Valle Monte League’s annual Christmas Tree Elegance fundraiser for mental health services reached new heights of success on December 1st at Villa Ragusa. The event, themed “Joyeux Noël – A French Christmas,” transported guests to the enchanting ambiance of France, creating an unforgettable experience for all who attended.

The fundraiser saw an impressive turnout, with 531 guests enjoying the Brunch and 284 guests attending the Soirée. Beverly Zeiss of Red Haute Creative and the production team orchestrated a stunning fashion show, featuring designer Vasily Vein’s exquisite one-of-a-kind gowns, captivating the audience with their elegance.

The Silent Auction boasted a plethora of enticing offerings, including a Champagne Wall at the Brunch and a Whiskey Wall at the Soirée, along with other delightful surprises. Auctioneer Frank Sunseri injected excitement into the proceedings with his witty banter, leading the Live Auction and the Fund A Need segments with flair.

The highlight of the event was undoubtedly the meticulously decorated trees, crafted by dedicated teams and talented designers. These stunning creations, along with a plethora of amazing gifts, left guests in awe of the craftsmanship and creativity on display.

Valle Monte League extends heartfelt gratitude to all those who contributed to the success of the event, including the organizing committee and volunteers who worked tirelessly behind the scenes. Their dedication and hard work ensured that the fundraiser surpassed expectations, with a current net income approaching $300K.