Bounty in the Box

The public can support the Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation by purchasing boxes of goodies as part of the Bounty in a Box fundraiser.

Bounty on the Boulevard, the Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation’s annual fundraising event has been redesigned in keeping with Sacramento County’s latest COVID safety guidelines.

The foundation is proud to announce that Bounty in a Box is coming Saturday, June 5!

For this fundraiser, supporters first preorder a box of goodies online and they then pick up their purchases at Elk Grove’s SES Hall on June 5 in a drive-thru fashion.

Various delectable goodies have been packaged into bountiful boxes. Each box is $150 and designed for a memorable night to be enjoyed. It contains a collection of sweet and savory delights; a $50 restaurant gift certificate, two bottles of wine from Sheldon Wine, dessert from Above and Beyond Cakes, charcuterie items from Raley’s/Bel Air, and a few other surprises.

The restaurant certificate can be used for Boulevard Bistro, Brick House Restaurant & Catering, Mikuni, Palermo Ristorante Italiano, Sheldon Inn & Bar, Todo un Poco Bistro, or Umai Bar & Grill.

To purchase a box, the public is encouraged to visit the foundation’s website, www.ElkGroveRSF.org, in order to complete a registration form and make a purchase (or three). The event supports the foundation in covering the costs associated with awarding student scholarships.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available, with multiple investment levels offered to suite different contribution capabilities.

Readers can help the foundation by sharing news about this upcoming event as well as other donation opportunities available on the organization’s website year round.

In the face of increasing challenges, not the least of which is the rising costs of education, the foundation remains committed to offering a lifeline to local high school graduates in their pursuit of college goals.   

Guided by a philosophy of intergenerational support, the foundation’s president, Patrick Hume is a firm believer in the proverb: “A society grows when old men plant trees in whose shade they shall never sit.”

Becky Davis, Chair of the Scholarship Committee agrees and recognizes that “as a community, it’s our responsibility we make sure we put our students on the road to success.”

Last year, more than 1,000 high school seniors submitted applications and shared stories of financial hardships, personal and family challenges, with the common goal of overcoming obstacles in pursuit of their dreams. In the end, 163 talented graduates were awarded scholarships worth over $263,000. All thanks to local community members who invested their time and money to help bridge the dream for these youngsters.

The Elk Grove Regional Scholarship Foundation’s Fundraising Committee wishes to thank Sheldon Wine Shop, Raley’s Bel Air Markets - Elk Grove, Above & Beyond Cakes, and Gilly’s Car Wash.

On June 6, the foundation will hold an online event for the Friends of the Foundation. There will be a Zoom showcase on the foundation’s website from 5-7 p.m. Hume will share a little background on the foundation.  

Get a head start on the fundraiser’s online auction that starts on Saturday, May 29 and ends on Monday, June 7.

For more information on that auction and the foundation, visit www.ElkGroveRSF.org.