Guests will enjoy a memorable evening beginning at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, award presentations, silent and live auctions and dancing. A video highlighting important milestones throughout Laura’s House 20 year history will also be unveiled. Laura’s House advocate Donna Pickup, whose husband Dick Pickup is an owner of the Balboa Bay Resort, is this year’s Honorary Event Chair.
“Our annual gala has become a very special time for all of us at Laura’s House. It gives our supporters an opportunity to come together and recognize our accomplishments and for us to honor some of our many wonderful advocates,” said Margaret Bayston, Laura’s House CEO and Executive Director. “The gala is a welcomed opportunity to raise funds while we enjoy time together in celebration.”
Bayston added that this year’s 20th anniversary celebration is the perfect opportunity to honor two organizations that have given so much to the organization. Haskell & White LLP (H&W) (http://hwcpa.com/
Second honoree is Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (http://www.gibsondunn.com/
This year’s Presenting Sponsors are Laura Khouri, president, and Michael K. Hayde, CEO and chairman of the board of Western National Group (http://www.wng.com/
Tickets to the gala are $250; table sponsorships start at $3,500. For additional information, please visit the Laura’s House website, www.laurashouse.org/
About Laura’s House
The mission of Laura’s House is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.
In 2014, Laura’s House celebrates its 20th anniversary serving those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. For the past two decades, Laura’s House has provided shelter and support services to more than 4,000 battered women and children and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 45,000 people. Connect with Laura’s House on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/