2015 Starry Starry Night gala benefits Voices for Children

Voices for Children’s Starry Starry Night gala, “When You Wish Upon a Star,” was held Sept. 19 at the San Diego Polo Club in Rancho Santa Fe.

Voices for Children is a San Diego-based nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supervises volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). CASAs provide one-on-one advocacy to children living in San Diego County’s foster care system.

Over the course of a year, there are 5,000 to 5,100 children in foster care in the county, and about 3,400 at any one time. As the only agency in the county designated by the courts to provide CASA volunteers, Voices for Children aims to “Serve Every Child” and provide every foster child who needs one with a CASA volunteer.

All net proceeds help Voices for Children recruit volunteers from throughout the community, train them to the highest professional standard, and then match them with foster children who need their advocacy services.

The evening began with a cocktail hour featuring mixologists from Snake Oil Cocktail Company, followed by a gourmet dinner by Executive Chef Andrew Spurgin, a live auction and dancing. The evening concluded with drinks, music and sweet delicacies in the after-party lounge.

For more about Voices for Children, visit www.speakupnow.org.

Photos by Vincent Andrunas.

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