Tickets Available for Diamonds & Roses Gala: Five Acres’ 130th Birthday Bash on June 2, 2018


Diamonds & Roses Gala: Five Acres' 130th Birthday Bash Sponsorship Committee

Sponsorship Committee for Diamonds & Roses Gala: Five Acres’ 130th Birthday Bash: Shoshanna Puccia, Millie Khoe, Shannon Miller, Amanda Ma, Nicole Rasic, Matt McIntyre, Kirsten Hansen, Jennifer Berger, Don Boline, Katie McDonald, Renée Chang, Kris Ordaz and Mariann Nolan.


[Altadena, California] May 2, 2018  – Tickets are available for the Diamonds & Roses Gala: Five Acres’ 130th Birthday Bash on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the home of Mariann and Tom Nolan in La Cañada Flintridge. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, gourmet meal with wine, live and silent auction, wine and “bling” opportunities, plus a special after-party performance by ‘80s tribute band Past Action Heroes. Proceeds from the evening will support critical mental and behavioral health programs for families in crisis as well as foster care and adoption for children in need of permanent families.

The event marks Five Acres’ landmark anniversary of 130 years of uninterrupted service to kids and families in Southern California. The Diamonds & Roses Gala sponsorship committee is led by Kirsten Hansen and Matt McIntyre, co-chairs; Tami Gittleman, theme chair; Natalie Bazarevitsch and Don Boline, opportunity co-chairs; and Shoshana Puccia and Kris Ordaz, auction co-chairs.

Guests of the birthday bash will have a chance to win big on unique auction experiences, including seven nights in a private Paris apartment and four suite tickets and VIP parking to see Shania Twain at the Staples Center. A special opportunity drawing will declare several victors the recipient of an exclusive wine and spirits collection, a multi-colored sapphire and ruby necklace from Eric Ruyak, Hespera Designs as well as a Tiffany & Co® diamond necklace generously donated by Pasadena native Sheila Grether-Marion.

George Gray Five Acres Emcee Diamonds & Roses Gala

Television personality George Gray, host of “The Price is Right” to emcee the gala

Television personality George Gray will emcee the gala, bringing his rich entertainment experience to what promises to be a lively affair. Gray has hosted “The Price is Right” since 2011 and is well-known for hosting “The Weakest Link” and “Junkyard Wars,” for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.

Sponsors for Diamonds & Roses Gala: Five Acres 130th Birthday Bash include Outlook Newspapers and Pasadena Now as print and digital media sponsors, respectively; an anonymous Diamond Sponsor; Wells Fargo as Rose Sponsor; Rusnak Auto Group and the Strafaces, Hoefts and Bennetts as Silver Star Sponsors; and East West Bank as Tech Sponsor.

Individual tickets, sponsorships and underwriting opportunities for the gala are available now. To attend or support the event, please visit or contact Five Acres at | 626-773-3776

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 spanning a full continuum of care including community-based counseling and support services, intensive residential care, a therapeutic school for special needs students and foster care and adoption services. Currently, Five Acres serves approximately 8,700 children and their families across five counties. Visit for more information.