Embark on a wild adventure with Villa Esperanza Services at our annual Blue & White Fundraising Gala! This year, we are "Wild About Villa," celebrating Villa's passionate commitment to providing love, care, and hope for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Villa's personalized services, dedicated staff, and continuum of care over the course of a lifetime create a special haven for our children, adults, and seniors.

As part of the evening's festivities, we are pleased to honor Richard Mooney of Kensington Caterers. Richard has been a steadfast supporter of Villa's mission for nearly 20 years - generously donating to the capital campaign and program support. Over the years, his live auction item donations have raised thousand of dollars for Villa. He is a wonderful Villa ambassador in the community, featuring Villa in his catering newsletters and website, and a dedicated friend of Villa.

Saturday, April 27, 2024
The Langham Huntington Hotel

Richard Mooney, Kensington Caterers
25th Annual Guardian Angel Award Recipient

If you are interested in donating an auction item, please click the button below to be taken to our auction donation site!

If you are attending the event, please click through for more information about your tickets. Please be advised that if you have RSVP'd with us, then you are all set! We will check you in at the event as usual. However, like last year, our online platform requires all event attendees receive electronically generated "tickets" and we want to minimize confusion as best we can. Click the link below to read more details.

Thank You to Our 2024 Gala Sponsors!

  • Tracy and Dick Hirrel
    Lisa and Tim Sloan

  • Richard Mooney,
    Kensington Caterers

  • Chris Benter
    Ricki and Joel Robinson

  • Anonymous
    Debby and Juan Casillas
    Chang and Lee
    Rose Ann Hall
    Penny and Steve Ledbetter
    Margaret Morris Norton and Richard Norton:
    In Memory of Kathy, Gene, and Mary Hess
    Jeri and Tim Wright

  • Mary and Tom Bristow
    Michelle and Reiner De Los Santos,
    TRG Fire Systems
    C.W. Driver
    Sally De Witt
    S.L. Leonard & Associates, Inc.
    Maryann McKinley
    In Memory of David McKinley
    Dora Page
    Kelly White
    Patty and Bob Zuber

  • Anonymous
    Margaret and Ken Blair
    Margo and Dan Bruich
    Yun and Rich Byrd
    Cerity Partners
    Judith and Stanley Farrar
    Judy Gain
    Laura and Rick Jacobs
    LA County Board of Supervisors - 5th District, The Honorable Kathryn Barger
    James McDermott and Cynthia Kurtz
    Angie and Fritz Miller
    Susan McGuirl and Bob Musselman
    Angie and Fritz Miller
    Gioia and Larry Pastre
    Patsy and William Pinney
    Clif and Candace Smith
    Sarah Soifer and Cameron Yamaguchi
    Casey and Dan Solomon
    Maryann Seduski and David Stuteville
    Jeannie and Peter Vaughn

For the past 63 years, Villa Esperanza Services has been proudly serving the community by providing diverse programs for intellectually/developmentally disabled children, adults, and seniors in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Villa is a unique service provider, offering individualized programs and a continuum of care over the course of a lifetime. We change lives-from teaching a child with autism how to say "hello;" to giving an adult with Down syndrome the skills to earn a paycheck and the pride of having a job; to providing an intellectually disabled senior the opportunity to give back to the community through volunteering and helping others.

The need for Villa's services are as important as ever. After weathering the pandemic years with a mix of in-person and virtual services for all of our programs, Villa is thrilled to have all programs fully open and in-person. We are delighted to have the students join us back on campus receiving educational and therapeutic services full time. Our adult day programs are thriving with participants enjoying community field trips again as well as fun activities like crafts, games, and more. Our dedicated staff continue to provide care every day for all our adults living in our seven residential homes. In addition, services for individuals in our Independent Living Skills and Employment services are still in progress.

Villa's annual Blue & White gala raises funds so we can continue this important work. All proceeds support Villa's programs for children, adults, and seniors with special needs. Together, we will ensure that Villa can continue providing love, care, and hope to our children, adults, and seniors, and their families.

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