Summer Splash! Gala

Bob Hecht, Mayor Andy Ryder, Lynda Zeman, Becci Welsh

Summer Splash! Gala guests mixed and mingled on a perfect night outside of the Hands-On Children’s Museum on East Bay Plaza. While bidding on unique silent auction packages streamside, 500 guests enjoyed gourmet bites, signature cocktails, and live jazz. Delicious dinner selections were served family-style in the Outdoor Discovery Area presented by Anthony’s Homeport, Hearthfire, and Mercato restaurants.

Bug & Dr. Benjamin Ruder, Dr. Kyle & Jessica Winter, Sheena & Ben Paylor

Attendees enjoyed cocktail hour by The Edgewater Trio and danced under the stars to tunes from Music De-Lite’s popular DJ. The Summer Splash! Gala combined raised nearly $500,000 to provide year-round free and reduced access programs along with special guests, traveling exhibits and unique learning experiences.

Tamara Schaffert, Jessica Lindstrom, Jessica Van Fleet, Meg Soria