On Monday, October 3rd, Xenophon was fortunate to be able to participate, yet again, in Gianni’s Italian Bistro’s “Tips For Change” fundraiser. Gianni’s, which is normally closed on Mondays, opens its restaurant to local non-profits. We provide the wait staff and invite the guests, then we keep all the tips and Gianni’s donates 10% of the food sales. The restaurant was bubbling and we packed the house with friends and families of Xenophon. While we can vouch that the food was fantastic, many joked that the wait staff should keep their day jobs. Our amazing servers, Mark Caron (Board Member), Danielle Coburn (Program Director), Leslie DeBoer (Board Member), Jean Johnstone (Board Member), Mari Parino (Executive Director), Christine Raddeck (Barn Manager), Steve Siljestrom (Board Member), and Ron Wichmann (Volunteer) did an excellent job of stepping out of their usual role into that of waiter. They must have seen to their guests every need, as we raised over $3,200.00!
A huge thank you goes to our servers, our guests, and of course, Melanie and Gianni Bertoletti for this wonderful opportunity. If you missed the fundraiser, please go try the restaurant and support Melanie and Gianni in their commitment to help local non-profits.
Gianni’s Italian Bistro, 2065 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 94583 (925)820-6969