Gala In The Garden 2011

Dear Sabrina,
We want to thank you for all you did for the Gala, once again, and for being such a pleasure to work with.
Your list of tasks is long, and you handle everything so calmly. Thank you for all the many floor plans you created, always willingly adjusting as our plans changed. We appreciate you fielding all the many questions and requests during setup.
We missed you the day of the Gala [I worked at a wedding], but we are thankful for Adrienne [La Dolce Idea’s on-site coordinator at the event] who did a very fine job. Thank you for introducing her to us.
Thank you for everything!
Jim Ruecker, Gala Chair

It’s a joy to work with you! Thanks so much!
Sherri Johnson, Special Events Coordinator at San Diego Botanic Garden

Your talent to the Gala is so important to its success – Thank you for helping to make the Gala 2011 a great success!
Julian Duval, CEO/President of San Diego Botanic Garden

Yes, all this is true and more! I truly enjoy working with you and am thankful for all that you do!
Tracie Barham, Director of Development t San Diego Botanic Garden

Gala in the Garden 2010

Sabrina with Paul Ecke III

Dear Sabrina,

Thank you for everything you did for the Gala. We are so appreciative of the many hours of planning during the months leading up to the Gala. Thank you for tending to all the details during setup and the actual event.

We couldn’t have done it without you!

Thank you for your support of the Garden,

Sherri Johnson (Special Events Coordinator, San Diego Botanic Garden)

Photo credit: Patrick Bellgardt.

Read about the event HERE.


Gala In The Gardens 2009


Thank you for your tireless efforts in making our Gala a wonderful success.

I so enjoyed working with you – talk about grace and positive energy – you were it!
Can’t wait to celebrate a bit on the 7th – See you then.



(Cheryl Mergenthaler – Special Events Coordinator, Quail Botanical Gardens)



I would like to thank you for the time and effort that you put in on making it all come together. I have had numerous comments on how smoothly the evening went. Your attention to detail in planning and scheduling every aspect of the event gave me a great comfort factor.

I greatly appreciate you taking charge of the evening : it made a difference.

Thanks again for making your part successfully happen.


(Jim Ruecker – Chair, Gala in the Gardens 2009)

Read about the event HERE.