St. Mary's 2018 Gala - Havana Nights
On May 4, 2018, at the Fashion Island Hotel, we were transported to Old Havana where fedoras and cigars were a staple and rum was served at noontime meals. We enjoyed an evening of Cuban beats, Latin food and authentic drinks underpinned by the casual yet festive atmosphere that is Havana.
As guests entered the pre-function area, they were greeted with a steel drum and complimentary mojitos as they were able to peruse the silent auction items. As the ballroom opened, the smells of multiple food stations called the guests in and they casually enjoyed Cubano Sandwiches, multiple salads, Chicken al Pastor Tacos and traditional Cuban rice and beans. This provided a dining experience with an engaging and conversational atmosphere. Following our traditional Fund-A-Need and live auction, the dance floor came alive with the beats of our returning band, Undercover.
Our evening successfully raised a total of $392,000 from live and silent auctions, sponsorships, ticket sales, opportunity drawing and Fund-A-Need. We look forward to the upgraded and new security features that were funded on this evening. Many thanks to each and every one of you who contributed to our Havana Nights Gala.
Thank you to our 2018 Presenting Sponsors: