Gala attendees pass a row of exotic sports cars on their way into Sunday's fundraiser for Caterina's Club, serving Southern California's "motel kids," at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin.
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On the last week of August #TheMarconi housed the annual Caterina’s Club Fundraiser at The Marconi | OC Event Venue. The annual fundraiser benefiting “hotel kids” in Anaheim expected about 250 guests to show up for the gala. Instead, almost 500 guests came to support the organization.

Hosting an event in Orange County’s most unique event venue is guaranteed to boost ticket sales for fundraisers and benefits.

Red carpet treatment for the guests and a fashion show with live entertainment kept guests engaged and pumped to donate. White House Catering served a sit-down dinner and the night raiser almost $400,000 for its organization!

Marconi Foundation for Kids sponsored a table at the gala to support the organization’s effort in feeding approximately 1,200 kids a day, fives days a week.

The Orange County Register did a wonderful article on the night’s events and took some amazing shots of the museum decked out with a stage and catwalk. Check out the write-up here.

Young dancers from "Dancing Images" and "J3K Dance Company" perform on stage during a red carpet gala benefiting Caterina's Club at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin on Sunday. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: tu.0901.lamborghini- 08/28/16  - PHOTO BY JEFF ANTENORE, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Ð
Young dancers from “Dancing Images” and “J3K Dance Company” perform on stage during a red carpet gala benefiting Caterina’s Club at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin on Sunday.
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Italian singer Marie Elana Infantino performs on stage during Sunday's red carpet gala benefiting Caterina's Club. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: tu.0901.lamborghini- 08/28/16  - PHOTO BY JEFF ANTENORE, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Ð
Italian singer Marie Elana Infantino performs on stage during Sunday’s red carpet gala benefiting Caterina’s Club.
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Gala attendees pass a row of exotic sports cars on their way into Sunday's fundraiser for Caterina's Club, serving Southern California's "motel kids," at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: tu.0901.lamborghini- 08/28/16  - PHOTO BY JEFF ANTENORE, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Ð
Gala attendees pass a row of exotic sports cars on their way into Sunday’s fundraiser for Caterina’s Club, serving Southern California’s “motel kids,” at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin.
PHOTO BY JEFF ANTENORE, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Ð
Young dancers from "Dancing Images" and "J3K Dance Company" perform on stage during a red carpet gala benefiting Caterina's Club at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin on Sunday. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: tu.0901.lamborghini- 08/28/16  - PHOTO BY JEFF ANTENORE, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Ð
Young dancers from “Dancing Images” and “J3K Dance Company” perform on stage during a red carpet gala benefiting Caterina’s Club at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin on Sunday.
 PHOTO BY JEFF ANTENORE, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Ð
Caterina's Club Founder and Executive Director Chef Bruno Serato holds up a photo of his mother, Caterina, the namesake of the organization, during a fundraising gala at the Marconi Automotive Museum on Sunday. The organization was formed when Bruno and Caterina were visiting a Boys and Girls Club near their Anaheim restaurant, the Anaheim White House, and noticed kids eating potato chips for dinner since their families couldn't afford proper meals. Since then, they have served over one million pasta dinners to "motel kids" who might otherwise go to bed hungry. They currently feed over 1,200 kids in several Orange County cities five nights a week. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: tu.0901.lamborghini- 08/28/16  - PHOTO BY JEFF ANTENORE, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Ð
Caterina’s Club Founder and Executive Director Chef Bruno Serato holds up a photo of his mother, Caterina, the namesake of the organization, during a fundraising gala at the Marconi Automotive Museum on Sunday. The organization was formed when Bruno and Caterina were visiting a Boys and Girls Club near their Anaheim restaurant, the Anaheim White House, and noticed kids eating potato chips for dinner since their families couldn’t afford proper meals. Since then, they have served over one million pasta dinners to “motel kids” who might otherwise go to bed hungry. They currently feed over 1,200 kids in several Orange County cities five nights a week.
PHOTO BY JEFF ANTENORE, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Ð
Paul King of Irvine, and his son Jerome, admire a vintage Ferrari before making their way into a fundraising gala for Caterina's Club at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin on Sunday. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: tu.0901.lamborghini- 08/28/16  - PHOTO BY JEFF ANTENORE, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Ð
Paul King of Irvine, and his son Jerome, admire a vintage Ferrari before making their way into a fundraising gala for Caterina’s Club at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin on Sunday.
PHOTO BY JEFF ANTENORE, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER Ð

Marconi staff also took a few behind the scenes images, too. And Instagram blew up as videos came flying in during the fashion show, as well as guests flocking to the museum’s vehicles to strike a pose.

 

 

 

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The Marconi Automotive Museum is an exceptional venue to host an event geared at raising for a cause. As Orange County’s adrenaline filled venue, #TheMarconi is also a Foundation for Kids and donates a portion of its net proceeds from event bookings and museum visitors to at-risk children charities.

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The Marconi Automotive Museum is a class 501 ©(3) nonprofit located in the heart of Orange County. A portion of the net proceeds from booked events goes to various at-risk children charities throughout Southern California. We are open to the public for museum visitors Monday through Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm, double check our event calendar before visiting.

If you would like to get more information about hosting an event at #TheMarconi please fill out our online form, or give us a call at 714.258.3001. Dare To Be Different, Book at The Marconi today!

 

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