On Sunday, April 17, we danced under the stars with 250 guests to end homelessness right in our own backyard. We are extremely excited and grateful to announce that our 3rd Annual Anti Gala raised more than $250,000!
Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our amazing sponsors and guests, we will move more families out of homelessness and into stable homes and self-sufficiency. We will provide more children with the exceptional educations that they deserve.
Against the backdrop of Strawberry Farms' elegant Red Barn in Irvine, the sold-out whimsical evening featured an urban garden design and Laceroots Floral arrangements, spring-inspired cuisine, live music by Faultlines and Christina Perri, live and silent auctions, a very popular wine wall where guests grabbed "mystery" bottles of wine for $25, and gifted jewelry from longtime partner Kendra Scott. We also honored our inaugural Catalyst of Hope—the incomparable Hayes Drumwright.
One especially inspiring moment took place during the live auction, when a last-minute addition offered the rights to introduce Christina on stage and meet her after the show. Sponsor Darrin Ginsberg of Super G Funding, and doting father, bought the "item" for $5,800, much to the delight of his starstruck young daughters.
Relive the magical moments via our gorgeous photo album on Facebook.
Our hugely successful Anti Gala would not have been possible without our incredible community, including our extraordinary "Visionary Sponsors" Trace3 and ConAm Building Co.; "Champion Sponsors" Corcapa 1031 Advisors, American Business Bank, and Super G Funding; and "Vendor Sponsors" Cattle Call, Kendra Scott, and Laceroots Floral.
The phenomenal outpouring of support fuels our mission to end the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. Thank you to each and every advocate for daring to care for the kids. We cannot wait to do it again next year.