If you were at Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano on Nov. 5, you would have found over 100 ladies enjoying an evening of fine wine, live piano music, and much more. The occasion? Yet another successful event hosted by the Orange County chapter of The Charitable Foundation.
“The Third Annual Ladies Night Out was a huge success!” – Chris Perko, Orange County Chapter Board Chair, The Charitable Foundation
Attendees spent the evening in the company of other local women, who came together for a fun and meaningful experience. In addition to the Italian buffet, MAC makeup demonstrations, jewelry vendors Sky Diamonds and Stella and Dot, silent auction, and lively raffle, the ladies all had a part in raising $12,000 for local nonprofits and charities.
“The Third Annual Ladies Night Out was a huge success!” said Chris Perko, Orange County chapter board chair. “I am thrilled that we had a terrific turnout and raised so much to benefit such important charities here in Orange County.”'The support of The Charitable Foundation is invaluable.' - Laverne Friedman Click To Tweet
The funds will be distributed to Laura’s House, a shelter dedicated to ending domestic violence and supporting its victims, and The Shea Center, which aims to improve the lives of people with disabilities through therapeutic, horse-related programs.
“The support of The Charitable Foundation is invaluable in raising awareness for domestic violence and sharing the Laura’s House message,” said Laura’s House board member Laverne Friedman. “Companies that contribute so generously truly embody kindness and giving to others — two pillars on which Laura’s House was founded.”
“Thank you to The Charitable Foundation for your generosity and enthusiasm for what we do,” said Sonya Violette, donor relations manager at The Shea Center. “It takes generous partners for The Shea Center to serve more than 840 children and adults with special needs in our therapeutic equestrian programs. We are truly grateful for that.”
Not only were the ladies responsible for raising an impressive amount of money for worthy causes, but each woman who attended was also asked to bring one unwrapped toy, which were collected to be used in the Children’s Bureau of Orange County’s Annual “Toy Shop” where parents in need can “shop” for their children’s Christmas presents. The bureau is committed to providing vulnerable children the foundation necessary to become caring and productive adults.
The Charitable Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 organization comprised of agents from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. For more information, please visit the Foundation’s website.