Contact: Amanda Schaap, 858-598-2213, email@example.com
Voices for Children to Host Gala at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Starry Starry Night commemorates the nonprofit’s 40 years of service to children in foster care in San Diego County
(July 9, 2021) SAN DIEGO – Starry Starry Night, one of San Diego’s most anticipated fundraising events, will take place on September 25, 2021. After a virtual event last year, Voices for Children looks forward to bringing back its annual gala in person in a momentous way: at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, San Diego’s spectacular new bayside performance venue.
Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park
Contact: 858-598-2261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Starry Starry Night is truly an inspirational evening during which our community comes together to express their support for children in foster care,” said Kelly Capen Douglas, Esq., president & CEO of Voices for Children. “Over the past four decades, thousands of compassionate and generous volunteers and supporters have championed our special mission. We look forward to this year’s Starry Starry Night on September 25, where we will celebrate 40 years of service in San Diego County while raising crucial funds to provide advocacy to our region’s most vulnerable children.”
Founded in 1980, Voices for Children transforms the lives of children in foster care by providing them with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). These volunteers – trained and supported by Voices for Children – advocate for youth in court, school, medical settings, and more to ensure their needs are met. Over time, a CASA often becomes the most consistent adult in the life of a child in foster care.
Chaired by Dale and Julie Yahnke and emceed by Marcella Lee, anchor and reporter at CBS 8 and the CW San Diego, Starry Starry Night 2021 will feature:
- Performances by San Diego Children’s Choir and Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra
- An exquisite dining experience
- Impactful stories from the CASA program
- A retrospective of Voices for Children’s 40-year history
- An exciting live auction featuring one-of-a-kind items and trips
- Fund-a-CASA paddle raise
- Presentation of CASA of the Year award
- Live music and dancing under the stars
To purchase tickets or tables for Starry Starry Night, please visit www.voicesforchildrenSSN.org.
For more information, to become a sponsor, or to join the Honorary Committee, please contact email@example.com or 858-598-2261.
EVENT SPONSORS (As of July 9, 2021): Dale & Julie Yahnke, Annette & Daniel Bradbury, Mr. & Mrs. Harley K. Sefton, Capstone Advisors, George Lai, MG Properties Group, Qualcomm, Sempra Energy, Katie & Dan Sullivan, Finch, Thornton & Baird, LLP, Silvergate Bank, The Schievelbein Family Foundation Trust, Genentech, AlphaCore Wealth Advisory, Pulido Walker Foundation, California Bank & Trust, Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton LLP, Moss Adams LLP, Crossover Print Management, Giving Back Magazine, Liquid Blue Party Band, Ranch &
STARRY STARRY NIGHT HONORARY COMMITTEE (As of July 9, 2021): Dale & Julie Yahnke (Event Chairs), Hon. Thomas Ashworth III (Ret.) & Kathryn F. Ashworth, Esq., Mary & Rolf Benirschke, Annette & Daniel Bradbury, Patty & Marc Brutten, Joan & Dick Capen, Patty Cohen, Nancy & David Doyle, Gina and Ray Ellis, Lisette & Mick Farrell, Cambra & Randy Finch, AnneElise & Andy Goetz, Susan & Rick Howe, Hon. Susan D. Huguenor (Ret.) & Thomas Huguenor, Nettie & Tom Keck, George Lai, Sharon Lawrence & Darin Boles, Marina Marrelli & Bob Anslow, Dr. Alice Mo & Ted Tchang, Andrea & Greg Moser, Katie & Michael Nicoletti, Jen and Tim O’Connell, Nancy & Mike Pfeiffer, Lee & Stuart Posnock, Michele and Bob Rogers, Dorian & Bill Sailer, Sheryl & Bob Scarano, Mr. & Mrs. Harley K. Sefton, Katie & Dan Sullivan, Haeyoung Tang, Lori & Bill Walton, Lise Wilson & Steven Strauss, Lany & Alex Zikakis
ABOUT VOICES FOR CHILDREN
Founded in 1980, Voices for Children (VFC) transforms the lives of abused, neglected, and abandoned children in foster care in San Diego and Riverside Counties by providing them with trained, volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). CASA volunteers advocate for a foster child or sibling group in Court, school, and in the community to ensure their needs are met. VFC believes that every child deserves a safe and permanent home, striving to provide a CASA volunteer to every child in the foster care system who needs one. Last year, VFC CASAs and staff advocated on behalf of nearly 2,600 foster children across San Diego and Riverside Counties. For more information, visit www.speakupnow.org.