Tom Paulsen, M.D., H.E.L.P. Board Chair, welcomes guests to H.E.L.P.’s 20th Anniversary celebration.

Tom Paulsen, M.D., H.E.L.P. Board Chair, welcomes guests to H.E.L.P.’s 20th Anniversary celebration. (Click to enlarge photo)

H.E.L.P.’s 2016 20th Anniversary Celebrate Summer fundraiser gala, themed “Roaring 20’s Great Gatsby Ball”, was a great success, thanks to all our wonderful supporters, donors, and sponsors.

Jennifer & Brad Baker, Esq., Board Vice Chair and Sapphire Sponsors, dance to the 20’s music.

Jennifer & Brad Baker, Esq., Board Vice Chair and Sapphire Sponsors, dance to the 20’s music. (Click photo to enlarge)

The attendees celebrated with a fun reception and silent auction with lively 20’s music provided by DJ Tony Aguilar.  Bidding was brisk.  This was followed by a lovely dinner and presentation to the event honorees, Sharon Ryan, Sharon Guthrie and Sherry May with a Special Tribute to Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, represented by his Senior Deputy Steve Napolitano, who was also the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

During dinner, the attendees were presented with exciting vacation packages for bid during the evening’s live auction as well as the announcement of the winner of the event’s raffle trip to New York City.  The evening was culminated with dancing to the tunes of the 20’s era.

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H.E.L.P. thanks our wonderful sponsors and donors to this event.      They include:

SPONSORS

GRAND

The Ralph Scriba Family

20TH ANNIVERSARY PLATINUM

Toyota Motor Sales (U.S.A.)

EMERALD

The Jacqueline Glass Family

SAPPHIRE

Brad & Jennifer Baker, Baker, Burton & Lundy;

HomeStreet Bank/Evelyn Salinas; L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe

RUBY

Johannessen Trading Company; Laura & Juris Kauls;

Yim Hom & Dr. Simon Lo; Drs. Tom & Tricia Paulsen;  

The Canterbury Episcopal Communities & Services

PEARL

Jimi Andersen; Michael Barth, Esq.; Burkley & Brandlin LLP

Continental Development Corporation; Green Hills Memorial Park;

Magee & Adler, APC; DCH Gardena Honda\Torrance Toyota;  Silverado Living Care;

Scott Donnelly, PDM, LLP; Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.;

Oarsmen Foundation; Grant Niman, Niman & Associates;

Premier Bank of Palos Verdes; Robert & Carolin Wade;

Providence Little Company of Mary So Bay; Robert & Hillary Watts;

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

UNDERWRITERS

 Michael Barth; Joyce Kochanowski; Jean McIver; Nancy Scott; Ardis Shubin;

Sharon Ryan, An Uncommon Journey; Watson Land Company

DONORS

Bob & Rosalie Abelson, Joanne Austin, Cathy & Lauren Carroll, Ben Carroll,

Larry & Anne Clark, Kevin & Beverly Cody, Constance Davenport, Mark & Ges Davis,

 Helen Dennis, Raymond & Anne Destabelle, Kim & Chris Engen, Debra Frank,

 William & Phyllis Glantz, Nancy Grant, Kevin & Ellie Guthrie, Doris Herzog & Terry Bass,

Bob & Ellen Kircher, Joyce Kochanowski, Stephen & Dr. Laurie Love, Albro & Cathi Lundy,

 Hugh & Lorrainne McKinney, Dave & Sara Myers, John & Thelma Orr, Peter Pettler,

Eric Clayton Pritz, Philip J. Ross, Sam’s Heavy Equipment Painting, Nancy Scott,

 Susan Seamans, Bob & Pam Schachter, Bill & Alma Sherman, Walter & Silia Sofko,

Shirley E. Starke, Gerald & Janet Thomas, Joyce Tindall, Sandy Vanden Berge,

Robert & Elly Visser, Barbara Weaver, Clint & Cassie Wilson,

Jerry & Anne Wittels, David Yamamoto


We also thank all of the following businesses who donated wonderful gifts for our silent auction:

