2016

Dinner with sports writer, Bob Padecky!

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Hey Sportsfans, get your tickets to dinner with sports writer, Bob Padecky.

Dinner will be hosted by Melissa Becker, in her home, on June 10th, 2016.

Your ticket purchase enters you for a chance to win an autographed Major League baseball signed by Willie Mays! Bob Padecky will entertain you with stories from his career covering sports in the Bay area.  Dinner will be provided by Gus’ Big Boy BBQ and Beer will be included.

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What kinds of stories does Bob have to share?

On January 8, 1989, the 49ers would play the Bears in Chicago for the NFC title, the winner going to the Super Bowl. The 49ers won handily, as impressive a road victory as they accomplished. But that’s not what I remember of that time. What I do remember is what happened as I was sitting in Mike Ditka’s office four days before the game.I was interviewing the Bears coach for the Press Democrat. Ditka was notoriously ill-tempered. Many media were careful to parse their words so as not to enrage him. Which is why I remember so clearly what Ditka did in the middle of my interview.

Buy a ticket and hear the answer to this story and many more! This is sure to be an evening you won’t soon forget.

Your ticket purchase goes directly to The WISE Foundation directly benefiting children in the Waugh School District by funding the art, music, library and computer programs for the district. Thank you for your contribution and support.
Thank you to Bob Padecky and Melissa Becker for their generous donation.
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WISE Annual Report for 2015-2016

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WISE is pleased to announce we raised over $65,000 at Visions & Vines this year.

We couldn’t have done this without meeting our goal of raising $10,000 in the RAFFLE drive and receiving the $10,000 MATCH. This $20,000 was critical to helping us reach our fundraising goal for the year. Without these funds, programs would be cut.

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Whether you participated in the Parent Giving Program, sponsored a child in the Fun Run, bid in our auction, or bought a raffle ticket. Every dollar counts.


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[alert type=”alert-success” close=”false”]It costs $275 each year for your student(s) to have art, music, library and computer programs as part of their curriculum. 100% participation in the Annual Parent Giving Program would eliminate the need for additional fundraising. Your contribution helps the Waugh School District provide a private school education at a public school cost.[/alert]


Thank you to our donors, sponsors, volunteers, parents, teachers and staff for your continued support — together we are enriching today, for a better tomorrow.

The WISE Foundation is pleased to award the district $166,000 next year, to fund Art, Music, Library and Computer programs, benefiting all Waugh students.

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The WISE Foundation would like to honor and thank our

PLATINUM DONORS

Eric and Margaret Davis

Cortney and Omar Estrella, Hope and Ned Glynn,
Carl Babel and Lisa Yee, and Anonymous Donor

PARENT GIVING DONORS

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Janaki Alagappan
Faozi Al Reyashi
Lisa Yee & Carl Babel
Lyle & Carol Baucom
Jen Bagwell
Tiffany Bell
Susan Berberian
Rick & Beth Bilal
Anna & Steve Brown
Denise & Todd Bugbee
Lisa Cain
Anela Besic-Crnovic
Ken & Michelle Caselli
Peter & Lori Carlson
Paul Crawford
Keri Chappell
Tracie Cohn
Jean Conover
Mary Dapiran
Arian Dasmalchi
Lisa Davison
Joel Deberry
Rebekah & Toby Deitrich

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Vince Delgadillo
Theresa Dundas
Candace & Scott Duff
Cortney & Omar Estrella
Genevie & Michael Farr
Kelly Geddes
Michelle Giesea
Prabjheet Gill
Lisa Grady
Mike & Lisa Hall
Tori Hatwig
Cherie Hester
Suzie & Michael Howell-Olson
Tonima Hoque
Margareta & Kris Karlson
Kari & Jason Klein
Allen Klemme
Kesa Labanowski
Darin Lannert
Kiyoe Logan
Kelsey & Julie Mann
Melodese Mahoney
Mike & Rocio Miscio

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Levi Maus
Nicole Landers
Meredith Leask
Ann – Chi Lee
Sophy Rani
Kelley Rapoport
Kristine Redko
Kaitlin Wilson-Remmer
Anne & Andy Rounds
Nancy Revis
Scott & Ariel Rostoni
Meghann Rubino
Prasetya Simin
Annette Sprague
Joel & Melissa Stemmer
Jay & Patti Striniste
Erin Sutherland
Michelle Thors
Tanya & Javier Vaca
Catherine Wert
Kevin & Sophia Wong
Elizabeth Xydas
Breanne Yarnell

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The WISE Foundation gratefully acknowledges generous support from our annual sponsors

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Last Chance to turn in RAFFLE Tickets!

