10th Annual Wine D'Vine Gala

With your support, we raised close to $300,000 in support of Walden foster and emancipated youth who participate in the Independent Futures Program. We are so appreciative of your generosity and dedication to our foster youth and look forward to seeing you again for the 11th Annual Wine D'Vine in 2014!

Walden Family Services held its 10th Annual Wine D'Vine fundraising event on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 and raised nearly $300,000 to further our mission of providing care and support to foster youth and families.

This year's event, with a theme of 'A Diamond in the Rough,' was held at The Grand Del Mar, where over 350 guests enjoyed an array of wine and culinary delights from Napa Valley's top wineries and San Diego's most popular restaurants. Country music star Jimmy Wayne provided entertainment as well as an inspirational speech. A former foster youth and homeless teen, Wayne met with Walden's foster youth before the event to offer his advice and support. During the event he shared his personal life story and stressed the importance and need of organizations like Walden Family Services.

Celebrity guests included former NY Yankee David Justice, and his wife, Rebecca, who will be featured in an upcoming segment of the ABC TV show Celebrity Wife Swap, donated a beautiful piece of her jewelry collection to the door prize raffle.

The Event Chairs were Dawn Grossman and Michelle Ozanne. Honorary Chairs were Mary Alice and Ron Brady, and VIP Reception Chairs were Julie and Dale Yahnke. The Aficionado Sponsor was Trust Employee Administration & Management; the VIP Reception Sponsor was Mundoval Fund.

Speakers throughout the night provided guests with an overview of Walden's programs, including those that focus on the needs of children with developmental disabilities and special health care needs. Walden's scope of service also included preparing youth to successfully transition from foster care to adulthood and support to parent to help end the cycle of child abuse. Virtually all children in foster care have suffered abused or neglect.

"We are so pleased by the community support we received for this year's Wine D'Vine," said Teresa Stivers, Executive Director of Walden. "The generosity expressed by all those who attended, as well as that of our sponsors and donors, will go a long way in helping us continue to be an advocate for San Diego's foster youth."

Annette & Art Johnson with Jimmy Wayne

Annette & Art Johnson with Jimmy Wayne

Jimmy Wayne with Maryanne Carlin and Harley Sefton

Jimmy Wayne with Maryanne Carlin and Harley Sefton

Denise Jackson of Balboa Travel with Guests

Denise Jackson of Balboa Travel with Guests

Joe & Amani Bernstein

Joe & Amani Bernstein

Julie & Dale Yahnke, VIP Reception Chairs

Julie & Dale Yahnke, VIP Reception Chairs

Laurie & Jorge Ruiz de Castilla and Guests

Laurie & Jorge Ruiz de Castilla and Guests

Lisa Betyar and Karl Walter

Lisa Betyar and Karl Walter

Lake McGuire and Guest

Lake McGuire and Guest

Event Chairs Dawn Grossman and Michelle Ozanne with Jimmy Wayne

Event Chairs Dawn Grossman and Michelle Ozanne with Jimmy Wayne

Meybol Guerrero of Chase Bank with Guests

Meybol Guerrero of Chase Bank with Guests

Paul Gooding with Catherine & Michael Thiemann

Paul Gooding with Catherine & Michael Thiemann

Sue Evans and Arlene Lieberman

Sue Evans and Arlene Lieberman

Hal Dunning and Arlene Lieberman

Hal Dunning and Arlene Lieberman

David and Rebecca Justice

David and Rebecca Justice

Karen Marquardt and Dale Ganzow with Guest

Karen Marquardt and Dale Ganzow with Guest

10th Annual Wine D'Vine

10th Annual Wine D'Vine

Jimmy Wayne with emancipated Walden Foster Youth

Jimmy Wayne with emancipated Walden Foster Youth

Nashville Superstar Jimmy Wayne

Nashville Superstar Jimmy Wayne

10th Annual Wine D'Vine Silent Auction

10th Annual Wine D'Vine Silent Auction

Event Chairs Dawn Grossman and Michelle Ozanne

Event Chairs Dawn Grossman and Michelle Ozanne

10th Annual Wine D'Vine

10th Annual Wine D'Vine

Tim Bacino of Gen7Wines

Tim Bacino of Gen7Wines

Guests enjoying the VIP Reception

Guests enjoying the VIP Reception

Harley Sefton, Maryanne Carlin, Julie Yahnke, Teresa Stivers, Rita Szczotka, and Dale Yahnke

