Five Acres, one of San Gabriel Valley’s oldest nonprofit organizations, will host its Diamonds & Roses Gala: Five Acres’ 130th Birthday Bash on Saturday evening, June 2, at the home of Mariann and Tom Nolan in La Cañada Flintridge.
Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, gourmet meal with wine, live and silent auction, wine and “bling” opportunities and a special after-party performance by ’80s tribute band Past Action Heroes. Proceeds from the evening will support critical mental and behavioral health programs for families in crisis as well as foster care and adoption for children in need of permanent families.
The event marks Five Acres’ landmark anniversary of 130 years of uninterrupted service to children and families in Southern California. The Diamonds & Roses Gala sponsorship committee is led by Kirsten Hansen and Matt McIntyre, co-chairs; Tami Gittleman, theme chair; Natalie Bazarevitsch and Don Boline, opportunity co-chairs; and Shoshana Puccia and Kris Ordaz, auction co-chairs.
Guests of the birthday bash will also have a chance to win big on unique auction experiences, including seven nights in a private Paris apartment. A special opportunity drawing’s prizes include an exclusive wine and spirits collection, a multi-colored sapphire and ruby necklace from Eric Ruyak, Hespera Designs as well as a Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace generously donated by Pasadena native Sheila Grether-Marion.
Television personality George Gray will emcee the gala, bringing his rich entertainment experience to what promises to be a lively affair. Gray has hosted “The Price is Right” since 2011 and is well-known for hosting “The Weakest Link” and “Junkyard Wars,” for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. An active philanthropist, Gray has also hosted such events as the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon and regularly lends his support at fundraising events for muscular dystrophy research.
Sponsors for the event include Wells Fargo as Rose Sponsor, the Strafaces, Hoefts and Bennetts as Silver Star Sponsors, East West Bank as Tech Sponsor, Outlook Newspapers and Pasadena Now as print and digital media sponsors, respectively; and there is an anonymous Diamond Sponsor.
Individual tickets, sponsorships and underwriting opportunities for the gala are available to the public. To learn more about how to attend or support the event, visit 5acres.org/gala; contact Five Acres at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 773-3776.