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Today by 4PM is your last chance to turn in RAFFLE tickets.

In an effort to make the evening more enjoyable and less chaotic, we will NOT be selling tickets at Visions & Vines tomorrow night. So this is IT! Get them turned in!

We are just over half way to our goal. We need to collect 10,000 tickets to receive a $10,000 MATCH from a generous donor! Let’s Do This Waugh! If everyone turns in 10 tickets, we might have a chance.

Your $10 could mean an additional $10,000 for our schools! 

There are collection boxes in each school office, WISE tables will be out front of schools at pick-up.

The RAFFLE drawing will take place tomorrow night at Visions & Vines. Who will be our Three Lucky Winners? You do not need to be present to win. Make sure you have a name and phone number on your ticket and turn them in to be entered to win.

 

Thank you to our sponsors!

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Last Chance to Bid!

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The online auction closes today, April 15th, starting at 8:00PM!

Place Your Bids Now!

Bid like there’s no tomorrow – because there isn’t. This is it! Our fundraising goal is in sight. You can help us get there.

IMPORTANT! We are closing sections of the auction at different times. Please make note of the schedule below:

  • Student Art will close at 8:00pm
  • Teacher Outings will close at 8:30pm
  • Class Contributions/Experiences will close at 8:45pm
  • All else will close at 9:00pm

If you’ve got your heart set on a special item… you still have time to win!

Get People Involved
Refer your Friends! Make sure they receive this message while there’s enough time to get in on the Bidding and Support a Great Cause.

 

Thank you to our donors, sponsors and volunteers who made this fundraiser possible. 

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Need a Ride to Visions & Vines? Call J’s Taxi.

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Parking is very limited at Green String Farm. Please carpool or take a taxi to Visions & Vines.

 

J’s Taxi is sponsoring our event again this year. They are giving our guests 20% off all taxi rides that night. Call 707-364-1544 and tell them thank you for supporting The WISE Foundation’s Visions & Vines benefit.

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Only 3 Days Left to Bid!

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Register to bid online and browse through our online auction catalog. There are items for everyone, including:

  • Student Artful Collaborations – beautiful and artistic keepsakes from your student’s year
  • Experience Packages – donated by grade level at both schools
  • Teacher Outings – some of which are buy-in parties that you can buy now to guarantee your spot.
  • Buy-in Parties
  • Vacation Getaways
  • Many, many other amazing items donated from our local community.

A very big THANK YOU to all our donors.


[alert type=”alert-success” close=”false”]WISE is hosting student art shows at both schools. Stop by to see the beautiful artful collaborations the students have worked so hard on to commemorate their year.

April 12th – Meadow

April 13th – Corona Creek.

Please help them raise money for their computer, library, music and art programs, by bidding on their artwork.[/alert]

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Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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WISE would like to say THANKS to our sponsors.

With the generosity of our sponsors, WISE is able to host our annual auction benefit, Visions & Vines, and ensure 100% of the proceeds directly benefits students by funding computers, library, music and art programs that enrich the education for all students in the Waugh School District.

Please support the businesses that support WISE. Local businesses are an essential part of our community-funded schools. Please patronize our business supporters and be sure to say…”Thank you for supporting the Waugh School District!”

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If you’re interested in being a WISE sponsor or you’d like to learn more about ways to partner with WISE and help our cause, please email events@wise4waugh.org. We’d love to hear from you.

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Tickets have SOLD OUT!

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Tickets have SOLD OUT!

Thank you to those of you who bought tickets. We are very sorry for those of you who wanted to attend but did not get your tickets in time.

Please consider supporting The WISE Foundation’s fundraising efforts for Waugh students by bidding in our online auction A portion of all ticket proceeds goes directly to the program funding benefiting our children.

You need to register to bid online and have a credit card on file. Check out all the amazing items up for bid in our online catalog, including: student art, teacher outings, experience packages donated by parents from each grade, live auction only items and many more! There is something for every one. Please also help us spread the word and tell your friends and family.

You can also show your support by buying and turning in your raffle tickets. Raffle tickets were sent home in your student’s Wednesday folders. More tickets can be picked up in the school office. You can turn in your tickets to the office or at the raffle tables in front of the school. Raffle tickets are ONLY $1 and you can choose between three prizes: a Fitbit Surge, an iPad Mini or $500 in Scrip! ALL proceeds from this raffle goes directly to Waugh students by funding computers, library, music and art.

