A Gala for Good 

In early November Casa de Amparo hosted the 17th Annual Crystal Ball Gala at the Del Mar Country club in Rancho Santa Fe. Three hundred guests joined the San Marcos-based nonprofit to raise over $300,000 in proceeds. The total amount raised went toward Casa de Amparo’s many vital programs that help treat and prevent child abuse and neglect throughout San Diego County.

The Crystal Ball Gala celebrated the nonprofit’s work by putting on an elegant evening that included a champagne greeting, seafood bar, silent and live auctions, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and dinner. The soiree also included top quality entertainment featuring the Bonnie Foster Production Company. Special guest speakers for the evening were Honorary Chair Peggy Keers of Harrah’s Resort Southern California, Executive Director Tamara Fleck-Myers of Casa de Amparo, and former Casa de Amparo clients James and Debra Mavis.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of all those who are making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children,” said Casa de Amparo’s Director of Development Kathy Karpé. “We are so happy to celebrate as a community the brighter futures for our Casa Kids.” The nonprofit annually serves over 1,000 Casa Kids, from prenatal to 24 years old, as well as over 700 families, through six programs that promote healing, growth, and healthy relationships. For more information visit www.casadeamparo.org.