Health Happenings—Five Acres Event To Foster Care Awareness, And More
Posted Friday, March 8, 2019 - 1:28 pm
Five Acres To Host ‘Tacos And Wine’ Mixer For Foster Care Awareness
Five Acres, a leading child and family services nonprofit, will host its first “Tacos and Wine” mixer from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, March 21 at SWCA Environmental Consultants, 51 W Dayton St., in Old Town Pasadena to raise awareness for foster youth.
The casual open-to-the public event will include food, drink, door prizes, a silent auction and the chance to network with other individuals interested in supporting children in foster care.
The mixer was created by the Alliance, Five Acres’ new young professionals volunteer group. The group hosts activities for the 80 foster children living at Five Acres’ campus in Altadena, but hopes the night will bring broader exposure to the more than 20,000 children in L.A .without permanent families.
“I joined the Alliance because I love children and plan to foster-adopt myself. I also wanted to help foster kids as much as possible and feel that Five Acres is one of the best organizations to do so,” said Mandi Martinez, president of the Alliance. “This mixer is not a fundraiser, but an ideal way for young professionals to forge meaningful connections and make an impact in the community.”
Attendees at the event will also have the chance to hear from those who have experienced the system.
“As a former foster child at Five Acres, I wanted to give back to the organization that helped bring relief and stability to my family thirty years ago,” said LaTanya Spann, founding member of the Alliance. “If you find it within your heart to help kids who are in their situations through no fault of their own, we encourage you to attend.”
Mixer tickets are available for a $25 per person donation, or two tickets for $40 at 5awinetacos.eventbrite.com.
For more information on the event or volunteering at Five Acres, contact Emily Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org, 626-773-3809.
Venice Family Clinic To Honor Ivy Kagan Bierman, Russel Tyner At Silver Circle Gala
Venice Family Clinic will host its 37th annual Silver Circle gala on Monday, March 25 at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel where Ivy Kagan Bierman will receive the organization’s Humanitarian Award for her commitment to empowering women and minorities and advocating for greater equity for women and minorities in the workplace.
Kagan Bierman serves as a partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP, the vice chair of civil rights for the Anti-Defamation League, and is a member of the Legal, Legislative and Policy Committee on Sexual Harassment and Gender Parity, and the Safety Committee, for Time’s Up.
Bierman’s other nonprofit activities include being the acting president and a founder of GreenLight Women, an entertainment industry women’s alliance that promotes diversity and champions women 40 and over.
“We admire Ivy for her relentless work to advance civil rights and promote equity for women and minorities – all values that we share at Venice Family Clinic,” said Elizabeth Benson Forer, Venice Family Clinic CEO/executive directo. “We are proud to salute her and celebrate the achievements of women advancing social justice in pursuit of women’s health and safety.”
Russel Tyner, AIA, NCARB, president, principal architect and co-founder, Houston/Tyner Architects, will be honored with with the Clinic’s Irma Colen Leadership Award for his volunteer work with Venice Family Clinic over the past 34 years.
Tyner began volunteering with Venice Family Clinic in 1985 as a project architect for Widom Wein Cohen where he led the design of the two-story expansion of the Clinic’s original Rose Avenue site in Venice. After founding his current practice, Houston/Tyner, in 1988 with his partner, Gary Houston, Tyner continued volunteering with Venice Family Clinic and joined the board of directors in 1990.
Over the past three decades, Tyner has has been the driving force behind Houston/Tyner’s continued efforts to assist the Venice Family Clinic with long-range planning, master planning and creating innovative workspaces at clinical facilities.
Said Forer: “Russel has been a true partner in the growth of Venice Family Clinic over the years. He has designed state-of-the-art clinics that have allowed us to provide high quality health care in safe and welcoming spaces. We’re honored to celebrate his achievements with the Irma Colen Leadership Award.”
The Blind Children’s Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1938 that serves approximately 100 children who are blind or visually impaired and provides an array of support services for more than 350 family members.
In its 25th year, the Tom Sullivan Blind Children’s Center Celebrity Golf Classic continues to be a success. Since its beginnings, the tournament has grossed more than a total of four million. This year, the Center is choosing to honor Sullivan and his dedicated support to the Center over the last four decades. Sullivan has worked as an author, composer, motivational speake and singer, as well as an actor, director and producer. Sullivan also sang the national anthem of the United States, at Super Bowl X.
Celebrity guests are expected to be in attendance, many of whom are Sullivan’s friends from the entertainment industry.
Sponsorships and reservations are still available. Visit www.blindchildrenscenter.org for more details.
For more information about the event, contact Samantha Fong at 323.664.2153, ext. 2339, or via email at email@example.com.
Visit the Center online to learn more about its services for children in Los Angeles facing blindness and severe visual impairments: www.blindchildrenscenter.org.