Salute to Military Stars Logo   Annual Fundraiser Aiding Military Families

October 20, 2017

Talega Golf Course

SCMFO is grateful to everyone who attended our fall benefit. Thank you for your generous donations, from tickets through the incredibly successful silent and live auctions. Thank you also to the military families who joined us, especially those who shared their story and helped donors truly understand SCMFO’s mission. And a huge round of applause for the planning committee that made this fun evening a reality.

For pictures of the night, please visit our public Facebook album.

Social Hour & Silent Auction

The party got started with a fabulous silent auction that included more than 30 incredible prizes. Thank you all for bidding generously!

SCMFO Fall Fundraiser Silent Auction


Cheryl Silverstein returned for the second year in a row and serenaded guests in her sultry, smokey style. Tony O'Dell Rogers crooned his way through dinner and led the group in a fun sing and dance along.

Live Auction

SCMFO had our first ever live auction, thanks to the generosity of Murf Electric Bikes. The auction winner was thrilled to visit Murf the next day to select his model and color.

Star Volunteer

In addition to raising funds for and honoring military families, SCMFO honored on of our own. Marian has been on the front lines, helping families, since the early days of organization.

Silent Auction Donors

We are grateful to all our prize donors, listed below, and give a special shout out to Murf Electric Bikes for providing our Live Auction prize!

  • Bill & Kathy Meairs
  • Clark & Carla Lashmett
  • Pediatric Dentistry of San Clemente
  • City of S. C. Municipal Golf Course & Dave Cook’s Golf Shop
  • Talega Golf Club & Signature Grille
  • Mary Jayne Bellamy
  • Surfside Quilters Guild
  • Rainbow Sandals
  • Norman & Judy Franz
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Bill Vasilauskas
  • Louise & Pat Gilliam
  • Steve Sonnenberg
  • Lisa Spinelli
  • Stephanie Zoch
  • Marian Fournier
  • Kathleen Morea
  • L’Hirondelle Restaurant
  • Camino Real Playhouse
  • Daisy Nueva
  • Mary Whitman
  • Arika Romero Ferguson
  • Orchard Hill Country Inn
  • SportClips
  • Katie Lichtig
  • Sherilee Pocino
  • Linda Kopperud
  • San Onofre Surf Company
  • Lois Faist
  • Wendy & Warren Thurn
  • Fay & Marisol Team/Evergreen Realtyv
  • Gina Almgren
  • Sheryl Farrell

Event Partners

SCMFO wants to express our sincerest gratitude to the vendors and partners who helped offset the cost of this evening’s event, so that more of your donations can go directly to military families.

Gold Sponsors

Honored service members joined the evening as guests, thanks to the generosity of St Clement’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church and Daneen Pysz of Bible’s ‘Bad’ Girls.

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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