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Save the Date

Seventy-five Sparkling Years

PENINSULA VOLUNTEERS, INC

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2022

6pm to Midnight
Rosewood Sand Hill
Menlo Park
Cocktails + Dinner + Dancing

Honorary Co-Chairs
Ann Griffiths
Gloria Kennett
Anne Melbye

Honoring the Legacy of
Merv & Roz Morris

Formal invitation to follow
Seating will be limited

For event information, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities contact Melissa Badger, [email protected]

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For sponsorship opportunities please contact Melissa Badger 
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Live Auction Experiences

The Most Cool Cocktail Celebration

A rare invitation for up to 8 (you and your favorite foodie friends) to join renowned Chef Jesse Cool in her lovely, intimate home and gardens. Tour her gorgeous mini farm in the heart of Palo Alto. Discover the secret behind a truly fresh cocktail. Save sumptuous “bites” inspired by the bounty from her gardens, and her unrivaled passion for fresh, fabulous food.

Date to be mutually agreed upon.

Field of Foodie Dreams

charlie parker

An incredible ONE TIME ONLY opportunity to grace the exclusive dinner table of beloved local celebrity Chef John Bentley and the Hottest ticket in town Chef Charlie Parker. Limited to 60 guests, you will share in an unforgettable farm-to-table experience at a pastoral, picture-perfect Woodside Estate, with flawless, flavorful food led by highly acclaimed chefs. Invite a few of your besties to join you! 


  • Date May 20, 2023 TBD (or June of 2023)
    Raise your paddle at $1,000 per guest!
  • Tell us how many seats when you bid!

"The Catch" of a Lifetime

Share the field and catch a touchdown from Joe Montana – our own NFL legend and 4-time Super Bowl Champion – in the end-zone at Rose Bowl Stadium. Begin your day with warm-up passes and coaching from Steve Bono and John Taylor, followed by your filmed touchdown pass and BBQ, Beer and Bourbon Q&A session on the field. Joe will even let you wear and take a photo with his FOUR Super Bowl Rings! For two… (one participant and their “12th man” – guest)!

FOOTBALL FANATIC – Lifetime experience additional details:

  • One Football Participant and One Viewing Guest at Rose Bowl Stadium (Pasadena, CA)
  • January 29, 2023
  • Exclusive “Catch of a Lifetime” Football Hand Signed by Joe Montana
  • Two-Night Hotel Accommodations at The 5 Star Langham Huntington Hotel
  • Concierge services included to ensure your experience is a TOUCHDOWN!

Out of Africa

Lions, Tigers, and … so much more! Embark on this unmatched Wilderness Safari experience hailed by Travel and Leisure magazine as the Best Safari in 2022. You and your travel companion will be treated to a life-changing journey over 6 nights in Botswana complete with five-star accommodations, exceptional dining, and unforgettable animal adventures!

  • Visit two camps- 3 nights each- Your choice from an incredible list
  • Blackout dates are June 15 – October 15 (may be negotiable)
  • Additional days, stops and upgrades are available – Paul Swart will handle your excursion personally
  • Susan Martin, local fan of Wilderness Safari, will chat with you and share her multi-trip experience and photos.

Included: 5 star accommodations, all meals, house drinks, road transfers, park fees, daily camp activities, laundry service. Not included: international airfares, travel insurance, visas, gratuities, additional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

Bucketlist Bonaza - Your Choice!

Check off a MAJOR item on your Ultimate Sports Bucket List when you and your guest attend 

GOLF’S Greatest Tradition or the Kentucky Derby in VIP status! THIS is a WOW. 

Golf’s Greatest Tradition—“Granddaddy of them all…”

The Hush of the crowd is not imagined-it is an almost reverent approach to this golf tourney steeped in tradition. Player entry is by invitation only…and the Reward? The coveted Green Jacket. Your “Bucket” will be overflowing with these included amenities and perks:

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  • Three Night Accommodations in a Two-Bedroom Private Home in the Augusta Surrounding area (check-in April 7, 2023 ; check-out April 10, 2023)
  • Round of Golf for Two at The Forest Hills CC on Saturday, April 8, 2023)
  • Two Final Round Tickets to Golf’s Greatest Tradition on Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Two Day Passes to an All-Inclusive Hospitality House (a full day of made to order food, premium bar, large screen TV’s, Air Conditioning, Entertainment, Valet & Shuttle Services)
  • Concierge services included to ensure your stay is a HOLE IN ONE

Kentucky Derby - DERBY DAYS – MINT JULEPS and all…

The longest continually held sporting event in America-often called “the Most Exciting 2 Minutes in Sports” The Derby is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. Your Julep Cup will be overflowing with these included amenities and perks: 

 
  • Three Night Accommodations at the Galt House Hotel (check-in May 4, 2023 ; check-out May 7, 2023)
  • Two Third Floor Clubhouse Tickets between the Last Turn & Finish Line to the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Two Third Floor Clubhouse Tickets between the Last Turn & Finish Line to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 6, 2023
  • Two Tickets to the Exclusive Invitation-Only Barnstable Brown Gala Party on Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Concierge services included to ensure your experience is a WINNING TICKET TRIFECTA! 

