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A Night on the Town for Mission Dolores Academy

November 8, 2017

On Saturday, November 4th, over 250 friends of MDA gathered at the Great American Music Hall for an evening of cocktails, dinner and entertainment, with artists Shawn Ryan and Petty Theft to raise funds for the school. 

Our host for the night Gianna Franco on 95.7 The Game, introduced guests to MDA and our mission to provide an affordable high-quality education in one of the country’s most expensive cities. Guests also enjoyed a short video introducing our students and school community - watch it here. A big thank you to Chris Bjuland who gave up his time and expertise to produce the video for us. 

The evening kicked off with a fabulously hilarious cabaret show from Shawn Ryan and his band. Shawn, a former semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent and a cast member of Famous in Love, absolutely thrilled the audience with his one-of-a-kind show.

A highlight of the evening was our raffle and live action with Shawn and Gianna. Shawn was even generous enough to auction off his sequined jacket!

Next to the stage were Petty Theft who brought everyone to the dance floor and blew the roof off the Great American Music Hall! Covering everyone’s favorite Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker’s songs the band had everyone singing along.

The evening was a huge success and we are so grateful to everyone who bought tickets, sponsored tables and made donations to support our students - see our full list of sponsors below.

A big thank you also to Kelsey Finch, Megan Hamilton, Michaela Lalanne, and John Wassaf our Organizing Committee for all of their support in making this event such a success.

See you all next year!


Thank You to our Sponsors

Bob & Millicent Lalanne
Utilligent Empowers Good Foundation

Kathryn Duryea & Matt Wyndowe
Joy & Thomas Mistele
Reed Minuth & Megin Scully

Angela & Christopher Cohan
Sara Duryea
Margie Ellis
Kelsey Phelps Finch
Natasha Kohne & Lawrence Groo
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Maio Nishkian

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