BIG THANK YOU to CAF SPONSORS and VOLUNTEERS and ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED THEIR TIME, TALENTS AND LOVE TO OUR UNIQUE EVENT! It is with your help we are able to again donate to our YOUTH GROUPS AND MUSICIANS WHO LOST INSTRUMENTS IN 2017 FIRES!
The CAF is grateful for these groups who provide the festival with the people power to keep the festival running smoothly.
Their duties range from set up to clean up, security, staffing the gates,
organizing the raffle, handling money for beer and wine sales running the PARKING LOT SHUTTLE, etc.
2018 DONATIONS $24,600
Cotati/Rohnert Park Education Foundation
$5,000 DONATION 2018
Pictured: Dan and Vera Blanquie (Dan’s the new President of Ed Foundation), Linda Conner & Scott Goree
Cotati/Rohnert Park Co-Op Nursery
$5,000 DONATION 2017
Pictured are Richie, Charlie, and Lisa Benz along with Ed Gilardi, Scott Goree, and Co-Op Director Sheri Clem. Charlie and Richie Benz were students at Co-op Nursery.
Boy Scout Troop #4
$3,000 DONATION 2017
This year the Boy Scout Troup #4 was able to send their scouts to camp and to buy tents and other equipment. They and their leaders work hard the weekend of the festival doing set-up and break-down as well as keeping the park clean. They are also responsible for first aid. They do a great job!
Penngrove 6th Grade Outdoor Ed
$4,500 DONATION 2017
Pictured: Penngrove sixth-graders who participated in 2018 raffle sales. Allowed 13 kids to go to camp.
Thomas Page Elementary School
$5,000 DONATION 2017
Pictured: A few Thomas Page students who helped at the festival. CAF donation pays for all of their assemblies and the music program.
For the “Out of the Fire” Benefit through
Sonoma County Peace & Justice Center
All proceeds go to Sonoma County Musicians who have lost all in the Fires of 2017
Cotati Accordion Festival Student Stage Scholarships
Congratulations to our 2018 winners:
Derek Yuan – $300
Nicholas Plasichuk – $200
Siyuan Liu Donnelly – $300
Yifan Tong – $300
And a special thank you to Sheri Mignano-Crawford for her vision and work along with all those who donated to encourage the up-and-coming accordion stars.