Sacramento State will celebrate its successes and honor two of its most important
benefactors at the inaugural Green and Gold Gala the evening of Thursday, Oct.
20 in the University Union Ballroom.
Alex and Faye Spanos will be the guests of honor at the black-tie event. They’ll
be recognized for their commitment of $10 million for the Recreation Wellness
and Events Center project, as well as previous gifts that allowed the University
to host the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials.
The Green and Gold Gala will include a reception, dinner and dancing. There
will also be talks and displays to showcase the campus, a new Destination 2010
video and more than a few surprises.
In addition to recognizing Mr. and Mrs. Spanos, additional leadership gifts
to the University will be announced at the gala, says Vice President for University
Advancement Carole Hayashino.
“The early response and broad support from the community and the campus
has been very encouraging,” says Hayashino, who is responsible for the
event. “There is great pride in Sacramento State. Everyone realizes how
important it is to celebrate the University and recognize those individuals
whose contributions are making a difference.”
Hayashino says efforts are under way to ensure that costs of the event are covered
through sponsorship contributions. A number of sponsorships have already been
finalized, including Capital Public Radio, Comcast, Mumm Napa, Sacramento magazine
and Steltzner Vineyards. Other major sponsors will be recognized at the event.
The honorary co-chairs for the Green and Gold Gala are Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger
and First Lady Maria Shriver. While it is unlikely either will be able to attend,
both have endorsed the event and encouraged friends and supporters to participate.
The Honorary Gala
Committee members are:
John Doolittle, Wally Herger, Dan Lungren, Doris Matsui and Mike Thompson
Dave Cox and Deborah Ortiz
Noreen Evans, Dave Jones, Tim Leslie, Lloyd Levine and Lois Wolk
City Council: Mayor Heather Fargo, Steve Cohn, Robert King Fong, Lauren Hammond,
Kevin McCarty, Bonnie Pannell, Ray Tretheway and Robbie Waters
County Supervisors: Illa Colin, Roger Dickinson, Roberta MacGlashan, Don Nottoli
and Susan Peters
Supervisor Bruce Kranz
Cabaldon (West Sacramento), Darryl Clare (Galt), Ken Cooley (Rancho Cordova),
Tom Cosgrove (Lincoln), Alice Dowdin (Auburn) and Gina Garbolino (Roseville)
County District Attorney Jan Scully
Police Chief Albert Najera
the University John Gesek, David Gordon, David Hosley, William H. Lee, Randy
E. Paragary, Raul Rodriguez, Sylvia Ruiz, Darrell Steinberg, Scott Syphax,
Fred and Nancy Teichert, Robert Thomas, Angelo Tsakopoulos, Roger J. Valine
and Carla Vasquez
Tickets are $200 per person. A special ticket price of $150
per person is available for campus hosts (Sacramento State faculty and staff).
More information and tickets are available at (916) 278-3349 or (916) 278-7043.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.cce.csus.edu/conferences.
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