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Longbranch Foundation April 2021 Newsletter


As I write this newsletter on the 25th of

March, there is much activity on the

Auction web site with some items already

sold out! There is an amazing group of

volunteers working hard to make this a fun,

worthwhile event. If you have not

purchased your ticket yet, please join us



Our Students will take you to the main

page. Click on the REGISTER tab to first

buy a ticket and receive a bid number. To

bid, you need to continue on to Register –

enter your credit card information again

and set up a password.


Included with your ticket is a delicious

appetizer box catered by Tuxedos &

Tennis Shoes and your choice of a

bottle of sparkling water, red or white

wine; wine supplied by BLEND, of

course. We need to have a number to

the caterer by April 3, so buy your ticket

by April 2 to guarantee receiving a food



After you buy your ticket, complete the

registration process: Bid on a delicious

array of desserts; Go to the AUCTION tab


and click Desserts under Category. Bidding

on desserts ends April 8.


View Auction items and bid by going

to the AUCTION and ITEM SALES tabs

on the main page.


On Saturday April 10, plan on picking up

your Party Box at the LIC between 1pm

and 4pm. Auction Items will be on display

in the main hall. You can bid on items

using your cell phone.


Saturday evening, tune in at 5:45 pm and

do some last-minute bidding or click on the

LIVE tab to listen to music as we count

down to our 6:00 pm start of the auction.

Gina Cabiddu is our MC and Jeffrey Tritt is

our Auctioneer and Trivia at Home host, a

talented team for sure.


If you have questions about using the

system, go to the “How to Guide” found in

the upper left hand corner (click on three

dark lines) on the Home Page.


One of the goals of this Auction is to provide more experiences for Evergreen Elementary students. (When I was going to school, we called these “class or field trips”). Another goal is to put in place a plan to follow these students through Middle School. To accomplish this goal, we need to be successful with this Auction, as well as recruit some interested volunteers to plan and then execute. Please read Jan Prichard’s, our Student Programs Chair, message in this newsletter and consider joining her committee.



Based on your continued support we have been able to put in place a sustainable plan to award Higher Education Scholarships. This year we have set aside money to fund seven scholarships. Marcia Harris and her committee are reviewing applications March 22-26 and the Hawks virtual award ceremony is planned for May 19th. This has been a trying year, and student applications are down. We are hoping to find some qualified students for both academic and trade school scholarships.



We recently increased the number of Board members to manage TLF and there are several open positions. The mission of The Longbranch Foundation: To Inspire Collaboration and Generosity in Order to Promote Educational Opportunities, to Maintain the Area’s History and to Improve the Natural Environment. As you may know, we are a non-profit charitable organization with six charitable purposes affiliated with the LIC, a non-profit social welfare organization. If you want to know more, please visit our web site:


If you have any interest in joining us, please send a resume and brief explanation of why you are interested to or contact a Board member directly.

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