent auction items.
PARKING: There are three main areas designated for parking near the Community House: (1)the Academic Hall, (2)the trailhead, and (3)restaurant parking (please note: our event is not in the restaurant. The Community House is a separate building). If you are driving a guest who has difficulty walking, we suggest dropping them off at the Community House prior to parking. Parking on the street is an option as well, and sometimes there are many open spots by the cottages. For your convenience, click here to view a map of Chautauqua Park (the Community House is marked as building 60 on Morning Glory Drive). If your phone has a flashlight app, you'll probably want to use it on your walk back to your car when the event ends).
You do not need to bring a physical ticket as we have you on our lists and will check you in at the front door.
There is no formal dress code, but we are suggesting dressy-casual attire.
WINNING A BID:
If you buy something at the silent auction, it would be ideal for us if you could pay with check or cash for, however we can accept credit and debit cards, too.
We have a designated number of hosted bottles of red and white wine. Once those run out, a cash bar will be available. Beer will be available at the cash bar.
All catering will be provided by Three Leaf Concepts
*We've requested a nut-free menu with several gluten free options
Food and Entrees:
Arugula Salad apple, gorgonzola, golden balsamic vinaigrette
Herb, Garlic & Fontina Stuffed Chicken Breasts with buerre blanc
Baked Polenta, heirloom tomato, arugula, artichoke & feta fondue (Gluten-Free)
Rosemary Roasted New Potatoes Roasted Broccoli & Carrots
· Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
· Mini Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
· Gluten Free Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
· Gluten Free Mini Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Hosted red and white wine until it runs out/then cash bar with beer option
Coffee and Decaf
Plan: (here is our working plan, though there may be some slight adjustments)
6:45pm Arrival, check-in, hosted bar, auction bidding!
7:15pm Welcome and announcements
7:20pm Dinner service (you are welcome to get up and down during dinner to check your
8:00 Presentation by students and another chance to bid before auction closes
8:30 Dessert and Coffee
9:00-9:30 Check out
We are so excited you are attending this fundraiser - it's the second year in a row our tickets sold out completely—the support is amazing! We are thrilled for you to be part of our full house!
Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions,
The Student Team
Cayman Tomsic, Mei Zachweija, Andrea Staehelin, Jason Fontillas, Kiran Singh, Jake Pykkonen, Zachary Ramirez