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Co-Chairwomen Wendy Merriman and Brenda Maraman

Van Wezel Foundation hosts entertaining gala

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Co-Chairwomen Wendy Merriman and Brenda Maraman

Tessa Coutu and Marguerite Andrich

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Tessa Coutu and Marguerite Andrich

Richard and Monica Van Buskirk, president of the Van Wezel Foundation

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Richard and Monica Van Buskirk, president of the Van Wezel Foundation

Tony Becich and Kelli Maldonado

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Tony Becich and Kelli Maldonado

Harry and Patti Kasanow

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Harry and Patti Kasanow

Steve and Shari Ashman

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Steve and Shari Ashman

Co-Chairwoman Wendy and Shaun Merriman

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Co-Chairwoman Wendy and Shaun Merriman

Audrey and Jason Nordmark

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Audrey and Jason Nordmark

Artist Eric Waugh created two live paintings of the performers for the evening, Steve Martin and Martin Short, at the Van Wezel Foundation Gala on Feb. 10.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Artist Eric Waugh created two live paintings of the performers for the evening, Steve Martin and Martin Short, at the Van Wezel Foundation Gala on Feb. 10.

James Kirchschlager and Pattie Geldermann

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

James Kirchschlager and Pattie Geldermann

Ian and Melissa Howard

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Ian and Melissa Howard

Michael Klauber auctioned off two portraits — one of Steve Martin and the other of Martin Short, both performers that evening to the highest bidder, Jaclyn Brunckhorst.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Michael Klauber auctioned off two portraits — one of Steve Martin and the other of Martin Short, both performers that evening to the highest bidder, Jaclyn Brunckhorst.

Jim and Anne White with Nancy and Bill Gacioch

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Jim and Anne White with Nancy and Bill Gacioch

Cindy Henningsen, Rose Gangemi and Cindy Hoos

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Cindy Henningsen, Rose Gangemi and Cindy Hoos

Ali Bahaj, board chairman of the Van Wezel Foundation Board of Trustees, welcomes the crowd to the 16th Annual Van Wezel Foundation Gala at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Feb. 12.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Ali Bahaj, board chairman of the Van Wezel Foundation Board of Trustees, welcomes the crowd to the 16th Annual Van Wezel Foundation Gala at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Feb. 12.

John Mason and Scott George

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

John Mason and Scott George

Monica Van Buskirk, president of the Van Wezel Foundation, with Loretta Luhman and Cathy Hansell

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Monica Van Buskirk, president of the Van Wezel Foundation, with Loretta Luhman and Cathy Hansell

Guests at the 16th Annual Van Wezel Foundation Gala were greeted with a Tito’s vodka ice sculpture at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Feb. 12.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Guests at the 16th Annual Van Wezel Foundation Gala were greeted with a Tito’s vodka ice sculpture at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Feb. 12.

Adam and Jamie Still

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Adam and Jamie Still

Linda and Don Bruns with Charlotte Ryan and Nick Rossi

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Linda and Don Bruns with Charlotte Ryan and Nick Rossi

The 16th Annual Van Wezel Foundation Gala was held at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Feb. 12.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

The 16th Annual Van Wezel Foundation Gala was held at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Feb. 12.

Megan and Zachary Blaugh

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Megan and Zachary Blaugh

Jennifer Addison and Robert Jones

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Jennifer Addison and Robert Jones

Bunny Skirboll, Faith Goldman and Hannah Weinberg

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Bunny Skirboll, Faith Goldman and Hannah Weinberg

Tom and Linda Doan with Diana and Matt Buchanan

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Tom and Linda Doan with Diana and Matt Buchanan

Cathy Kobren, Peter Fink, Eric Kobren and Joan Fink

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Cathy Kobren, Peter Fink, Eric Kobren and Joan Fink

The 16th Annual Van Wezel Foundation Gala was held at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Feb. 12.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

The 16th Annual Van Wezel Foundation Gala was held at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Feb. 12.

Melissa and Greg Wells

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Melissa and Greg Wells

Gloria and Ali Bahaj, board chairman of the Van Wezel Foundation Board of Trustees, Executive Director Mary Bensel and Tom and Bev Porter

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Gloria and Ali Bahaj, board chairman of the Van Wezel Foundation Board of Trustees, Executive Director Mary Bensel and Tom and Bev Porter

Molly Russo and Silvanna Medina

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Molly Russo and Silvanna Medina

Susan Dupree and Sandy Levesque

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Susan Dupree and Sandy Levesque

Eric Waugh, winner of his paintings Jaclyn Brunckhorst and Monica Van Buskirk, president of the Van Wezel Foundation

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Eric Waugh, winner of his paintings Jaclyn Brunckhorst and Monica Van Buskirk, president of the Van Wezel Foundation

Karl and Ricky Newkirk

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Karl and Ricky Newkirk

Jenny and Claude Conley

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Jenny and Claude Conley

Sarah Karon and Melanie Natarajan

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Sarah Karon and Melanie Natarajan

The 16th Annual Van Wezel Foundation Gala was held at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Feb. 12.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

The 16th Annual Van Wezel Foundation Gala was held at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Feb. 12.

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Jeff and Kimberly Brown

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Jeff and Kimberly Brown

Saran Stern and Ann Logan

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Saran Stern and Ann Logan

Tom Koski and Larry Thompson

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Tom Koski and Larry Thompson

Teri Hansen and Ric Gregoria

Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 |

Teri Hansen and Ric Gregoria

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