Five Acres hosted a “Desert Oasis”-themed evening at a private home in Pasadena, with nearly 300 guests helping make the event one of the organization’s most successful galas ever, in part because of generous sponsors, a terrific auction and a highly successful appeal. Kirsten Hansen and Matt McIntyre served as the event’s co-chairs, Natalie Bazarevitsch and Don Boline were the opportunity co-chairs, and Kris Ordaz and Shoshana Puccia were the auction co-chairs. Other committee members included Chantal Bennett, Jennifer Berger, Mimi Carter, Renee Chang, Chelby Crawford, Michele Doll, Tami Gittleman, Trish Gonzales, Sheila Grether-Marion, Beth Hansen, Kelley Bannon Lashley, Heather Lillard, Celeste Liversidge, Amanda Ma, Jennifer McCreight, Katie McDonald, Sue McGuirl, Mariann Nolan, Nicole Rasic, Nicole Rodger, Chris Selak, Emily Street, Erica Tejeda, Christina Trauber and Sandy Walia. Rusnak Auto Group and Wells Fargo were the event’s Paradise sponsors. Christianne Kerns is Five Acres’ board chair; Chanel Boutakidis is the organization’s CEO.