The WISE Foundation would like to thank all our donors, sponsors and volunteers. Without them, this fundraiser wouldn’t be possible.

Thank you,

The WISE Foundation

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Psssst. VV2016 Tickets go on Sale March 16th!

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Tickets to Visions & Vines, our biggest fundraiser and party of the year, go on sale March 16th!


Tickets will sell out FAST. Space is limited.

Tickets are only $50 per person*


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[list_item]Online —Tickets can be purchased online through our auction site. You must be registered with Bidding For Good and have  a current credit card on file. (Please check the expiration date of your credit card on file and update if necessary.) Enter the number of tickets you’d like and provide the names of attendees per ticket. The button won’t appear until March 16th.[/list_item]

[list_item]Cash or Check — To buy tickets with cash or check, please download the form here and return it to the school office with your cash or check stapled to it. Please make checks payable to the WISE Foundation. More forms can also be found in the school office. The link below won’t work until March 16th. So please check back. Forms will also be sent home in the Wednesday folders.[/list_item][/list]

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[alert type=”alert-success” close=”false”]*No physical tickets will be issued. Name(s) will be added to guest list once payment is received. You will receive an email confirmation/receipt. Please check in at the registration table upon arrival. Casual open seating with heavy appetizers.[/alert]

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Here is a sneak peek into what you will enjoy at Visions & Vines this year:

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[list_item]Student Artful Collaborations Gallery – all student artful collaborations will be on display. This is a very special opportunity to see the art in person.[/list_item]

[list_item]Live Auction – we are pleased to showcase our top 12-15  items in the live auction. These items are only available for bidding at the event. You can view these items in our online auction catalog.[/list_item]
[list_item]Delicious heavy appetizers will be served. Such as pulled pork sliders, chili and veggies.[/list_item]
[list_item]Wine will be served and Petaluma Hills Brewing Company beer on tap.[/list_item]
[list_item]Entertainment — get ready to kick up your heels and stomp your boots during a very special performance by the Dirty Red Barn.[/list_item]
[list_item]Photo Booth — grab your partner or friends and capture a memory of the night as a keepsake.[/list_item]
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[list_item]DJ and Dancing — a perfect way to end the evening.[/list_item]

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Please check out WISE News for more updates and information.

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ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY. Every reasonable effort has been made to describe each item correctly, based on information provided by the donor. Please note restrictions, if any, as stated online and on the winning bidder’s email receipt.

VACATION GETAWAYS: We ask that you take careful note of any restrictions set by the donor (blackout dates, number of guests, etc.) prior to bidding and refrain from requesting modifications to the restrictions at a later date.

ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE IN FULL by cash, check or credit card at the registration/checkout table, before you leave the event.

IT IS THE WINNING BIDDER’S RESPONSIBILITY to contact the donor directly to arrange dates and times when applicable (i.e., teacher outings, tours, private lessons, etc.).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No exchanges or refunds.

GIFT CERTIFICATES: Winners of gift certificates will receive an email confirmation and receipt with pick-up information.

LIVE AUCTION PROTOCOL The auctioneer will state the opening bid for each item and make requests for raised bids. To enter a bid, raise your hand, holding your paddle with the number visible, and wait for acknowledgement from the auctioneer. Auction spotters will observe the bidding for the auctioneer.  ” button=”Auction Protocol”]

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Pints for a Purpose – Thank YOU!

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Thanks to those of you who came out to support WISE and bought a pint. Because of YOU…

We raised $4,774 for students in the Waugh School District!

A big thank you goes to Lagunitas for choosing WISE to be one of the recipients of their generous donations in support of their community this year. Lagunitas gave us 100% of the beer sales for the night, totaling $2,323. Thanks Lagunitas!

Also, WISE would like to thank The Melt and F.A. Nino’s for donating their time and talent to help make this event a success. The Melt rocked the stage and entertained our guests with their funk-jazz grooves. You can track The Melt’s upcoming shows on their website. They will be playing at The Big Easy on March 16th for the Petaluma Music Festival Showcase. Get out and vote for them! F.A. Nino’s food is taking Petaluma by storm. They are the talk of the town and WISE is blessed to have had their support for this fundraiser. You can buy F.A. Nino’s mouth-watering sauces in local stores. They also have their food truck at Petaluma Hills Brewing Co. on Sundays from 2-6pm. Keep an eye and ear out for both of these amazing talents. Food and Grooves to feed your soul.

Thank you Lagunitas, The Melt and F.A. Nino’s.

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