An evening to BOND,
...and a license to GIVE
The 2019 ‘Affair of the Heart’ Gala was certainly an evening to BOND and guests took license to GIVE! Our gracious hosts, Porsche South Bay and LAcarGuy opened their magnificent facility in Hawthorne for an incredible evening of generosity. Guests mixed and mingled amongst a remarkable collection of classic Porsches while sipping on ‘Shaken, Not Stirred’ martinis and specialty wines and spirits poured courtesy of Bristol Farms and their partners. Over 375 guests were in attendance to celebrate our 2019 honorees – Geoff Nicoll and Bristol Farms along with Jen and Dave Caskey for their support of the Richstone Family Center and commitment to helping those in need within the community.
This year’s record-setting Gala generated over $460,000 to expand program offerings for children and families in desperate need of trauma-focused treatment services.
The Silent Auction featured over 90 sought-after items including exclusive local experiences, trips and fine wine, while the Live Auction saw tremendous bidding activity with some winners giving with their hearts to fund Richstone Kids Experiences such as a trip to an Anaheim Angels Game. Other winners went home with an Italian Getaway, a BOND trip to the U.K., Dinner Parties for 10+ and even a beautiful 8-week old Puppy! Guests also embraced this year’s Fund-A-Need which raised over $160,000 to support expanded prevention programs and classes in Richstone's new Everychild Healing Center. A very special thank you to Wells Fargo Capital Finance and a generous private donor for their contributions which kickstarted the campaign with a $50,000 commitment.
After the dinner festivities, the evening of bonding and giving culminated with guests kicking up their heels in the
Casa Luigi Prosecco Dance Lounge.
Heartfelt thanks to our 2019 Honorees, wonderful sponsors, and supporters for making this important fundraiser a great success! We hope to see everyone at the 2020 Gala on February 29!
2019 Affair of the Heart Honorees
State-of-the-Art Venue: Porsche South Bay
Porsche South Bay open up their doors for the 2019 'Affair of the Heart' Gala. Guests will mix and mingle amongst a remarkable selection of Porsche cars while enjoying an immersive experience including live performances, dining, dancing and a live auction with unique, one-of-a-kind items. Porsche South Bay is a premier Porsche dealership and one of only four certified classic Porsche partners in the country.