Grammy-award winning musician Chris Botti and his top-notch instrumental band performed jazz, pop, rhythm and blues, and a selection of Botti’s hits at the annual President’s Dinner & Concert presented by the CSU Channel Islands Foundation and Rabobank. The concert was held Oct. 13 at the Commemorative Air Force Museum in Camarillo.

“I always look forward to this concert,” said President Erika Beck. “It’s wonderful to see the community come out and support CSUCI while also enjoying an evening of music and the delicious chef-prepared selection of food. The funds raised will provide the University with the flexibility to address its priority needs as it works to give our students a chance to channel their potential and transform their lives.”

President Beck opened the concert with a welcome and the presentation of the Robert J. Lagomarsino Award, which was presented to Russell Galipeau, retired Park Superintendent for the Channel Islands National Park (story on pg. 30).

VIP guests were treated to several delicious chef-attended food stations prepared by CSUCI’s Director of Dining Services and Executive Chef Peter Maher, as well as Chef de Cuisine, Nic Manocchio.

Sponsors for the President’s Dinner & Concert are: Rabobank; Gene Haas Foundation; Sage Publishing; GBL Systems Corporation; Harrison Industries; Union Bank; Ventura Rental Party & Events; Montecito Bank & Trust; Pacific Western Bank; Alexander Buick GMC; Airborne Technologies; Canteen of Coastal California; Elise and Bill Kearney; Esther and Thomas Wachtell; Follett Higher Education Group; Leavens Ranches; Musick Peeler; Ventura County Credit Union; California Resources Corporation; Community Memorial Health System; Julie Kays Design; Douglas B. Kays/Commercial Real Estate Broker; Staples Construction; Aera Energy LLC; Green EconoMe; Mission Linen Supply Inc.; Mill Creek Capital Advisors, LLC; 95.1 KBBY; Darvik Productions; KCLU; Pacific Coast Business Times; and V3. 

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