photos by JEFFREY SCHERMER PHOTOGRAPHY and SUZETTE CREATIVE

The 19th Annual Crystal Ball Gala returned to the Del Mar Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe for an evening to benefit Casa de Amparo. Attendees enjoyed a lavish cocktail reception, gourmet dinner by Pamplemousse Grille, music and entertainment by CalPhonics, and one-of-a-kind live auction items. Since 1999, the Crystal Ball Gala has raised substantial funds to help Casa Kids look into their own crystal ball and see a brighter future. All proceeds will directly benefit Casa de Amparo’s programs which treat and prevent child abuse and neglect. This year the Gala raised $250,000 through ticket sales and auction items throughout the evening. To learn more visit www.casadeamparo.org.