2016 NCEFT Heroes and Horses Jewels and Jeans Gala

Celebrate NCEFT’s Sapphire Anniversary at the 8th Annual

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Saturday evening, September 24th was warm and balmy. The boots were polished; the jewels shined. The donkeys were dressed up; our barn filled with beautiful horses. The tables were set with lovely flowers; the plates filled with a delicious meal. However, the real warmth and joy of the evening came from friends, old and new, who filled the NCEFT arena to overflowing.

Everyone present was fortunately to learn about two very special people. Trent Dunham and Dan Berschinski. Trent and Dan shared powerful stories of the hope and healing they have experienced because of being part of the NCEFT family. Click below to view the powerful video highlighting Trent’s story:

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The Heroes and Horses, Jewels & Jeans Gala is NCEFT’s most important fundraiser of the year. Together with our Sponsors and Underwriters, Gala patrons  support NCEFT’s life-changing work, including funding our Veterans programs, Financial Aid fund, and our general Horse & Barn fund. For 45 years, NCEFT has provided hope and healing to thousands of children, adults and military Veterans with disabilities. We cannot make a difference to so many without your compassionate assistance. Click below to view a slideshow of this very special evening:

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NCEFT thanks the following individuals and businesses who have supported us as
2016 Gala Sponsors, Underwriters, In-Kind Donors and Vendors

SAPPHIRE ($10,000+)
Wayne & Deby Kyle & the Kyle Family/American Valor Foundation Chris Kyle Memorial Benefit
Susanne Meier & Chris Iverson/Dreyfus Sotheby’s International Realty
Casey Terribilini/Fast Response On-Site Testing, Inc./Terribilini Cattle Co.

JEWELS ($5,000+)
Paul & Donna Barulich/Barulich Dugoni Law Group, Inc.
Maggie & Tom Bedecarre
Douglas D. Boucher, DDS
Peter & Lee Caraher
C. Budd & Chalan Colby
Catherine & Kevin Harvey
Bill & Sally Neukom
Sarah & Dan Wernikoff

JEANS ($2,500+)
Anonymous (2)
Gordan & Gayla Armstrong
W. L. Butler Family
Dr. Christopher & Martha Dunn
Bill & Lee Ann Gilbert/The Gilberts Pioneer Saloon and The Firehouse Bistro
Carol Goodstein/Spring Down Equestrian Center
Cherie & Tom Hammer
Joe Heinrich & Susan Crenshaw/Ligara Farms
John & Cheryl Hill
Paul & Marianne Hoffman
Susan Lang & Robert Levenson
Nicola & Derek Liu
Erin MacGeraghty/Erin Mac Jewelry
Larry Pelzner/Lawrence E. Pelzner & Associates
Maryann & Kirk Raab
Peri Soyugenc
Stephen Silver & Christine Baur/Stephen Silver
Bonnie & Andrew Sterngold
Dee & Laura Lou Tolles
Woodside Community Foundation

BOOTS ($1,000+)
Karen Arimoto-Peterson
Faye & Emmet Brophy
Jennifer & Michael Buckley
Bill Butler/W. L. Butler Construction, Inc.
Don DeFranco & Paul Stickland/TRI/Coldwell Banker Previews
Kristin Kendall/Wells Fargo Advisors
Mary & Jeff Kroll
Darren McClung Estate & Precious Jewelry
Cindy Olander/Olander Family Foundation
Doug & Sarah Rivers
Dr. William St. Lawrence DVM/Portola Valley Village Square Veterinary Hospital
Jim Sansoterra & Wendy Baum/Sansoterra Group LLC
Tad Taube/Taube Philanthropies

SPURS ($500+)
Lavinia Branden & Katie Roslund/ELLA – Equestrian Lifestyle Luxury Art
Donna & Ralph Briskin
Wayne Browning, DVM/Bayhill Equine
Wayne Bunker/Provident Credit Union
Chris & Molly Dillon
Sharon & Robert Ford
Larry Franzella & Michael Dunlap/Berkshire Hathaway California Realty
Betsy Glikbarg
Steven Goldenberg
Kerns Fine Jewelry
Janice & Robert Kopf
Susan Martin
John Moore/Moore Buick GMC
Chuck & Susie Nichols/Nichols Farms
John & Dana Perine
Adolph Rosekrans
Beatriz & David Schott

W.L. Butler Family Cellars Montelena Vineyards
Chef Donato/Donato Enoteca
Equestrian Wine Tours
Bruce Fielding
John Glines/Central Coast Auction Service
Margie Lee & Don Gustafson/Performance Horseshoeing
Hensley Event Resources
High-N-Tight Band
Darrel LeBlanc
Debra McClure Photography
Michael Martella Wines
Wini Monroe & John Thurlow
Juan & Mercedes Navarro/Ladera Garden & Gifts
Pets in Pastel by Kim Hussey
Lesley Pickford & Evan Williams
Recology San Mateo County
 Saier Services Lighting and Sound
San Mateo County Horseman’s Association
Heather Schilling 
Tricia Seibold
 Weir & Associates Catering and Event Planning
Wine Country Farm Bed & Breakfast
Frank York/W.L. Butler Construction

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