Honorees at the event included Rich Webster of the Helen and Will Webster Foundation, Engaging the Senses Foundation, Dr. Doug and Jane Krech of the Tsutayo Ichioka and Satsuki Ichioka Charitable Foundation, Jennifer Dunne, Kelley Bannon Lashley, Don Bishop and Laura and Jason Berns of The Berns Team.
In addition, Andrew Crowell, Kirsten Hansen, Shoshana Puccia and Grace Russak all joined the board, bringing an expansive range of experience including backgrounds in wealth management, legal affairs and marketing.
Five Acres thanked departing board members Casey Adams, Don Bishop and Marie Claire Moulet for their stalwart support of kids in need of permanent families. Members of the board executive committee also formally entered into their roles with Christianne Kerns in her final year as board chair; Rustin Mork as board secretary; Nicole Rodger as vice chair finance/investment, Kelley Bannon Lashley as vice chair advancement, Sue McGuirl as vice chair nominating, John Reith as vice chair audit, Don Boline as vice chair administration and Chris Selak as member at large.
Last year, the event celebrated the first official “Five Acres Day,” a proclamation by L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger recognizing March 12 as Five Acres Day across all Los Angeles. Five Acres has enjoyed 131 years of uninterrupted service since its origins as an orphanage in downtown LA and continues to serve more than 9,700 children and families today.
About Five Acres
Five Acres is a child and family service agency ensuring every child has a safe, healthy and permanent family solution through advocacy, prevention and evidence-based services. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers programs including mental health services, intensive residential care, foster care and adoption. Currently, Five Acres serves approximately 9,700 children and their families across five counties in Los Angeles. Visit 5acres.org for more information.