A Salute to the Joy of Making Music, Community Music Center’s annual Spring Gala, was a wonderful evening of community, stellar performances, and support for continuing CMC’s founder Gertrude Field’s vision of a quality music education for all. One of our most successful galas to date, the event exceeded our goal by more than ten percent. One of the most exciting things we saw was a 60% increase in paddles raised during the scholarship auction. Bravo! And thank you. This school year, CMC will offer nearly $1.7M in tuition assistance to its students. We can’t do this without the support of our donors.
View photo highlights on photographer Drew Altizer’s site.
View CMC’s full photo album for the event.
CMC’s Executive Director Christopher Borg, Board President Patricia Taylor Lee, and Mary Commanday, wife of Gertrude Field Community Impact Award recipient, the late Robert P. Commanday. Mary is accepting the award on his behalf.
GRAMMY® award-winning ensemble Chanticleer performs for guests at the San Francisco Community Music Center’s 95th Anniversary Gala.
Young Musicians Program Student Leader Hannah Hanif demonstrates the violin to Dorothy Reller. Looking on is her sister, Mary Commanday.
Auction donors Philip Palermo and Ernest Stout with board member and gala chair Kathy Aizawa