Steak 48 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center raise over $104,000
for Voices for Children
Donation will provide critical advocacy to thousands of children in San Diego County foster care through the nonprofit’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program
(October 18, 2023) SAN DIEGO – On Friday, Oct. 6, Steak 48 hosted a private pre-opening dining experience at Del Mar Highlands Town Center to benefit local nonprofit, Voices for Children (VFC). The pre-dining experience at Steak 48 raised over $29,000 and Del Mar Highlands Town Center donated an additional $75,000 on top of the evening’s charity patronage.
(L-R) VFC Chief Financial Officer James Scoffin; VFC Chief Philanthropy Officer Rebecca Rader; Steak 48 Co-founder and CEO Jeffrey Mastro; Managing Director of Investments at First Washington Realty Sarah Ellis; Senior Vice President of Operations at First Washington Realty Henry A. Avila; VFC Special Events Manager Samantha Daum; and VFC Chief Program Officer Stephen Moore.
Together, Del Mar Highlands Town Center and Steak 48 raised more than $104,000 for VFC and its Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. CASAs are community volunteers of all backgrounds who make a commitment to advocate for the needs of the child or sibling group with whom they are matched. A CASA gets to know a child’s situation, communicates with professionals on the case, and makes sure the child’s needs are being met. Over time, a CASA often becomes the most consistent person in a child’s life. At regular court hearings required for all children in foster care, CASAs report on the children’s progress and needs, which is essential for judges to make the best decisions for their futures.
The funds raised will allow VFC to provide CASA volunteers to abused, neglected, and abandoned children in foster care, helping ensure their voices are heard. Last year, VFC supported over 900 CASAs and provided life-changing advocacy to more than 1,800 children living in foster care in San Diego County.
Steak 48 generously hosted the evening as part of a grand opening rollout; all attendees were able to dine and enjoy the extraordinary experience that is Steak 48. Attendees were welcome to donate any amount they wished to Voices for Children. 100% of all donations went directly to Voices for Children.
“Thank you to Del Mar Highlands Town Center and Steak 48. We are thrilled to be the recipient of these generous donations,” said Jessica Muñoz, Esq., MFS, President & CEO, Voices for Children. “These funds will help support the crucial advocacy for vulnerable children living in foster care right here in our local community.”
“Del Mar Highlands Town Center’s collaboration with Steak 48 to raise over $104,000 for Voices for Children’s CASA program not only contributes to their cause financially but also amplifies the voices of vulnerable children in foster care. Together, our goal is to help make a difference in the lives of these children, ensuring they are heard and cared for and that their futures are brighter, and to reinforce our dedication to the communities where we live and operate,” said Mary Rottler, Chief Operating Officer for First Washington Realty.
For more information on how to support Voices for Children, visit speakupnow.org.