Valentine’s Day is special for the Oakmont Community Foundation because that’s when we host our annual Hearts and Flowers Dinner for our most generous contributors. As usual, Ca’ Bianca provided delicious food and a beautiful setting for this eagerly-awaited event.
Among the guests were some who were old friends and have have been with us from the beginning and some whom we welcomed as new to our circle. It was a lively evening, with lots of laughter and animated conversation around the hearts, flowers and “diamonds” which decorated the tables.
President Paul Heidenriech was able to tell the group that, since the Foundation began nearly eleven years ago with an investment of $2500 from the first five Directors, we have since been able to contribute over a quarter of a million dollars to groups in Oakmont which enrich our community.
We think that’s a good start and hope that we will continue to grow and live up to our motto “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”. We would’t be able to make that dream come true without the wonderful donors who support us so generously. They truly are our Valentines.