Annual fundraiser to benefit county’s foster children
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May 08, 2014 | 1203 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Point Loma-based Makua organization, a fundraising auxiliary of Voices for Children, will hold its 61st annual fundraiser on Sunday, May 18 at the Marine Room in La Jolla.

A throwback to Hollywood’s era of classic films, Makua’s “Vintage Hollywood” event will benefit the only agency designated by the juvenile court to provide court-appointed special advocates (CASAs) to San Diego County’s foster youth. The event is expected to sell out.

Co-chaired by Sherri Worthen, Clarissa Flamenco and Sheri Liebert, “Vintage Hollywood” will begin with a walk down the red carpet, on which guests will be photographed with tribute artists to Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra.

In the silent and live auctions, guests will have the opportunity to bid on exciting and unique experiences, including a two-week exclusive Sea of Okhotsk expedition on the luxury yacht The World, the only private, residential community at sea that allows residents to travel the globe without ever leaving home.

The evening will culminate with dancing to the classic Rat Pack-style of the Richard James Quartet.

akua members said they will continue the long tradition of putting the “FUN into FUNdraiser.”

Guests are encouraged to wear Hollywood-themed costumes.

The event is set to take place from 4 to 9 pm, at the Marine Room, located at 2000 Spindrift Drive.

Tickets are $150-$200 (VIP) and include dinner by the Marine Room’s award-winning executive chef, Bernard Guillas, along with silent and live auctions, dancing, and live music.

For tickets and information, visit www.makua.org and click on the “events” link.

Founded in 1980, Voices for Children transforms the lives of abused, neglected and abandoned children in San Diego County by providing them with volunteer advocates to ensure the children’s needs are met.

To date, Makua has raised more than $1.5 million in support of VFC. Makua members enjoy the camaraderie of friends getting together for a good cause.

For information about joining Makua, contact the membership director at membership@makua.org.

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