Casa de Amparo Crystal Ball Gala set for Nov. 3


Casa de Amparo’s 14th Annual Crystal Ball Gala will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe starting at 6 p.m. The black tie event is a major fundraiser for Casa de Amparo’s programs and services supporting children and families affected by and at risk of abuse or neglect.

“Our theme this year is ‘Celebration,’” said Sharon Stein, gala chair. “We are celebrating the opening of our new Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos where children removed from the home due to abuse or neglect are enjoying their cozy new homes and expansive outdoor space. We’re also celebrating Casa de Amparo being named the San Diego Chargers Courage House!”

“Twenty-five supporters have been working on the Crystal Ball Gala volunteer committee since January to make this year’s event even bigger and better,” said Trina Godwin, special events coordinator. Committee members include Linda Alessio, Bruno Barbieri, Mary Ann Bosanac, Jolane Crawford, Judy Ferrero, Jessica Figueroa, Marilyn Goldstein, Claudia Gramm, Sheri Hallis, Kim Horner, Patricia Hodgkin, Kayleen Huffman, Judy Keys, Karen Kogut, Amasa Lacy, Dawn Leeds, Perrin Orr, Jan Reital, Jeri Rovsek, Dana Stein, Sharon Stein, Christy Stevenson, Penny Wing and Priscilla Wood.

Highlights of the gala include an elegant cocktail reception, exciting auctions, a gourmet dinner prepared by Jeffrey Strauss, chef/owner of Pamplemousse Grille, and dancing to popular cover band, “The Kicks.”

Tickets prices begin at $300 per person. VIP tables and underwriting opportunities are also available. Tickets are available now at Tickets may also be order by phone at 760-754-5500 or email