Moving the annual “A Taste of Santa Cruz” to October this year provided guests with more room to enjoy food, wine, networking and shopping at the auction. With over 300 guests in attendance, this year’s event, held on October 16th at the MAH, raised more funds than last year for the Santa Cruz County Realtors Housing Foundation closing cost assistance program.
“People loved being outside, being warm, and having more space.” ATOSC volunteer Connie Landes, Sereno Group, said. “We were very happy with the new live auction opportunity of asking the guests to donate through a “fund a need” program. We are very fortunate to have generous community members who helped us surpass our fundraising goals.”
New restaurants came on board this year to support the annual event fundraiser, now in its 14th year and the raw oyster bar was a highlight of the event.
“Each year we work on making the event better for the guests and we had so many compliments from the attendees that they had a fantastic time and enjoyed the wonderful food and wine being served and had more room to enjoy the event overall.” David DeTeso, USBank and Chair of the Santa Cruz County Association of Realtors Housing Foundation stated. “It is VERY rewarding to know all the work that our volunteers put into the event, along with the sponsor and restaurant support, helped us raise $30,000! We can not thank everyone enough for their time, dedication and energy.”
If you missed the Taste of Santa Cruz this year, mark your calendar for next October when we will be holding our 15th annual event.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for helping us make the event possible:
Bay Federal Credit Union
Century 21 M&M Associates
David Lyng Real Estate
Santa Cruz Lending
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Band of the West BNP Paribas
Intero Real Estate Services
Karma Mortgage Solutions
Seabright Mortgage Company
The Madani Team
In Kind Sponsors:
Blue Adobe Mortgage
Santa Cruz Sentinel
And HUGE KUDOS to our volunteers who donated their time to ensure not only that the event was a success, but that everyone had a really good time!
BIG THANKS especially to the planning committee who work for five months to make A Taste of Santa Cruz come together each year.
ATOSC Planning committee:
Alex and Caroline
The Santa Cruz County Association of REALTORS® Housing Foundation was established in 2003, to bridge the gap to homeownership in Santa Cruz County. The mission of the Housing Foundation is to assist residents in our community realize the dream of homeownership by providing education, financial programs, and by supporting organizations who embrace our goals. Visit us at www.sccarhf.org or call for information (831) 464-2000.