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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Located at the beautiful Rosewood Sand Hill
2825 Sand Hill Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025

THE GALA promises to be a sparkling celebration recognizing more than seven decades of service and the countless thousands of seniors whose lives have been enhanced since PVI was first established in 1947. 


We will have the unique opportunity to honor the legacy of Merv and Roz Morris.

HONORARY CO-CHAIRS

Ann Griffiths

Gloria Kennett

Anne Melbye

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For ticket information and sponsorship opportunities, please email Melissa Badger at [email protected] or call Melissa at (650) 868-1135.

Frequently Asked Questions

The evening begins with a fabulous cocktail reception, followed by a sophisticated dining experience and “OVERVIEW 75”, a snapshot of how we arrived at this major milestone. Five Star entertainment, and a “dance the night away” After Party round out this not to be missed event.

Blacktie Optional

This event is expected to sell out immediately; therefore seating is very limited. Reservations will be accepted in the order they are received. To request an invitation or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please send inquiries to [email protected]

Yes. If you require a wheelchair, please email  upon purchase of seat/table or call Melissa Badger at (650) 868-1135.

Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s career spans film, television, voice-over and stage. In 2015, Chenoweth received a coveted star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” and she was nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. Chenoweth has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and for a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee.” Chenoweth earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for her lead role in the Roundabout Theatre Company’s “On the Twentieth Century.” She also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award.

In 2009, she wrote an upliftingly candid, comedic chronicle of her life so far, “A Little Bit Wicked,” which debuted on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best Seller List.

Chenoweth recently co-starred in Apple TV+’s acclaimed musical-comedy series “Schmigadoon!” For her role as Mildred Layton, Chenoweth received a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Chenoweth just released her first picture book “What Will I Do with My Love Today?” This heart-warming story, is a sweet tale about a young girl who shares her love through acts of generosity around New York City. Chenoweth is an editor and participant in an upcoming essay book, “My Moment: 106 Women on Fighting for Themselves” out in May. In 2023, Chenoweth will release her hilarious and insightful gift book, “I’m No Philosopher, But I Have Thoughts: For Saints, Sinners, and the Rest of Us.”

Chenoweth released her latest holiday album “HAPPINESS is…Christmas!.” Filled with holiday classics both old and new, the 12-song set shows Kristin in a festive but classy light as she rings in the best time of year. Previously, Chenoweth released a stand-alone Holiday e-single titled “White Christmas.” Chenoweth released her album “For The Girls,” debuting at #3 on the Current Pop Albums chart and #11 on the Billboard Top Albums chart. The album is a heartfelt tribute to the great female singers throughout history, particularly some of Kristin’s heroes and friends. To celebrate the release, Chenoweth returned to the Broadway stage in November 2019, for an eight-performance concert engagement at the Nederlander Theatre.

Chenoweth has performed to sold-out audiences across the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Chenoweth released “The Art of Elegance,” her album of American Songbook classics via Concord Records. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Current Jazz and Traditional Jazz charts, and #1 on Amazon’s Vocal Pop chart. Chenoweth also returned to the stage in her limited engagement “My Love Letter To Broadway,” receiving rave reviews. In 2014, she released a CD and DVD of her own live concert performance, “Kristin Chenoweth: Coming Home.” Chenoweth performed with iconic The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra in their annual Christmas concert. The concert aired on PBS and BYUtv in December 2019.

Notable television roles include appearances in “American Gods,” “Trial & Error,” “The West Wing,” Disney’s “Descendants” and “The Muppets.” Chenoweth starred in the holiday film “A Christmas Love Story,” which premiered on Hallmark Channel. and hosted the Food Network competition series “Candy Land.”

Chenoweth was seen starring in the sports drama “National Champions.” She also starred in the Netflix film “Holidate,” and voiced the character Daisy in the HBO Max film “The Witches.” She voiced the role of Gabi in the hit animated film “Rio 2” and Fifi, Snoopy’s beloved French poodle in “The Peanuts Movie.” She starred in the indie teen drama entitled “Hard Sell” and additional film credits have included “The Boy Next Door,” “Deck the Halls,” “Twelve Men of Christmas,” “Four Christmases,” “RV,” “Bewitched,” “The Pink Panther,” “Hit & Run” and “Family Weekend.” She also starred in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” as Velma Von Tussle. Chenoweth voiced the role of Princess Skystar in Lionsgate/Hasbro’s “My Little Pony: The Movie,” and can also be heard in the Sony Pictures animated film “The Star.”

Chenoweth is a passionate supporter of charities which dedicate their time and efforts to helping those in need. She formed a charity partnership with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) Foundation in her home state of Oklahoma. Chenoweth’s accomplishments were honored by her hometown with BAPAC naming “The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre” in 2012. Partnering with the BAPAC in a labor of love, Kristin launched an annual Broadway Bootcamp in 2015, providing young Broadway hopefuls with the opportunity to take classes, hold performances and learn from top mentors in the entertainment industry including Kristin herself. In her lifelong mission to cultivate arts education across the globe, Chenoweth has also created “Places! The Kristin Chenoweth Tour Experience,” a unique educational program for young singers that puts them right next to her performing on stage. Each concert in Chenoweth’s ongoing tour will feature local participants from higher education conservatories, universities, and colleges for the immersive educational experience.

Chenoweth is a graduate of Oklahoma City University with a Master’s degree in Opera Performance. She is an inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

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