Carmel Valley Ranch to host first annual Cherish Receiving Center Benefit for foster children

The event proceeds benefit abused and neglected foster children
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Oct. 23, 2012 - PRLog -- (CARMEL, Calif.) – Carmel Valley Ranch, the breathtaking resort tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains of Carmel, Calif., will host the first annual Cherish Fundraiser for Foster Kids on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 to support the Cherish Receiving Center in Monterey County. The Cherish Receiving Center is a program of Aspiranet, a leading social service agency in California, and its community partners in Monterey County.

The festivities will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the resort’s Clubhouse. Guests will have the opportunity to take in the stunning views of the grounds while experiencing moments of nostalgia as they celebrate some of their most beloved childhood memories. Attendees will be treated to a fun-filled afternoon of music, games and an array of gourmet foods.

Guests will also be able to participate in a silent auction; one of the items for bid is a private dinner prepared by Carmel Valley Ranch Executive Chef Tim Wood, to be held in the winning bidder’s home. All proceeds for the event will benefit the Cherish Receiving Center located in Monterey County. The center is a safe haven for youth to go when they are removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Guest speakers will include former foster youth sharing life experiences, as well as industry professionals who will share information about how to further support the center.

“Getting the community involved is so critical to helping Cherish Receiving Center achieve its goals. Without engaged support from the community in the form of financial support and volunteering, we could never reach all of the youth that so desperately need our services,” said Rosalinda Rodriguez, District Director at Aspiranet.

“We hope the beauty of our resort will inspire the afternoon’s guests to reminisce their childhood and support the Cherish Receiving Center and Aspiranet,” said Brian Gipson, Carmel Valley Ranch Director of Sales and Marketing. “We are proud to partner with great organizations who work tirelessly to care for our community’s children.”

Individual tickets for the event will be sold for $100 per person. Attendees who wish to reserve tickets in advance may do so by visiting, or by calling 831.444.3654.

About Aspiranet

Aspiranet, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity, supports foster children, siblings, families, and the community with 35 core programs offering specialized services through 45 satellite centers within California.

Founded 35 years ago as a six-bed group home for young boys in Moss Beach, Calif., Aspiranet is one of the most diverse nonprofit social service agencies in the state. With a statewide network of innovative services, Aspiranet has touched the lives of over 10,000 families and children since its founding.

Aspiranet’s vision of bringing families together and helping foster children, siblings, and parents thrive is realized through six areas of expertise – Family Services, Foster Care, Adoption, Education, After school programs, and Community Partnerships. For more information, please visit

About Carmel Valley Ranch

Long known as a golf and tennis resort in an idyllic setting in the Santa Lucia Mountains, the new Carmel Valley Ranch ( debuted in the Fall of 2010 as a completely fresh kind of experiential resort. Under the new ownership of Geolo Capital the resort has been infused with a sense of whimsy and play.  On sprawling grounds shaded by ancient oaks in the foothills, where deer roam and fields of lavender abound, leisure and corporate guests are afforded ample opportunity to interact with the environment.  Guests are invited to learn the art of beekeeping, challenge themselves physically on the miles of hiking trails, or join the chef in the organic garden and then in the Adventure Kitchen.  The Ranch is located just inland from Carmel-by-the Sea and is an easy drive from San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

About Joie de Vivre Hospitality

San Francisco-based Joie de Vivre Hospitality ( manages a portfolio of creative lifestyle businesses, including hotels, restaurants, and spas. Founded in 1987 by entrepreneur Chip Conley, Joie de Vivre is recognized for creating some of the most innovative hospitality services and products and designing one-of-a-kind properties. It is the second largest independent boutique hotel company in the country and California’s largest boutique hotel collection.  With more than 30 properties in the state, Joie de Vivre offers a wide range of unique urban, suburban, and waterfront boutique hotels that cater to leisure and business travelers in all market segments. Joie de Vivre hotels are located in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Marin County, San Francisco East Bay, Carmel Valley, Big Sur, Sonoma County, Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Laguna Beach, and Venice Beach.
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