The October H.E.L.P. Fall fundraiser, Autumn Sunset, was a fun opportunity for longtime friends and supporters to get together to celebrate the work of H.E.L.P. It was also wonderful to make so many new friends. True to its theme, H.E.L.P. supporters were treated to a colorful sunset overlooking the panoramic harbor -to-ocean view at the close of the evening. The weather couldn’t have been more accommodating, with clear skies and balmy breezes.

Jason Cordero of Entertaining Friends Catering, prepares fresh pastas for guests

Jason Cordero of Entertaining Friends Catering, prepares fresh pastas for guests

Pearl sponsors Doug Kendall & Mary Harris, Harris Financial Services; sponsor Laura Kauls, McDowell, Dillon and Hunter Accountancy; event hostess Kim Engen; H.E.L.P. Board Chair, Sharon Ryan; and sponsors Jennifer and Brad Baker, Board Vice Chair.

Pearl sponsors Doug Kendall & Mary Harris, Harris Financial Services; sponsor Laura Kauls, McDowell, Dillon and Hunter Accountancy; event hostess Kim Engen; H.E.L.P. Board Chair, Sharon Ryan; and sponsors Jennifer and Brad Baker, Board Vice Chair.

We have many people to thank for the success of this lovely evening. First we greatly appreciate H.E.L.P. Advisory Board members, Kim and Chris Engen, who hosted the event at their beautiful new Palos Verdes home. The evening included champagne and appetizers followed by light supper with wine. The Sunset Supper was prepared by Jean and Jason Cordero of Entertaining Friends Catering. Wines were donated by Phyllis and Bill Glantz from their Eberle Winery, and by Jennifer and Brad Baker.

We are also very grateful to our Sapphire Presenting Sponsor, Peninsula philanthropist, Ralph Scriba, who was honored last year with H.E.L.P.’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his longtime support of H.E.L.P. The evening was a great success due to his continued support, and that of the following sponsors.

Pearl Sponsors from the community included:

L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe, represented by Senior Field
Deputy, Steve Napolitano,

Mary Harris and Doug Kendall, of Torrance-based, Harris Financial Services.

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Pearl sponsors from the H.E.L.P. Board of Directors were:

Jennifer and Brad Baker, Esq.; Board Vice Chair/Baker, Burton, and Lundy Law Firm, Hermosa Beach

Scott Donnelly, CPA, Board Secretary/PDM Certified Public
Accountants, Torrance

Juris and Laura Kauls, Board Treasurer/McDowell, Dillon & Hunter Accountancy Corporation

Tricia and Tom Paulsen, M.D.s

Underwriters were:

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Harbor City

Sharon Ryan, Board Chair/An Uncommon Journey Travel Office

Jennifer and Brad Baker – wine donor

Bill and Phyllis Glantz – wine donor

All proceeds from this event will benefit South Bay seniors and their families through H.E.L.P.’s programs and services.   We are deeply grateful for the continued support of all of our sponsors and donors.

Thank you to all who helped made this event a great success.

 

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Laurie Glover, Silverado Senior Care Center; and Britt Huff, H.E.L.P. Executive Director, with event Pearl Sponsors, Drs. Tricia and Tom Paulsen, M.D., also a H.E.L.P. Board member.

Laurie Glover, Silverado Senior Care Center; and Britt Huff, H.E.L.P. Executive Director, with event Pearl Sponsors, Drs. Tricia and Tom Paulsen, M.D., also a H.E.L.P. Board member.

 

Host Chris Engen with Dr. Berkley Eichel, Beth Eichel, Elaine Jerome, and H.E.L.P. Advisory Board members, Dr. Hugh McIntyre, M.D.; and Sharon Guthrie.

Host Chris Engen with Dr. Berkley Eichel, Beth Eichel, Elaine Jerome, and H.E.L.P. Advisory Board members, Dr. Hugh McIntyre, M.D.; and Sharon Guthrie.

 

Steve Napolitano, Senior Field Deputy, representing Pearl Sponsor, L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe, with former H.E.L.P. Board Chair, Helen Dennis, and Britt Huff.

Steve Napolitano, Senior Field Deputy, representing Pearl Sponsor, L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe, with former H.E.L.P. Board Chair, Helen Dennis, and Britt Huff.

 

Fred Bayer, Judy Mitchell, and H.E.L.P. Board member, Judy Bayer.

Fred Bayer, Judy Mitchell, and H.E.L.P. Board member, Judy Bayer.

 

Barbara Magee, the Honorable George Nakano, former H.E.L.P. Board member; and Scott Magee, Board member.

Barbara Magee, the Honorable George Nakano, former H.E.L.P. Board member; and Scott Magee, Board member.

 

 

Janet and Pete Pettler, esq., H.E.L.P. Advisory Board member.

Janet and Pete Pettler, esq., H.E.L.P. Advisory Board member.

 

Guests enjoyed the panoramic harbor-to-ocean view at sunset.

Guests enjoyed the panoramic harbor-to-ocean view at sunset.

 

H.E.L.P. Vice Chair, Brad Baker, waves good-by with H.E.L.P. Staff member Ardis Shubin.

H.E.L.P. Board Vice Chair, Brad Baker, waves good-by with H.E.L.P. Staff member Ardis Shubin.