Capistrano Unified’s new Mandarin program makes $59K in fundraiser

Wow. Parents net $59,000 for their school’s Mandarin program. Money will be spent on classroom aids. Think of the possibilities Utah.

Mandarin Immersion Parents Council

  • By MORGAN McLAUGHLIN / FOR THE REGISTER

Dice flew and chips piled up as guests in traditional 旗袍 Chinese brocade dresses and shirts whooped it up at the 2nd annual Friends of MIP (Mandarin Immersion Program) Chinese New Year Fundraiser Celebration. The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana turned casino for one night, and supporters of the Capistrano Unified School District’s MIP, a two-year-old program at Marian Bergeson Elementary, netted $59,000 by playing craps and blackjack and bidding on an array of live and silent auction items.

Patina Group served a three-course dinner, and guests participated in a heads and tails game. The festivities supported an important cause, said Audrey Shaw of Laguna Niguel, vice president of the Friends of MIP advisory board.

Article Tab: Tables awaited guests at the Friends of the Mandarin Immersion Program 's Chinese New Year gala at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.
Tables awaited guests at the Friends of the Mandarin Immersion Program ‘s Chinese New Year gala at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.
MORGAN MCLAUGHLIN, FOR THE REGISTER

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