Family Connections honors supporters including Fiona Ma

Former Assembly speaker Fiona Ma opened at Night of Dreams event to honor three important supporters of Family Connections on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

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Family Connections, a tuition free nonprofit preschool for low-income families, honored three important supporters at their Night of Dreams event at the Sharon Heights Country Club Tuesday, Feb. 26.

More than 200 friends, elected officials, donors and supporters gathered to honor three outstanding partners and to help raise funds for its free preschool and parent education programs.

More than $60,000 was raised thanks to the contributions of event attendees, sponsors and fund-a-need contributors.

The event also provided an opportunity to introduce Young Scholars, an educational and mentoring program. The evening opened with a welcome by former Assembly speaker pro tem Fiona Ma. Brad Lewis, former San Carlos mayor and producer of Pixar’s Oscar-winning film “Ratatouille” served as event emcee.

The honorees were Little Wonders, a play-based, parent participation program serving Bay Area Peninsula families since 1992; the Sequoia District Adult School and Cris Adair, former Family Connections board president. Parent speakers/presenters were Yadira Cardenas, Farrah Johnson, Genaro Solorio and Genaro Solorio Jr.