It goes without saying that Steve Bellumori left an inspiring legacy that stretched well beyond his real estate efforts. In light of his recent passing, community members came together on December 2nd to celebrate Steve’s life at Menlo-Atherton District’s “Bells Ring for Bellumori” holiday event. Thanks to the generosity of over 100 donors and sponsors, the event raised $18,500 for Steve’s memorial fund. The proceeds of the silent auction, live auction, and Fund-A-Need will go towards Menlo Atherton High School’s Partnership for Success, a cause close to his heart.
“Steve was a special person – a truly wonderful man. His passing is a huge loss because he gave back to the community in so many ways. Steve was an early Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation Board member and remained committed to the cause of supporting economically challenged students in our community throughout his life,” says Cindy Folker, Executive Director of MAHS Foundation for the Future.
In keeping with his values, The M-A Partnership for Success connects at-risk students with comprehensive services on and off campus. The donations will help fund PFS staff, along with a range of opportunities including: tutoring in the writing and homework centers, 28 workshops and communications for Hispanic families, a 5-week summer Honors Institute for top-performing incoming 9th grade students from the Ravenswood School District, as well as a 5-week summer Compass program for struggling students.
Menlo-Atherton District Chair, Lehua Greenman, thanked the sponsors, Realtors, and friends who made the event such a success – a celebration that truly exemplified holiday spirit, friendship, and giving.
Event Sponsors ~ Donors:
Lake Tahoe Luxury Get-away for 4 @ Squaw Valley Lodge. Includes private cruise on Lake with lunch. ~ Kirk Bailey, Homefolio Media
LaQuinta Dream Get-away for 4 @ Luxurious Rancho LaQuinta Country Club. Inc. golf & tennis package. ~ Lehua Greenman, Coldwell Banker
Full Page in HomefolioMedia ~ Tracie Southerland & OpesAdvisors
J & M Termite ~ Jim Darling
Caffe Carrello ~ Eric Bunje
Almanac Half-Page Ad ~ Neal Fine
Putnam Lexus – Car wash for 1 year ~ Marty Putnam
Tour Factory – Virtual Tour Package ~ Darrell Monda
Ladera Nursery ~ Mercedes & Carlos
Bianchini’s Market ~ Buffy & Kevin Bianchini
Under Armour Sportswear ~ Lehua Greenman, Coldwell Banker, Wdse.
On The Move ~ Maria Quinby
Framed 16×24 Photograph of first game at Levi Stadium ~ Ron & Dennis Pantano
Dean Designs Chimney Inspection ~ Gary & Judy Dean
Wine Box 4 Bottles, Woodside Vineyards ~ Kathy Hearn, Davis & Amaral Mortgage
AutoVino Dinner Party For 20 Guests ~ Kathy Hearn, Davis & Amaral Mortgage
Left Bank Brasserie Gift Card
Amici’s Gift Card
Two Sharks Tickets Choice of dates ~ Larry Tringali
Trio of Orin Swiss Wine ~ Erika Demma, Coldwell Banker, Wdse.
CheckPoint Home Inspections ~ Bryan Byrne