photos by TIM HARDY and STACY KECK

Voices for Children (VFC) recently hosted their annual Starry Starry Night gala at the San Diego Polo Club in  92067. Event co-chairs Stephanie Bergsman and Dwight Hare were joined by 344 guests to raise funds to benefit children living in San Diego foster care. The evening included a mixology cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, live auction, and a dance floor beneath the stars. The auction raised $120,500 with the highest bid item being four premier tickets to the 2016 All-Star game at Petco Park, worth $17,000. During the Fund-A-CASA paddle raise, guests directly donated more than $750,000 for VFC’s CASA program. With these funds, Voices for Children will provide 2,262 foster children in San Diego County with advocacy services. For more information or to learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer visit  www.speakupnow.org.