22nd St. Landing Restaurant & Grill;  AMC Rolling Hills 20;  Armstrong Garden Centers;  Babouch Morrocan Restaurant;  Battleship Iowa;  Bonello’s Pizza;  Cabrillo Marine Aquarium;  Cheesecake Factory;  Claydon Jewelers;  CMS Design Portraiture;  Comedy & Magic Club;  Costco; Creative Cuts, International;  Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach;  Doubletree Hotel Torrance/South Bay;  Dr. Phil Show;  Energy Muse Jewelry;  Equinox Palos Verdes;  Fresh Brothers;  Gable House Bowl;  Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation;  Giorgio’s Restaurant;  Good Stuff;  Hennessey’s Tavern;  Hillside Auto Repair;  Honey Baked Ham;  In-N-Out Burger; Kiehl’s since 1851;  King’s Hawaiian Bakery;  La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts;  LA Phil Store;  LA Philharmonic;  Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar;  Lomeli’s Pizza;  Margaret Mohr;  Michael J Salon;  Miss Nails;  Nantucket Crossing;  Palos Verdes Bowl;  Palos Verdes Golf Club;  Parker’s Lighthouse;  Paul’s Photo;  Peet’s Coffee & Tea;  Penzeys Spices;   PhiTen, USA;  PV Performing Arts, Norris Theater;  Red Car Brewery & Restaurant;  Sally Matsumoto;  San Diego Zoo Global;  Santa Anita Park;  Six Flags Magic Mountain;  South End Tennis Club;  Spirit Cruises;  Sushi Delight;  Swedish Car Clinic;  Terranea Resort;  The Admiral Risty;  The Depot Restaurant;  The Elephant Bar;  The Huntington Library;  The Original Giuliano’s;  The Pasadena Playhouse;   Tikkun Skin Care;  Torrance Bakery;  Torrance Flower Shop;  Toyota USA Automobile Museum;  Trader Joe’s – North Torrance;  Walteria Flowers;  Wine Shoppe

With a special thank you to our live auction and raffle donors:

Ardis Shubin;  Brad & Jennifer Baker;  Continental Development Corporation;  Scott Donnelly & Wade Nishimoto;  Joyce Kochanowski;  Norm Miller;  Sharon Ryan, An Uncommon Journey;  Nancy Scott; Robert & Hillary Swank

 

Grand Sponsor, Ralph Scriba, enjoys the major donor reception with Britt Huff, H.E.L.P. Executive Director, and Tom Paulsen, M.D., H.E.L.P. Board Chair.

Grand Sponsor, Ralph Scriba, enjoys the major donor reception with Britt Huff, H.E.L.P. Executive Director, and Tom Paulsen, M.D., H.E.L.P. Board Chair.

 

H.E.L.P. Board Chair, Tom Paulsen, (left), and Grand Sponsor, Ralph Scriba, (right), welcome gala honorees: Sherry May, Sharon Ryan, and Sharon Guthrie.

H.E.L.P. Board Chair, Tom Paulsen, (left), and Grand Sponsor, Ralph Scriba, (right), welcome gala honorees: Sherry May, Sharon Ryan, and Sharon Guthrie.

 

Some of the H.E.L.P. gala committee members, from left: Yim Hom, Sally Moton, Linda Cochrane, Hillary Watts, Nancy Scott (Gala Chair), Mardi Maehara, Britt Huff, Ardis Shubin, and Linda Smith.

Some of the H.E.L.P. gala committee members, from left: Yim Hom, Sally Moton, Linda Cochrane, Hillary Watts, Nancy Scott (Gala Chair), Mardi Maehara, Britt Huff, Ardis Shubin, and Linda Smith.

 

Jacky Glass, Emerald Sponsor and former honoree, with Kay Wardell.

Jacky Glass, Emerald Sponsor and former honoree, with Kay Wardell.

