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The Sweet Taste of Success

The Sweet Taste of Success

Last week, on Friday February 5, we held our first virtual event which tied into Valentine’s Day. We partnered with Timothy Adams and Zola Palo Alto for chocolate and an optional wine tasting. Most participants opted for the wine pairing. The event raised over $10,000 that support programs of the San Mateo County Libraries.

A Passion for Chocolate

Tanya Beat from the Foundation’s Board and Impact Committee melted our hearts by introducing the Foundation. She showcased the successful programs of the Foundation and the San Mateo County Libraries. Timothy Woods and Adams Holland from Timothy Adams stole the evening through their knowledge and passion of chocolate as the tasting began. The two shared that they are dedicated to hand making chocolates from responsibily sourced coco beans. Then, they explained the ranges of chocolate.  From 85% coco bean chocolate that was bitter to the creamy silky tastes of milk and white chocolate. Guillaume Bienaime from Zola Palo Alto bit into the pair’s playful tasting by joining in to explain what wine works best with the various types of chocolate.

Melting Our Hearts

A big thank you to those who attended and donated. A special thank you for Boston Private Bank and Trust who also made a generous donation to support the event. The raffle was won by a lucky Pacifica resident who took home a 48 piece gift box. Thank you to the Impact Committee for all their hard work making this event successful. Thank you to San Mateo County Libraries staff who crafted these chocolate themed book and movie recommendations. We look forward to more engaging events in future! If you are interested in joining the impact committee as a volunteer, please contact us at info@investinsmcl.org to learn more.

It was bittersweet to wrap up the event.  We are still accepting donations to secure funds for programs for the San Mateo County Libraries in the future. To donate please visit: www.givebutter.com/virtualvalentine

 

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