Five Acres hosted an annual Legacy Luncheon which brought together friends and supporters to celebrate the Auxiliary’s 50th Anniversary.
Five Acres invited a special group of supporters and members of the Legacy Society to enjoy an afternoon at Annandale Country Club on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Guests were treated to stories from Five Acres including long time supporter and former board chair Christine Davis, Five Acres alumnus (and current employee) Tony Corley; who shared his gratitude for Five Acres and insight into the work he does at Solitas (Boys) Group Home. Welcome remarks were offered by Legacy Society member Hugh Helm and the luncheon included a presentation by CEO Chanel Boutakidis highlighting the 2015 Permanency Campaign and featuring the new, “Meet Girl 5A” video. Closing remarks by Chief Advancement Officer, Jennifer Berger included a special toast to the Auxiliary’s 50th anniversary.
Formerly known as the San Marino Area Auxiliary of Five Acres, the Auxiliary was originally established in 1965 to initiate and financially support the tutorial program at Five Acres. Since that time, the Auxiliary has directly impacted the children and families of Five Acres through various volunteer projects and fundraising efforts, including support for the Five Acres Group Home, Solita, the Annual Benefit Gala, holiday and dinner events such as making custom Easter baskets, shopping for holiday gifts and being “Christmas Angels for the boys.