LLCC Foundation Gala

The Gala is the Foundation's signature fundraising event and raises funds for the benefit of our students. The event features a four-course gourmet dinner prepared and served by the LLCC Culinary and Hospitality Arts team. On Saturday, April 23, we welcomed guests back in-person for our 16th annual Mahalo Gala. Mahalo means "gratitude" in Hawaiian and we are truly thankful for all who support the Gala which benefits our students and program. The evening began with cocktails and appetizers and entertainment provided by LLCC's award winning choir. A four-course gourmet dinner was prepared and served by LLCC's Culinary and Hospitality Arts students and instructors. Entertainment continued with music from the Banana Oil Pan Band.There were lots of treasures to be found at the Gala including the beautiful Vahan bracelet in the Giganti and Giganti Fine Jewelry treasure box.

Photos of the 2022 Mahalo Gala

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Sara Waller, LLCC student, welcomes Don Ecklund, LLCC retiree

Guests take a photo at the selfie station.

LLCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality students greet guests with a signature drink.

Dr. Charlotte J. Warren, President LLCC, speaks to guests.

Action Station

A photo opportunity

LLCC's award-winning choir performs during cocktail hour

Balloon garland decor

Vicki Davis, LLCC Trustee, tries her luck at the Puka Claw Machine

Selfie photo booth

Barb and Brian Payne with Roe Stone

A choir student performs

Silent auction

Dave Daniels, emcee

Sara Waller, student speaker

Representatives from Watts Copy Systems

Jennifer Stice, LLCC Foundation board chair

Representatives from Brandt

Gordon Gates, LLCC trustee and guests

Representatives from Brandt

Treasure box key reveal

LLCC Culinary and Hospitality students in action

Dr. Warren center with guests, Betsy and Tim Schroeder, Todd Wise, Margaret and Mark Teague and Patti and Neil Williamson