A heartwarming evening filled with epic fundraising, this year’s Starry Starry Night Gala raised a bounteous $1.5 million for foster youth programs.
THE SCENE Nearly 400 San Diegans gathered for an evening of fundraising at the Sahm Estate at Del Dios Ranch for the 16th annual Starry Starry Night Gala, which raised an impressive $1.5 million for Voices for Children and its volunteer program, CASA. The signature fete began with cocktails by Snake Oil Cocktail Co. in the estate’s pool house. Guests dined on a gourmet spread by chef Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille before partaking in an exciting live auction with a coveted weeklong vacation at the Hanalei Bay House in Kauai up for grabs. THE GUESTS Guests, including Danielle and George Kindley, enjoyed dinner beneath the stars at one of the exquisitely set tables dotting the estate’s manicured lawn. THE HIGHLIGHTS Happy tears filled everyone’s eyes as guests watched the effects of their fundraising efforts come to life during the premiere of Dear CASA, a moving short film about a foster child and his CASA volunteer. -Claire Harper