There’s nothing quite like the experience of going to a charity event in Newport Beach, and I got to experience it first hand at the annual Sunset on the Serengeti Gala to raise money for Cradle To Career : Kenya. Tickets were $150 ($1,800 for a table of 12), which gets you dinner and an opportunity to network with the who’s who of Newport high society.
Cradle to Career: Kenya (C2C) is the merger of African Child Foundation and Agano with Kenya. It is the commitment to stick with every child under Fr. Henry’s care who begins as an orphan or is mired in such poverty that hope seems elusive. C2C has a commitment to every child who is driven and committed to a top-level educational experience, and who is determined to complete the circle by giving back to their country and their fellow citizens.
The fun began with sunset cocktails and a silent auction. However, things really picked up during the live auction. This is because the dollar amounts started to go through the roof. For example, the first item up for bid was a glass of tap water. The winning bid was $5,000. Good thing the money is going to charity!