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10/30/2023 (Updated 11/26/2023)

Dear Esteemed Guests and Honorable Members,

I am extending my heartfelt thanks to each one of you who participated in the Northern California Education Foundation (NCEF) Annual Fundraising Gala 2023. Your attendance and contributions embody the communal spirit that fuels our mission of fostering educational excellence within our community.

We set a lofty goal of raising $100,000, and with the additional donations after the Gala, we hit the benchmark! The funds we raised are invaluable and serve as a significant stepping stone towards our foundation's . The generosity displayed through your donations and active engagement is the cornerstone that sustains NCEF’s mission. Every contribution, irrespective of its size, is a stride towards a brighter, more educated future for our community. Your support symbolizes a shared belief in the transformative power of education.

The gala was a testament to the unyielding camaraderie and shared values that bind us. The funds accrued will catalyze our ongoing projects and enable us to continue making strides in nurturing academic pursuits of deserving individuals. The spirit of benevolence and shared purpose exhibited last night fuels our resolve to continue this vital work.

On behalf of the Northern California Education Foundation, I express my profound gratitude for your unwavering support. Your generosity has laid down the seeds of hope, and although our journey towards our financial goal continues, the path is illuminated by the collective goodwill of supporters like you.

As we reflect on the gala and look towards the future, let us remain resolute in our commitment to advancing educational opportunities within our community. Our aspirations remain high, and with continued support, I am optimistic about what we can accomplish together in the days to come.

Thank you once again for your enduring support and for making the NCEF Annual Fundraising Gala 2023 a meaningful gathering.


Jason Wong, PharmD

President of NCEF

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