Yachtley Crew Headlines Carlsbad’s Largest School District Fundraiser

Apr 22, 2024 | Events, News

Carlsbad, California — The Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) is proud to present its third annual Gala to Benefit Students on May 18, 2024.

The evening’s highlight will be the much-anticipated performance by Yachtley Crew, acclaimed as ‘The Titans of Soft Rock’ and the nation’s leading yacht rock band. This seven-piece ensemble will be festively attired in nautical-themed suits and captain’s hats, delighting attendees with chart-topping hits from the late ‘70s to the early ‘80s, including classics such as Toto’s “Africa,” Looking Glass’ “Brandy,” and Rupert Holmes’ “Escape (The Piña Colada Song).”

The gala, hosted at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa, will bring together community members, philanthropists, and education supporters. A welcome reception, dinner and drinks, silent and live auction are also part of the evening’s entertainment. Previous events have achieved fundraising success, generating over $300,000.

“We are thrilled to host our third annual Gala to Benefit Students and welcome the epic Yachtley Crew to our event,” said Carlsbad Educational Foundation CEO Laura Pitts. “It’s imperative that we continue to raise funds to support the educational endeavors of our students, providing them with invaluable opportunities to excel and thrive. Together, we are making a significant difference in the lives of our students and the future of our community.”

Funds raised will directly support more than 40 programs in music, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math), and educational innovation both inside and outside the classroom. These initiatives have a profound impact on the lives of over 11,000 Carlsbad students in grades K-12, empowering them to realize their full potential and pursue their dreams.

Tickets and tables are still available to purchase. Visit https://carlsbaded.org/gala/.

The Carlsbad Educational Foundation extends its deepest gratitude to all sponsors, donors, and attendees who contributed to making the Gala to Benefit Students a resounding success. Gafcon and C.W. Driver are this year’s co-presenting sponsors. Together, every supporter demonstrates an unwavering commitment to education and the betterment of the Carlsbad community.