Children in foster care wish on a star to belong in a loving and permanent family. For nearly 134 years, Five Acres has committed to ensuring that every child’s wish to have a loving, permanent family of their own be fulfilled.
Co-chairing the Five Acres annual gala are Trish Gonzales and Nicole Rasic, who have been longtime supporters and part of our Five Acres family. Inspired by brilliant stars, wishes, and dreams, guests will experience the love and support for over 30,000 children in the Los Angeles County foster care system wishing to be part of permanent families. The festivities will take place outdoors at a private estate, where guests will drink champagne poolside, taking in the views of the Arroyo and dine under the stars on a luxurious lawn. Guests will enjoy an evening with gourmet food, cocktails, an auction, and live entertainment by Past Action Heroes, an 80s and 90s cover band.
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Please call Brandon Ito, Associate Development Director, at 626.798.6793 ext. 2250 for credit card payment of sponsorships above $10,001 as PayPal payments are limited to $10,000 per transaction.
Thank you to our sponsors!
Silver Star: Stephen and Chantal Bennett & Dr. Annette Ermshar & Associates, Specialized Psychological Services; Kirsten L. Hansen; Richard A. McDonald, Esq.; Technology Star: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.; Carol Alexis Chen and Winston & Strawn LLP; Celeste and Samuel Liversidge; Blue Star: James Avedikian; East West Bank; LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger; Deka Law Group; Hahn & Hahn; Sue McGuirl and Bob Musselman; Mariann and Tom Nolan; John Palacio & Nicole Rasic; Tucker Ellis, LLP; Union Bank; Pink Star: Mimi and Paul Carter; Gamble Jones Investment Counsel; Trish and Mike Gonzales; David and Laura Quigg; Grace and Ken Russak; Chris and Steve Selak; and White Star: Jay and Meta Berger; Jacob and Genevieve Fakoory; Donald and Taylor Hall; Harrington Group; Johnny Was; Debi and Scott Kroman; Longo Toyota-Longo Lexus; Matt McIntyre and Garrett Collins; Jason and Billie Melillo; Pasadena Tournament of Roses; Julie Rosenthal; and Eisanne and Marcus Tanimoto.
Also, we’d like to thank our underwriters: Helen and Will Webster for Dining Under the Stars; Beth Fishbein Hansen for Green Lawn Reception; Kris Ordaz for Rock Star Entertainment; Anita Yagjian for Champagne at the Pool; Michele Boghossian for Dazzling Desserts; Harrington Group, Carolyn G. Adams, and Avon Studio Transportation for Children’s Canopy of Wishes; Eisanne and Marcus Tanimoto for Super Star Volunteer or Staff Meals; Marisol Barrios Perez, Mission Driven PR, and Zeenat Thiara for Star Goblets; Bob Smith Toyota | Mike and Peter Smith for Twinkle Bars; and Luxury Flush, LLC. Thanks to our media sponsors: Outlook Newspapers and Pasadena Now.
Held during National Foster Care Month and Mental Health Awareness Month in May, all proceeds will advance our mission of promoting safety, well-being, and permanency to more than 7,000 children and families.
Health & Safety Statement
Five Acres and our residence partner will follow all public health guidelines associated with operating an outdoor fundraising gala event. Five Acres will post on the event webpage and send any needed safety measures to all guests prior to the event.
This event is subject to change. Please consider underwriting your support if an in-person event is not possible due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.