If you’ve tried to enter the new Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch shopping center in Carmel Valley weekdays at 3 p.m., you have no doubt witnessed the sea of teens descending upon the stores. Not only is it their place to socialize, it has become an extension of their school. With Canyon Crest Academy right across the street, these young adults have an easy stroll into the mall to fulfill their afternoon craving for a latte, an ice cream sandwich or sushi. Many CCA students have expressed that the plaza is as much a part of their everyday life as is the school itself.
It’s no surprise some of the establishments recognize CCA families as a vital piece to their success. With Rendezvous in Paris, Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s Annual Gala on Feb. 25, a few of the center’s shops and restaurants have generously donated auction items. And one establishment in particular has partnered with the CCA Foundation to make sure CCA’s premier event is a huge success!
Dolce at the Highlands has very generously agreed to donate the VIP After-Party, featuring a meet and greet with Tony-nominated performer Susan Egan immediately following the dinner and show on the Canyon Crest Academy campus. In speaking with Steve Flowers, manager at Dolce, he shared, “It’s important for us at Dolce to be part of the gala. We recognize we are all a part of the same community and know that CCA’s success is our success, too.”
Not only will Dolce at the Highlands be hosting the VIP After-Party and the meet and greet after the gala on Feb. 25, they will also host several CCA Tuesday Night Dinners this month. When you dine-in at Dolce on Tuesday nights in January, please mention you heard they were donating 15 percent of the bill to CCA. Dolce wants our Carmel Valley community to know they are excited to be part of the high school experience and want to become the community’s go-to restaurant for fabulous cuisine. Dolce sources only local and fresh foods and they have an extensive relationship with Chino Farms in Rancho Santa Fe – so you know your entree will be fresh and delicious. And, if you haven’t already tried their wood-fired oven pizzas, you must!
This year’s CCA Gala - Rendezvous in Paris featuring Susan Egan – will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25. The event begins at CCA at 5 p.m. with dinner and a live auction. Showtime is 7 p.m. and the VIP After-Party follows immediately after the show for dessert and champagne with Susan Egan at Dolce.
Tickets, in addition to more information, are available at ccagala.com.
The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization providing opportunities in academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. The mission of the CCA Foundation is to enrich the experience of every student, every day. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue its support of these programs. You can donate online at www.canyoncrestfoundation.org.