Crystal Ball Gala raises over $300,000 for Casa de Amparo


Casa de Amparo held its 14th Annual Crystal Ball Gala at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe on Nov. 3. The event raised more than $300,000 for Casa de Amaparo. Bassett was the Title Sponsor. More than 300 guests attended the elegant event featuring a cocktail reception, auctions, a gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, and dancing to “The Kicks.”

Sharon Stein was the gala chair. Rick and Kayleen Huffman of Bassett were Honorary Chairs, honored for their long commitment to “Casa Kids” and for providing furniture at cost for the Children’s Cottages and the Children’s Services Center at Casa de Amparo’s new Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos. Bassett also donated interior design and furniture installation services. “Tonight is not about us,” said Rick Huffman. “It’s about what’s possible when we all work together to support children healing from abuse or neglect through the programs and services Casa de Amparo offers to the community.

For over 34 years, Casa de Amparo has been a leader in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect in San Diego County. For more information, see Casa de Amparo is the San Diego Chargers Courage House.

For more photos of the event, see the RSF Review’s Nov. 8 issue or visit