Evening of hope benefits Boys Hope Girls Hope

December 11, 2008|By Robin SinclairCommunity Correspondent

Boys Hope Girls Hope’s 11th Evening of Hope Raises $75,000 and Featured the 2008 Broadway Musical, The Color Purple 

Costa Mesa, CA – November 23,  2008

 Boys Hope Girls Hope of California hosted its annual “Evening of Hope” at the Orange County Performing Arts Center to see the 2008 Broadway musical  The Color Purple with a pre-reception at the Westin South Coast Plaza .  150 attended the 11th annual fundraiser and $80,000 was raised to benefit the non-profit.

The event included many of Orange County and Los Angeles’ most influential corporate and civic leaders. The prominent sponsors and guests included:


Underwriter of tickets – Damien and Yvonne Jordan

Diamond Sponsors

Kirwan Family Foundation

Heidi Hall & Steve Guzowski 

Emerald Sponsors

Benjamin & Carmela Du

Ruby Sponsors

Arrowhead Direct

Barbara & Ed Arienti

Deloitte/Doug & Dana McCaulley

GE Commercial Distribution Finance/Peter & Diane Lannon

Sandra Mitchell Family

Theresa C. Morrison

The Yoshimura Family

Sapphire Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Mike Brown

Mater Dei High School

Richard Meyer

Mr. &Mrs. Mitch Shatzen

Ken & Barbara Strottman

Pearl Sponsors

Dr. & Mrs. Carl E. Bozzo/Mira Loma Corporation

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Rekoon

Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, a gourmet dinner with presentation and a trip to the theater to watch The Color Purple, as well as an opportunity to hear inspirational stories of HOPE and triumph from two of their finest scholars.

Through the generosity of sponsors, underwriters, volunteers, and staff, the Annual Evening of Hope event has become more successful, as not only a fundraiser, but also as successful in inspiring HOPE (Homes, Opportunities, Positive Parenting and Education) for our scholars.

About Boys Hope Girls Hope


Boys Hope Girls Hope of Southern California helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.

For more information, please visit or call 949-515-8833. 

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