Los Angeles, CA (February 26, 2019) – The Richstone Family Center, the South Bay’s leading not-for-profit dedicated topreventing and treating child abuse, will host its annual “Affair of the Heart” Gala on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at 6:30PM at the state-of-the art Porsche South Bay in Hawthorne. The event raises critical funds that support Richstone’s corechild abuse treatment and prevention programs.
This elegant event themed “Shaken, Not Stirred,” will include diamonds and fast cars, auctions, dinner, dancing andmartinis in true Bond fashion! The event unites South Bay business and community leaders for a heartfelt evening ofcelebration and giving. The evening begins with a cocktail reception during which guests can bid on an array of uniquesilent auction items and enjoy a selection of wine tastings presented by Bristol Farms. The night continues with agourmet dinner and live auction featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Every year, the Gala honors extraordinary individuals who support Richstone’s mission, and the 2019 honorees will beJennifer and Dave Caskey of Caskey & Caskey and Associates of Strand Hill Properties and Geoff Nicoll and Bristol Farms.Jennifer and Dave Caskey have leveraged their position as preeminent realtors in Manhattan Beach to generouslysupport more than 40 local charities, improving the greater South Bay community in countless ways. The Caskeys’support of Richstone includes donations of valuable resources, and hundreds of hours of volunteering over the yearsfrom their entire family and Caskey & Caskey associates.
Geoff Nicoll is a Southern California native who, as the director of wine and spirits for 12 Bristol Farms and 5 Lazy Acreslocations, has found creative ways to use his passion and talent for wine to make a true impact on his community bysupporting groups like Richstone. For more than 15 years, Geoff and Bristol Farms have made the wine tastingcomponent at the Richstone Gala possible, which is a highlight of the evening that is much-anticipated every year. Geoffhas also helped acquire some of the most sought-after silent auction items which contribute critical funding that allowsRichstone to continue serving families in need in the South Bay.
“We are thrilled to be gathering to celebrate the incredible contributions of the Caskeys and Geoff Nicoll at our annualGala,” said Roger Van Remmen, President and CEO of the Richstone Family Center. “Every person who buys a ticket,donates an item, sponsors the event or bids on a silent auction item can feel proud that they are directly supportingRichstone’s work to treat child abuse, strengthen families and prevent violence in our communities.”Premiere sponsors of the event include Porsche South Bay, LAcarGUY, Wells Fargo and Bristol Farms. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please visit https://www.richstonefamily.org/gala.