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Best of the Best Logo Las Positas College Foundation

April 22, 2017
6:00-10:30 p.m.
Barbara Mertes Center for the Arts

Event Description

Once a year, the Las Positas College Foundation holds an entertaining and celebratory fundraising event. The fourteenth annual BEST of the BEST Gala will be held April 22, 2017. The evening will be a mix of the BEST of the BEST in FUN, Performing Arts, gourmet food, and fine local wine.

Read the full event details here.

Event Details

The goal of the event is to produce an elegant and tasteful – but low-overhead – event to maximize the profit for the Foundation’s continuing support of the College community. Toward this end, the food, wine, and auction items are all donated and the on-campus venue is cost-free. Many of the support elements, such as lighting, decorations and rentals, are provided at or below cost.

The BEST of the BEST gala is a lovely evening with the beneficiaries being the students, staff, faculty and greater regional community that Las Positas College serves. In the current economic environment of reduced state funding of higher education, this support is critically important to maintaining LPC’s stellar reputation of a high transfer rate to four-year institutions and quality career-technical training.

Las Positas has been the Tri-Valley community’s college for over 40 years. It serves the cities of Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, and surrounding unincorporated areas. The mission of Las Positas College is to foster growth and success, both in its students and in the communities it serves. The College strives to fulfill this mission through comprehensive educational programs and services and through community partnerships that enhance the vitality of its primary service area.

Las Positas College has provided an exceptional two-year curriculum for students seeking career preparation, transfer to a four-year college or university, or personal enrichment. Its watchword and goal is Students First. Located in Livermore California, Las Positas College offers over 80 associate degree and 28 technical and vocational certificate programs for approximately 8,500 students each year.

Las Positas College is a Hispanic-serving institution and has recently been named the #1 community college in California by The designation was based on the solid performance LPC has in distance education, cost of attendance, student: faculty ratios, transfer rates to Universities and innovative program to enhance and support students on campus.

The Las Positas College Foundation supports the mission of the College and advances its vision for the future through active resource development. Established in 2003, the Foundation was created to ensure that the students, faculty, staff and communities that LPC serves have a premier community college.

For further information, contact:

Ken Cooper
Executive Director
Las Positas College Foundation
3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore, CA 94551-9797
(925) 424-1010
Online Contact Form »

Federal Tax ID: 71-0942040

Best of the Best Sponsors


Participating Wineries

Concannon Cuda Ridge Darcie Kent Garré
Las Positas College McGrail Nottingham Occasio
  Page Mill Steven Kent  

Your investment is tax deductible: IRS Number 71-0942040.

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