Sunset Moonlight & Music Raises $70,000 For Supply Zone For Teachers
By Space Coast Daily // April 25, 2015
PHILANTHROPY & STYLE
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Ambika and Ravi Palaniyandi graciously opened their oceanfront estate recently to host the Sunset Moonlight & Music fundraiser to help our most vulnerable children and provide the school supplies they need to help them achieve at the highest level possible.
The fun began the moment guests stepped off the wonderful shuttles provided by Mercedes Benz-Porsche-Audi of Melbourne. Those who braved the threatening skies and kicked off their shoes delighted in a Sunset Happy Hour on the beach.
“Thank you so much for supporting the Sunset Moonlight & Music fundraising event benefiting the Supply Zone for Teachers, which was held last week at the spectacular home of our hosts, Ambika and Ravi Palaniyandi,” said Janice Kershaw of the Brevard Schools Foundation.
“This event would not have been as successful without your participation. Because of you, we raised $70,000! That is enough to serve approximately six elementary schools, 3,500 students or make 280 shopping trips.”
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Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed entertainment by magicians from Magic Dove Magic Shop, Mimes from Rockledge High, Psychic Readings by Ellen Doreen, caricatures by Todd Reed, as well as a delicious assortment of foods by Bayside High’s Culinary Arts Program and A Taste of India, along with music by the Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr Steel Drums, Westshore Jr/Sr String Quartet, and the Dewey Dodd Jazz Trio.
Guests bid for an array of hotel packages and a beautiful diamond pendant from Wesche Jewelers.
Teachers Jessica Marsden and Kristen Marotta inspired guests with their descriptions of the struggles faced by many students and teachers, which are made easier because of the support they receive from the Supply Zone.
“The Palaniyandis surprised all with a $25,000 gift made in honor of Ravi’s father’s 100th birthday and invited everyone to join in generously supporting the Supply Zone,” said Kershaw.
“What a fantastic night in support of education.”
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