Marconi Auto Museum Rolls Out Red Carpet For Caterina’s Club (500 Guests Expected To Attend Gala September 15 in Tustin)

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(500 Guests Expected To Attend Gala September 15 in Tustin)

Sir Bruno Serato, founder of the nonprofit named after his mother, Caterina’s Club, has announced details for the 14th annual Red Carpet Gala Fundraiser to be held at Marconi Automotive Museum (1302 Industrial Drive, Tustin) on Sunday, September 15.   The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction followed by a 6 p.m. sit-down dinner where guests will dine alongside some of the world’s most expensive cars.  A night of live entertainment including a Beatles cover band and dancing will round out the festivities.

“This year’s gala fundraiser, chaired by Rod Alan Baker and Robert Freeman, will be our best,” said Serato.  “Again, our friends at the Marconi Automotive Museum have so graciously invited us to their incredible venue, we have an amazing line-up of entertainment scheduled and the dinner will be spectacular.”

Among this year’s honorees being recognized not only for their support of Caterina’s Club but for their long history of charitable giving:

  • David & Cinzia Pryor
  • Mary Moore
  • Jim & Kathy Antonowitsch
  • Wylie & Bette Aitken

Tickets are $325 each and tables accommodating 10 are available for $3,250.  Among the sponsors of the evening are Southern California’s highest rated talk radio station, KFI-AM 640, and some of their personalities are expected to attend.  Other sponsors include Smart & Final, Anaheim White House restaurant, Barilla, First American, and KPC Health.

Caterina’s Club serves 5,000 pasta dinners each night in 90 locations in Orange and LA counties with more 3 million meals served.  Serato’s influence has extended far beyond the local area to include Chicago, New York, Texas, Mexico and Italy.  His nonprofit also helps families escape living in drug filled, crime-ridden motels and into safer, cleaner and more permanent housing and his Hospitality Program seeks to divert at-risk high school students by introducing them to opportunities in the food, hospitality and service industries.

For his humanitarian work, Serato has earned international publicity including profiles in People Magazine, CBS, NBC, CNN as well as newspapers and magazines the world over. Among his many honors: CNN Hero, knighted by the Italian government, knighted by the House of Savoy, Ellis Island Medal of Honor, papal blessing from Pope Francis, humanitarian award on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, and numerous proclamations, Man of the Year awards and other forms of recognition — all of which he accepts to generate public awareness of the needs of our most vulnerable population – our children.  For more information, visit

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