Gorditas in the Garden

A Sante Fe fabulous Mission Olé raises big bucks for Trinity River Mission

A Sante Fe fab Mission Olé raises big bucks for Trinity River Mission

Debra Nelson, Renee Rouleau, Holly Davis, Shay Geyer
Debra Nelson, Renee Rouleau, Holly Davis, Shay Geyer Photo by Dana Driensky
Mission Olé co-chairs Cary Deuber, Maggie Kipp, Angela Choquette
Cary Deuber, Maggie Kipp, Angela Choquette Photo by Dana Driensky
Hosts Steve and Anne Stodghill
Steve Stodghill, Anne Stodghill Photo by Dana Driensky
Phyllis Comu, Janet Frescuez, Aneeta Sule
Phyllis Comu, Janet Frescuez, Aneeta Sule Photo by Dana Driensky
Jill Smith, Mimi Van der Straaten
Jill Smith, Mimi Van der Straaten Photo by Dana Driensky
Terry and Cindy Syler
Terry Syler, Cindy Syler Photo by Dana Driensky
Radney Foster, singer/songwriter and Mission Olé entertainment
Radney Foster Photo by Dana Driensky
Christina and Allen White, Leigh Bailey and Vinny Carrizales
Christina White, Allen White, Leigh Bailey, Vinny Carrizales Photo by Dana Driensky
Doug and Angela Nash
Doug Nash, Angela Nash Photo by Dana Driensky
Annette and Jim Browner
Annette Browner, Jim Browner Photo by Dana Driensky
Caonha Dillon, Jennifer Chreitzberg, Heather Hines, Bryanna Roop
Caonha Dillon, Jennifer Chreitzberg, Heather Hines, Bryanna Roop Photo by Dana Driensky
Jeff and Kate Hoedebeck
Jeff Hoedebeck, Kate Hoedebeck Photo by Dana Driensky
John Marston and Billie Leigh Rippey
John Marston, Billie Leigh Rippey Photo by Dana Driensky
Debra Nelson, Renee Rouleau, Holly Davis, Shay Geyer
Mission Olé co-chairs Cary Deuber, Maggie Kipp, Angela Choquette
Hosts Steve and Anne Stodghill
Phyllis Comu, Janet Frescuez, Aneeta Sule
Jill Smith, Mimi Van der Straaten
Terry and Cindy Syler
Radney Foster, singer/songwriter and Mission Olé entertainment
Christina and Allen White, Leigh Bailey and Vinny Carrizales
Doug and Angela Nash
Annette and Jim Browner
Caonha Dillon, Jennifer Chreitzberg, Heather Hines, Bryanna Roop
Jeff and Kate Hoedebeck
John Marston and Billie Leigh Rippey

Hundreds of philanthropists dressed in their Southwestern finest gathered for the seventh annual Mission Olé fundraiser held at the home of Anne and Steve Stodghill. The benefit funds important programs at Trinity River Mission such as the Believe and Achieve Program, Tutor Power Hour, Kids Cafe, and Reading Buddies.

Fueled by Santa Fe Sunset cocktails courtesy of Tito’s Vodka and Wendy Krispin’s housemade gorditas, supporters bid high in the live auction, which was filled with swoon-worthy items like the Santa Fe package, complete with a two-night stay for two at the historic La Fonda, airfare from American Airlines, a gift card to Michael Kors, a custom necklace by designer Shona, and a Navajo-style stamped silver box with turquoise from Antèks

But the hottest item, which was sold twice to two lucky bidders, was a trip for two to Banff Springs, Canada, courtesy of Laurie Sands Harrison, including a three-night stay at The Fairmont Banff Springs, airfare on American Airlines and a $400 gift card to Michael Kors.

Radney Foster provided a live acoustic set as guests — including Debbie Ryan, Robert Brackbill, Caroline Rose HuntAnnette and Jim Browner, Angela and Doug Nash, Debra Nelson, Renee Rouleau, Holly Davis, Shay Geyer, Greg Kelminson, and Beverly Rice — nibbled on a selection of decadent desserts.

And as if this outdoor affair weren’t fabulous enough, co chairs Angela Choquette, Cary Deuber and Maggie Kipp announced that more than $143,000 was raised for the Trinity River Mission.