The annual Funding Hopes and Dreams Dinner Auction raises valuable funds for the Trust for Student Support Program. Hundreds of well- deserving Mariner students have had their hopes and dreams come true by receiving tuition assistance. To support a student at Moreau Catholic High School click here
Our 10th Annual Funding Hopes and Dreams Dinner and Auction was a huge success. It was held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley. Over 170 guests enjoyed a delicious three- course meal with vintage wine. The raffle, silent and live auctions, and Fund A Student brought in over $90,000 for our deserving students. We wish to thank our Keynote Speaker, Tony Avila ’83, Young Alumna Speaker, Khloe Heath’14 and Auctioneer, Bob Sarlatte for their inspiration and generous support. Also, thank you Fremont Bank for their 10 years of supporting this annual event – our students appreciate your decade of generosity!
Tony Avila ’83, co-founder and Managing Principal of Encore Housing Opportunity Funds, a family of $1.2 billion residential real estate private equity funds. He is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Builder Advisor Group, a boutique investment banking firm that focuses on advising home builders and developers. Avila is an avid marathoner and triathlete. He recently qualified for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, where he competed on October 13, 2018.
Khloe Heath ’14, who graduated from Cornell University this past May with a major in Chemical Engineering and an emphasis on sustainable energy systems. While at Cornell University, she was a member of Engineers for a Sustainable World, National Society of Black Engineers and the Peer Advising Team. Currently, she is employed as a research and development technical specialist at Garratt-Callahan Company.
Bob Sarlatte is a San Francisco-based, nationally known commercial actor, radio and television personality, comedian and speaker. His numerous network television credits began with this stint as announcer, writer and regular comedy contributor on the first David Letterman Show. He also is a long-time field announcer for the San Francisco 49ers.