Collabria Care’s 12th annual benefit gala, Starlight Supper Club, was held at The Napa Valley Reserve on September 7, 2018. Honorary Chairs Bob and Maria Torres and Tony and Leigh Anne Torres perfectly embodied the magnanimous tradition of generous community support established by the family matriarch.

“Our mother, Vera Trinchero Torres, modeled community involvement and giving,” said Tony Torres. “She began supporting this organization in 1988, serving as the gala Honorary Chair in 2009. We are proud to carry on her legacy by supporting valuable nonprofit organizations throughout our community with Collabria Care being one of the most essential.”

“Our family feels privileged to serve as Honorary Chairs for this year’s gala. By caring for patients and families at a most vulnerable time of their lives, those who do the daily work of Collabria Care seem to wrap their arms around the whole community,” said Bob Torres. “We grew up in this community and have seen first-hand the value of this good work.”

The evening’s festivities included a live auction with a fabulous selection of collectable wines, vacations, and unique experiences. Notable lots included a tribute to Koerner Rombauer, which drew together his duel passions of wine and aviation, and a magnificent Mediterranean cruise. A silent auction featured a great selection of fine wines, artwork and dining opportunities.

The annual benefit gala is the single largest fundraising event the nonprofit agency holds. This year, under the direction of Gala Chairs Marilyn Asmuth and Martha Dameron, along with their tireless committee, the gala raised more than $720,000 to support its programs for those with serious illness including Alzheimer’s disease, and end-of-life care.

“We are so appreciative to have the loving support of our truly generous community here in the Napa Valley,” said Linda Gibson, Collabria Care President & CEO. “The money raised from this event allows us to continue to provide critical services to our community, during periods of life that are both vulnerable and sacred. We are ever grateful for the support.”

Collabria Care’s next gala will be held on September 6, 2019.