Harley Sefton, Maryanne Carlin, Julie Yahnke, Teresa Stivers, Rita Szczotka, and Dale Yahnke

House of Sacred Flame pearl and crystal bracelet

House of Sacred Flame pearl and crystal bracelet

Brendan & Michelle Ozanne with Dawn & Randy Grossman

Brendan & Michelle Ozanne with Dawn & Randy Grossman

Guests admiring the Silent Auction selection

Guests admiring the Silent Auction selection

Jon Sandoval

Jon Sandoval

Leslie and Jim Levinson

Leslie and Jim Levinson

Feaured Restaurant Old Venice

Feaured Restaurant Old Venice

Rajah Gainey and Bob Duggan

Rajah Gainey and Bob Duggan

Sue Evans, Ed Earl, Teresa Stivers, and Mary Frame

Sue Evans, Ed Earl, Teresa Stivers, and Mary Frame

Tracey Ross and Guests

Tracey Ross and Guests

Chef Jeffrey Strauss, Featured Restaurant Pamplemousse Grille

Chef Jeffrey Strauss, Featured Restaurant Pamplemousse Grille

Lee Wills Irvine of Qualcomm and Guests

Lee Wills Irvine of Qualcomm and Guests

Art Candland of TEAM and Guests

Art Candland of TEAM and Guests

Lisa Betyar and Karl Walter with Guests

Lisa Betyar and Karl Walter with Guests

Jorge Ruiz de Castilla enjoying the 2010 Abstract from Featured Winery Orin Swift Cellars

Jorge Ruiz de Castilla enjoying the 2010 Abstract from Featured Winery Orin Swift Cellars

Event Chair Michelle Ozanne

Event Chair Michelle Ozanne

Terri Kelly, Michael Rubey, and Rita & Michael Szczotka

Terri Kelly, Michael Rubey, and Rita & Michael Szczotka

Craig Gainor with Guests

Craig Gainor with Guests

Fred Baranowski and Guest

Fred Baranowski and Guest

Anthony Turnbull and Lillian Payne

Anthony Turnbull and Lillian Payne

Jim Herr, Gretchen Sorensen and Guest

Jim Herr, Gretchen Sorensen and Guest

Debra & David Schwartz, Mission Federal Credit Union

Debra & David Schwartz, Mission Federal Credit Union

10th Annual Wine D'Vine Sponsors

  Presenting Sponsor


VIP Reception Sponsor


Enthusiast Sponsors

           

            


Advocate Sponsors

Balboa Travel, Prime Time Fine Jewelry & Watches, TW2 Marketing

Collectors Sponsors

AmericanWest Bank, Beamer, Lauth, Steinley & Bond, LLP

Chase Bank, Jones Lang LaSalle

Tasters Sponsors

Jeanette Amen & Steven Martin

Charles H. Dick, Jr., Attorney-at-Law, Jones Day, Ware Malcomb

Featured Restaurants


        

 

      

Featured Wineries

      

 

        

10th Annual Wine D'Vine Event Committee

Auction

Rochelle Drumm

Audio Visual

David Schnell, Sabrina Green

PR & Marketing

Dale Ganzow

Restaurants & Wineries

Jeffrey Strauss, Hilary Vrem

Sponsorships

Maryanne Carlin

Members

Tim Bacino, Amani Bernstein, Lisa Betyar, Art Candland

Paul Gooding, Arlene Lieberman, Ward Ozaeta

Margie Robinson-Duff, Tracey Ross, Jorge Ruiz de Castilla, Rita Szczotka