Casa Teresa Celebrates Its 40th Year Serving The Orange County Community With "ruby Gala" Event
Local O.C. non-profit raises over $200,000 to benefit mothers and their babies
By: Casa Teresa
Over 350 guests attended the black tie event raising well over $200,000 in support of the many mothers and babies served by Casa Teresa. Guests enjoyed "Ruby Cosmo" cocktails provided by SpaGirl, dinner, silent auction, wine wall, video presentations and 76 silent and live auction items including a Montana Dude Ranch vacation, a Baja truck experience – with Cameron Steele, a Chicago weekend getaway and a Jean-Jacques Mamie diamond and gold necklace valued at $8,000. The program concluded with a lovely rendition of "There You'll Be" sung by a Casa Teresa resident. The celebration continued well into the evening with a live performance by 9-piece local dance band, Retro-Soul.
"It was an amazing event. We were thrilled to celebrate with our Casa Teresa family of donors, supporters and volunteers. We were deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support and are so excited for what lies ahead in 2017," said Lisa Wood, Casa Teresa CEO.
Sponsors include Regina and Richard Hunsaker, the J.W. and Sandra L. Mitchell Charitable Fund and a host of many other valued patrons.
About Casa Teresa.
Casa Teresa provides a loving and supportive family home to pregnant women and their babies facing difficult circumstances, giving them hope and a future. With a trusted and compassionate team of professionals and a proven Residential Program, our mothers learn lifelong skills to regain control of their futures and create families that thrive.
Founded in 1976, Casa Teresa is deeply rooted in the Orange County community. Our programs have positively impacted the lives of over 6,000 mothers and their children, and we cherish each and every one of our families as they progress towards full, loving and rewarding futures. http://www.casateresa.org