Our Long Table

6th Annual Gala & Auction

June 9, 2024

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Over three decades ago, a group of five volunteers gathered around a kitchen table to feed their neighbors in need. Since then, our programs, services, number of volunteers, and number of clients have all grown exponentially. On Sunday, June 9, 2024, we continued the tradition of gathering around the table at our 6th annual gala, Our Long Table, to raise critically-needed funds that continue to support and nourish Food For Thought’s clients.

This event was once again hosted at the wonderful Vine Hill House, located on the O’Connell Vineyards in Sebastopol. While overlooking hundreds of acres of world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, guests enjoyed refreshing summer wines, craft beer, live music, an elegant multi-course dinner, an exclusive live auction, and a raffle.

 

Catering By:

Park Avenue Catering
 

We are thrilled to have Park Avenue Catering creating a delicious multi-course meal for this event! As a certified Green Business, Park Avenue Catering uses only antibiotic and hormone-free meats, chooses wild and sustainably farmed fish, and works to continually source and support local farmers in Sonoma County. They have created a delicious menu for Food For Thought and guests will be given a choice of three different entrees.

Venue Host Sponsor:

Vine Hill House / O’Connell Vineyards
 
Vine Hill House

Vine Hill House is the event site of O’Connell Vineyards, located in the Russian River Valley wine region of Sonoma County, California. Situated on a gentle knoll, surrounded by lovely lawns and flower gardens, it overlooks hundreds of acres of world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards and heirloom organic apple orchards. Vine Hill House has sweeping views of Mt. St. Helena to the north and the Coastal Mountain Range stretching south to the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Pourings by:

These wineries will be pouring their flagship wines during our cocktail hour before dinner begins. Enjoy tasting through their offerings and get to know the staff behind just a few of Food For Thought’s supporting wineries from around Sonoma County!

Live Music by:

Sonomacana
 

We welcome the artfully-crafted music and disarming silliness of local band, Sonomacana! Sonomacana showcases Kyle Martin, Lara Brown, Carlo Fuentez, and Dave McLean playing a whole new genre, Sonomacana: a mixture of Americana, reggae, pop fusion, and original compositions that highlight the great vibes of Sonoma County!

Emcee:

Pat Kerrigan, Marconi Award Winning Broadcaster

As a San Francisco native, Pat Kerrigan came to Sonoma County to launch her career in broadcasting in 1980. She held morning show host and co-host positions at North Bay radio stations including KZST, the former Q-105 and 97.7 The River, and was KSRO News Director and Morning Show Host for many years until she retired in 2021.

Pat’s tireless reporting and calming on air presence won countless accolades for herself and KSRO, including two Marconi Awards, during the 2017 wildfires and their aftermath, through subsequent fire and flood seasons, the coronavirus pandemic, and more.

Auctioneer:

Kenn Cunningham, Gavel 4 Good

Born and raised in Northern California – Kenn attended San Francisco State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication Arts (formerly known as the Radio-Television-Film Department). He pursued a career in radio, which ultimately led to him owning and operating his own radio station that covered Mendocino and Lake counties in Northern California. Kenn attended auction school at the famed World Wide College of Auctioneering in 2001 and set about to begin his career as a benefit auctioneer. Since then he has continued to advance his study of benefit auctions and in 2005 was awarded the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist designation from the National Auctioneers Association.

 
Thank You to Our 2024 Individual Sponsors
Golden Goblet Sponsor

Laurie Plant

Silver Spoon Sponsors

Barbara and Gary Gerber
Mark Quattrocchi & Tina Kelly

Bronze Fork Sponsors

Bill and Laura Goode
Elizabeth Cotton and John Cotton
Estelle Rogers and Hal Kwalwasser
Jude Henning
Mitch Savitsky and Cheryl Smith
Rodney DeMartini & Frederick Kasl

 
Thank You to Our 2024 Corporate Sponsors
Full Course Sponsor

Platinum Plate Sponsors
DeepNet Logo
DuMOL
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria

Venue Sponsor
Vine Hill House

Golden Goblet Sponsors
Summit State Bank
 
Silver Spoon Sponsors
Encore Events Rentals
Traditional Medicinals Foundation
 

Bronze Fork Sponsors

 

A La Carte Sponsors

Exchange Bank
Golden State Lumber & Building Materials
Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County
Simply Solar on behalf of Dean Walker

Many Thanks To Our Generous In-Kind Donors

  • A. Rafanelli Winery & Vineyards
  • Andiamo Whale Charters
  • Arnot-Roberts
  • Avelo Airlines
  • Balletto Vineyards
  • Barbra Friedman
  • Bliss Organic Day Spa
  • Breathless Sparkling Wines
  • Burning Man Project
  • Carolyn Walker
  • Cheryl Teach Music
  • Children’s Museum of Sonoma County
  • Cottage Massage
  • Cruse Wine Co.
  • Dragonfly Floral
  • Dry Creek Vineyard
  • Dutton Estate Winery
  • Dutton-Goldfield Winery
  • Encore Events Rentals
  • Epicenter Sports + Entertainment
  • Equality Vines
  • Eric Lapointe
  • Friedman’s Home Improvement
  • Gabriel Castillo
  • Gavel For Good

  • Golden State Warriors
  • Grapevine Music & Photo Booths
  • Green Music Center
  • Hawkes Wine
  • Hawley Winery
  • Healdsburg Golf Club
  • Hook & Ladder Winery
  • Inman Family Wines
  • Iron Horse Vineyards
  • J Vineyards & Winery
  • Khom Loi
  • Kokomo Wines
  • Korbel Champagne Cellars
  • MacRostie Winery
  • Mamma Tanino’s Ristorante
  • Marine Layer Wines
  • Martinelli Winery
  • Matt Power
  • Maya Restaurant
  • Merry Edwards Winery
  • Mietz Cellars
  • Mindy Breslin Photography
  • Montage Healdsburg
  • Moshin Vineyards
  • NewTree Ranch
  • NewTree Ranch
  • O & C China Bistro
  • Open Field Farms
  • Out In the Vineyard
  • Park Avenue Catering
  • Parkpoint Health Club
  • Pat Kerrigan
  • Patrick Amiot Junk Art
  • Paul Hobbs
  • Paul Mathew Vineyards
  • Pedroncelli Winery
  • Porter Creek Vineyards
  • Purple Pachyderm
  • Ramey Wine Cellars
  • Relaxing Facials and Waxing
  • Rialto Cinemas
  • Robert Young Estate Winery
  • Rochioli Vineyards & Winery
  • Rudd Estate – Oakville
  • Russian River Vineyards
  • Ryme Cellars
  • Safari West
  • San Francisco Giants
  • Sazón Peruvian Cuisine
  • Scherrer Winery
  • Sequoia Wholesale
  • Session Climbing
  • SingleThread Farms
  • Sonoma Adventures
  • Sonoma Coast Spirits
  • Sonoma Healing Flowers
  • St. Francis Winery
  • St. George Spirits
  • Stonestreet Wines
  • Sunflower Caffe
  • Terrapin Creek Café
  • The Twins Restaurant
  • The Wine Road
  • Tim & Jackie Reuling
  • Travel Daddyz
  • Tuscan Resorts
  • Underwood Bistro
  • Vine Hill House/O’Connell Vineyards
  • Wild Hog Vineyard
  • Wildhaven Sonoma
  • Woodenhead Wine

Gallery

Many Thanks to Mindy Breslin, Photography!
 

Questions? Please contact:

Kristen Power, Events Manager
KristenP@FFTfoodbank.org
(707) 887-1647 ext. 126