Gala raises funds for Santa Fe Christian Schools


The annual Santa Fe Christian Schools Auction and Gala was held April 28 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa. This year’s theme was “Welcome Aboard,” and parents were indeed on board, generously donating over $530,000 to the Santa Fund, which provides direct support for SFC’s financial aid program and initiatives to enhance the school.

Attendees had fun bidding on silent auction items via BidPal, electronic hand-held bidding devices. The most popular live auction items were the Patriots’ Fan package, complete with roundtrip airfare and four 50-yard line tickets in the New England Patriots Putnam Club and the Insider’s Tour of Dave Roberts’ Napa Valley winery, Red Stitch Wine.

Gary and Marnelle Helling were honored with SFC’s Faithful Servant Award for their high level of commitment in serving Santa Fe for 13 years. The incredible evening saw a record number of 430 auction guests who enjoyed a night of celebration filled with fellowship, entertainment from comedian Robert G. Lee, and dancing to the tunes of Atomic Grove. Santa Fe Christian Schools is a pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory school located in Solana Beach. For more information, please contact (858) 755-8900 or