3rd Annual Garden Gala Recap

el nido family centers garden gala-2017

Thank You El Nido Supporters!

For making a difference for families in need, and Celebrating Creativity, Collaboration and Transformation at our 3rd Annual garden Gala on September 23, 2017

el nido garden gala 2017

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Over 300 guests strolled Robinson Gardens at El Nido Family Centers’ 3rd Annual Garden Gala on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at our most successful fundraising event yet. While perusing the Youth Photography Exhibit and enjoying small bites created by our Culinary Academy youth, guests enjoyed the luxurious garden estate and met the young people whose lives have been dramatically transformed through El Nido. The spotlight was on the clients and their accomplishments in El Nido’s education and mentoring programs.

With Gratitude to All Our Event Sponsors:

Major Matching Donors

Garden Gala Honoree, Fred Samulon, Ph.D.,
and wife, Marta Samulon

Title Sponsors

Luz Avila-Kyncl and Robert Kyncl
Rose Norton
Kaiser Permanente
Phil Savenick

Supporting Sponsors

Alliant Event Services
Stuart and Susie Berton
Best Events
The Beverly Hills Hotel Polo Lounge
Cal State Los Angeles
Dark Horse Wines
Desert Creations
Eatalian Café
El Nido’s “Lolli’s Café”
First 5 LA
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Los Angeles magazine
The Los Angeles Cactus and
Succulent Society
Pez Cantina
Fred and Marta Samulon
Serious Eats
Jesse and Danielle Shapiro
Stoked! California BBQ
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Lucy and John Zepp

We Thank Our In Kind Sponsors

Serious Eats Catering

The Beverly Hills Hotel

Pez Cantina

Stoked! California BBQ

Eatalian Café


Dark Horse Wines

Dot Photobooth

Alliant Entertainment Services

Thank you to El Nido’s Garden Gala Committee 2017

2017 GARDEN GALA CHAIR:  Lisa Carloss

GALA COMMITTEE:  Stuart Berton, Bill Canup, Meredith Messer Fried, Liz Herrera, Leslie Kavanaugh, Brian Shafton, Laurie Spivak, Lucy Zepp