Starry Starry Night Gala

Thank you to everyone who joined us for a spectacular evening under the stars to support foster children in San Diego County. In its 15th year, Starry Starry Night raised nearly $1.5 million in support of our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program. 

With the net proceeds, Voices for Children will be able to provide a CASA volunteer to more than 450 abused, abandoned, or neglected children in San Diego County for an entire year.

On September 9, event chairs Lany and Alex Zikakis welcome more than 430 guests to the Sahm Estate at Del Dios Ranch. Attendees enjoyed an elegant cocktail hour in the pool house featuring signature creations by Snake Oil Cocktail Co. 

Sophisticated décor by event producer Janice Dodge incorporated the beauty of the orange groves and Rancho Santa Fe hills, and Chef Andrew Spurgin teamed up with Culinary Concepts to serve a gourmet dinner under the stars. 

Guests bid on a competitive Live Auction, including a week at the coveted Esperanza resort in Cabo San Lucas and a 1923 Model T. Donors raised their paddles to directly Fund-a-CASA, generously giving more than $875,000 to provide caring advocates for local foster children. The evening concluded with celebratory dancing, drinks, and desserts.

Photography by Gilda Adler