2017 Gala

2017 Annual Fundraising Gala


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Review: 2016 Annual Fundraising Gala

The Secret Garden — A Night of Elegance and Enchantment


Community Center Shanghai’s Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Park Hyatt Shanghai in Jin Mao Tower was a success! Over 200 guests attended the sold out Secret Garden Gala that featured silent and live auctions, dinner, and dancing.

Community Center Shanghai’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Tess Robinson, and Executive Director, Zhen Zeng-Liao, welcomed and thanked guests, partners, and sponsors for their support of the organization that has served the international community since 1998.


Emcee Anthony Reich kept the night flowing, especially during the spirited live auction. Later in the evening, one couple from each table was invited to join the Best Floral King and Queen contest, with the winning couple very appropriately dressed (tree and flower fairy) for the Secret Garden theme. The night ended with DJ Naz spinning beats for the dance floor.

The annual gala is Community Center Shanghai’s (CCS) largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the gala support the organization’s mission to connect, support, and enable internationals in Shanghai.

In addition to guests, partners, and sponsors, Community Center Shanghai extends our deep thanks to the volunteer planning committee, volunteer photographers, and volunteer students from Concordia International School Shanghai and Shanghai American School for their time and dedication in preparation for the event.

We look forward to seeing you at next year’s gala!