March 2, 2019
How much would you guess a live auctioned, private Wine Dinner for 10 people would sell for? An astounding 20K! Robert Bell And Michael Franks from Chez Melange have partnered with PEF (Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation) in raising much needed funds for all 17 public schools in PV by donating a private Wine Dinner for 10 people. Chez Melange and PEF have worked together to raise money through multiple live auctions in the past, but this specific dinner has been the best and most successful one yet!
Over the years, PEF has received much less money per child than surrounding school districts due to an archaic funding formula. This results in a funding deficit for the PVPUSD each and every year. Chez Melange has been a longtime supporter of education in the community by donating unique, one of a kind experiences, like a Chez Melange Wine Dinner.
Over the past year, Chez Melange’s PEF Main Event 2018 Live Auction donation of a Chez Melange Wine Dinner, as well as the PEF Wine Event 2019 Wine Dinner, have garnered many thousands of dollars in direct support to PEF to help reach their goal of funding teaching positions and basic education programs that are otherwise cut. Chez Melange was shocked to hear that their most recent dinner sold for over 21K. Clearly, the donors loved bidding and outbidding each other on this popular item!