Five Acres’ Desert Oasis Gala Sponsorship Committee – (front row, left to right) Mimi Carter, Shoshana Puccia, Chris Selak, Katie McDonald; (second row, left to right) Chelby Crawford, Kelly Mercadé, Renée Chang, Michele Doll, Jennifer Berger, Trish Gonzales; (back row, left to right) Don Boline, Sue McGuirl, Matt McIntyre, Natalie Bazarevitsch, Nicole Rasic.
Event to support foster youth, mental health for at-risk families in Southern California
Five Acres invites the community to join them for a spectacular evening in support of vulnerable children at their Desert Oasis Gala on Saturday, June 2, 2019 in Pasadena. Hosted at the home of Jennifer and Shawn McCreight, this year’s event spotlights the Southern California we call home and will include a cocktail reception, gourmet meal, live DJ, tempting auction items and special touches like the “5A Lemonade Stand” with unique raffle prizes.
The gala follows on the heels of National Foster Care Month this May, with more than 20,000 children in Los Angeles alone in need of loving, permanent families. All proceeds from the evening will fund Five Acres’ critical work in foster care, adoption and mental/behavioral health services for more than 9,700 kids and families served annually by the nonprofit.
All six of Five Acres’ 2018 gala sponsorship committee chairs have resumed their roles with Kirsten Hansen and Matt McIntyre as co-chairs; Natalie Bazarevitsch and Don Boline as opportunity co-chairs; and Shoshana Puccia and Kris Ordaz as auction co-chairs. Actor and director Sarah Drew (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Everwood”) will lend her support as guest emcee.
Guests at Desert Oasis will also have a chance to win a chance to see more of the world with fantastic live auction items including stays in Cabo San Lucas, Mammoth, Paris and even a private yacht trip in Ventura. Sponsors for the event include an anonymous Palm Springs Sponsor; Wells Fargo and Rusnak Auto Group as Paradise Sponsors; Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Comerica Bank as Indian Canyon (Tech) Sponsors; and Outlook Newspapers and Pasadena Now as print and digital media sponsors, respectively.