The first ever Anderson Ranch Un-Gala was a huge success! Our guests tuned in for the event from the comfort of their own homes to enjoy a cocktail-making lesson with Jonathan Pullis of 7908, a toast from Catherine Opie, cameo appearances from Jerry Saltz and Simone Leigh, a live auction and scholarship paddle raise and music from DJ Kebi. You made this special evening a wonderful success and helped us raise more than $500,000 to support Anderson Ranch’s educational programs!
Guests received their Un-Gala boxes full of surprises to enjoy throughout the evening including ingredients to make their own specialty cocktails, a custom Anderson Ranch puzzle, art making supplies and more. Our table supporters received a beautiful pearl necklace donated by Lugano Diamonds, Lingua Franca blankets and a unique Exquisite Corpse drawing by some of our favorite Ranch artists!
As always, a big thank you goes to our Board of Trustees for their guidance and inspired thinking and to all of the artists and galleries that participated in the live auction and in the Exquisite Corpse project. To the Christie’s team and auctioneer Lydia Fenet, we are exceptionally grateful for your expertise and support. To our sponsors Lugano Diamonds, Christie’s Auction House, Suerte Tequila and Alpine Bank, we couldn’t have done it without you.
Finally, we would like to thank all of you in the Anderson Ranch family who made this evening possible! We can’t wait to see you next year!