Even a global pandemic couldn't keep the Nueva community from a great party! When COVID-19 forced us to cancel the April 4 benefit auction just a few weeks before it was scheduled to take place, it seemed like California Dreamin’ would remain just a dream.
But our auction committee rallied and hosted Nueva’s first-ever virtual benefit auction, rechristened California Streamin’, on May 16. Though our community was not able to gather in person, the committee shared fun kits for virtual cocktail parties, complete with costume mood boards, themed virtual backgrounds, and delicious cocktail recipes.
Guests watched a moving video featuring parent of alumni Brenda Beck, who spoke about the impact Nueva had on her daughter Kimberly, whose time at Nueva was made possible in part by financial assistance funds.
With a virtual live auction and a continuous stream of banter in the chat feed, a great time was had by all!
We’d like to thank our wonderful auction committee for working so tirelessly to make this happen. We are also extremely grateful for the generosity of our amazing community, who helped us exceed our expectations and raise more than $1.5 million for financial assistance and remote learning professional development.