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*Connie Sangiacomo
*Connie SangiacomoSummary: Connie Sangiacomo was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. She attended Mater Dei Catholic High School in Santa Ana, California and continued her studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder graduating with a BA in English. After her college career, Connie moved back to Southern California and began her career working in Los Angeles as a Casting Associate for feature films. She spent the next six years working for various Corporations including Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers and directors/producers such as Anthony Minghella and Jerry Bruckheimer. After moving to Sonoma in 2002 she shifted focus and began work as a corporate sales manager for Villagio Inn & Spa and Vintage Inn located in Yountville. Working there for four years Connie received Villagio and Vintage Inn’s Exceptional Leadership Award in 2005. It was also in 2002 when Connie developed a passion for charity work. For several years, she worked closely with committee members to organize the first annual Fertile Hope Gala. Fertile Hope is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility. Today this organization is a part of the Lance Armstrong foundation known as Livestrong Fertility. Connie’s charitable work continued with Queen of the Valley Hospital Foundation, Saint Francis Solano Church and School and most notably, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley. The Sweetheart Gala & Auction is the largest annual event for Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley and critical funds are raised at this Event to support their operating budget. Connie worked for 8 years on the committee assisting in the planning of this Event in various capacities. She co-chaired the Event for 3 years working to build momentum around the Event and increasing the event revenue through tickets sales and sponsorships. Connie lives in Sonoma with her husband Steve Sangiacomo and her boys Drew (11) and Sam (9).