 

Laura Kauls, center, H.E.L.P. Board Treasurer, with Britt, Hana, and Ken Huff; Juris Kauls, and Dan & Vicki Neesby.

Laura Kauls, center, H.E.L.P. Board Treasurer, with Britt, Hana, and Ken Huff; Juris Kauls, and Dan & Vicki Neesby.

 

Siby Grebe, Esq., former H.E.L.P. Board Chair, (left), with Sandy Vanden Berg, Torrance Memorial Medical Center Pearl sponsor; Britt Huff, and Carolin & Bob Wade, Board member representing Platinum Sponsor Toyota Motor Sales, USA.

Siby Grebe, Esq., former H.E.L.P. Board Chair, (left), with Sandy Vanden Berg, Torrance Memorial Medical Center Pearl sponsor; Britt Huff, and Carolin & Bob Wade, Board member representing Platinum Sponsor Toyota Motor Sales, USA.

 

Fred & Judy Bayer, Esq., H.E.L.P. Board member, (left) with local mayor, Hon. Judy Mitchell, and honoree Sherry & Bill May/ the Palos Verdes Village.

Fred & Judy Bayer, Esq., H.E.L.P. Board member, (left) with local mayor, Hon. Judy Mitchell, and honoree Sherry & Bill May/ the Palos Verdes Village.

 

Scott Donnelly, CPA, H.E.L.P. Board Secretary and Pearl Sponsor, left; with Steve Napolitano, gala M.C. and Platinum Sponsor, L.A. County Board of Supervisors; Hana Huff, M.D., Britt Huff, Ph.D., Ken Huff, M.D. and H.E.L.P. Board Chair, Tom Paulsen, M.D.

Scott Donnelly, CPA, H.E.L.P. Board Secretary and Pearl Sponsor, left; with Steve Napolitano, gala M.C. and Platinum Sponsor, L.A. County Board of Supervisors; Hana Huff, M.D., Britt Huff, Ph.D., Ken Huff, M.D. and H.E.L.P. Board Chair, Tom Paulsen, M.D.

 

DSC_3970[1]Grant Niman, Mike Barth

H.E.L.P. Board members and Pearl Sponsors, Grant Niman, CPA, center, and Michael Barth, Esq., right, with (from left) Patricia Kelly, Kathleen Parker. and Honeya Barth

Evelyn Salinas, H.E.L.P. Board member and South Bay branch manager of HomeStreet Bank, a Sapphire Sponsor; with Tony Aguilar, D.J.

Evelyn Salinas, H.E.L.P. Board member and South Bay branch manager of HomeStreet Bank, a Sapphire Sponsor; with Tony Aguilar, D.J.

 

Britt Huff with Chris and Kim Engen, H.E.L.P. Advisory Board members and Décor Chair on Gala Committee.

Britt Huff with Chris and Kim Engen, H.E.L.P. Advisory Board members and Décor Chair on Gala Committee.

 

Britt Huff with Jimi Andersen, Pearl Sponsor, former honoree and H.E.L.P. Board Member; and Wendy Howell.

Britt Huff with Jimi Andersen, Pearl Sponsor, former honoree and H.E.L.P. Board Member; and Wendy Howell.

 

Rosalie Abelson, Underwriter, with Karen Gottlieb, Advisory Board and Gala Committee memter.

Rosalie Abelson, Underwriter, with Karen Gottlieb, Advisory Board and Gala Committee member.

 

Steve Napolitano, L.A. County Board of Supervisors, presents 20th Anniversary Proclamation to Britt Huff, Ph.D., H.E.L.P. Executive Director, and Tom Paulsen, M.D., H.E.L.P. Board Chair.

Steve Napolitano, L.A. County Board of Supervisors, presents 20th Anniversary Proclamation to Britt Huff, Ph.D., H.E.L.P. Executive Director, and Tom Paulsen, M.D., H.E.L.P. Board Chair.