You are cordially invited to ELI’s Anniversary Celebration – a spectacular red-carpet Gala and Benefit hosted by Francis Ford Copp0la Winery. Guest are encouraged to dress in their Oscar-worthy “Hollywood Vintage” Best and join in celebrating the wonderful work of the Early Learning Institute over the past 20 years. The event will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 on the Francis Ford Coppola Winery West Terrace, in Geyserville.
ELI’s Anniversary extravaganza will feature an exclusive selection of Coppola’s Director’s Cut wines, a variety of fantastic food stations, including the decadent, “too hard to choose just one” dessert station; and every guest will receive an academy award worthy goody-bag filled with surprises. There will also be a silent auction, live music by CA SOUL (casoulband.com) and dancing under the stars.
Red carpet rolls out at 7pm; Program begins near 8pm; Dancing from 8:30- 10pm.
Twenty years ago, ELI set out with a mission to provide and promote developmental services, education and support to young children, their families and the community. At that time, ELI was primarily serving children with special needs and their families. But one of ELI’s greatest strengths has always been the ability to create programs and collaborate with partners to meet the changing needs of the community. So now, while Early Intervention remains the largest program – serving over 350 children per month, ELI also provides developmental and social-emotional screenings to more than 1000 at-risk children each year; holds more than 13 integrated playgroups per week; provides consultation to childcare providers throughout Sonoma County; and continues to offer parental support, community trainings and so much more.
There is a lot to celebrate! Please consider joining us for this exciting event…and encouraging your friends, neighbors and family to do so as well. Individual tickets are $125 each/$200 per couple, available through the web site (earlylearninginstitute.com) or by calling the main office during regular office hours – 707.591.0170. Interested in being a sponsor for this event or adding something to the goody-bag? Please contact Michele Rogers at Micheler@earlylearninginstitute.com or call 707.591.0170.