Mendocino College Foundation’s 2023 “Golden Gala” Fundraiser

On May 13, 2023, we celebrated 50 years of student support with the Golden Gala fundraiser for the Mendocino College Foundation 50th Anniversary Scholarship Fund, benefitting Mendocino College students. We have enormous gratitude for everyone who helped us bring back the Mendocino College Foundation Gala after a five year hiatus.

We are deeply grateful to all of our generous sponsors. To everyone who attended, bid on auction items, and helped us with the event, thank you! Your contributions help us to make higher education available to our community!

Many thanks to the our Emcee Senator Mike McGuire, local auctioneer Rachel Louise Britten, and local chefs and winemakers who provided amazing appetizers and wine.

Our main course featured fresh food grown by our Agriculture students, prepared by our Culinary Arts students under the direction of Chef Nicholas Petti, served family style featuring bowls handmade by our Ceramics Arts students.

Below are photos from our 2023 Gala. Please contact us at if you would like a high-resolution version of any of these images!

Photo Credit: Clara Shook