Camarillo, CA – The Casa Pacifica Angels Spotlight on Style Fashion Show returned for its 19th year via virtual platform on Saturday, November 21st. Susan and Ken Bauer returned as hosts for the newly revamped event which featured returning celebrity fashion designer Kevan Hall. Hall showcased his beautiful 2020 collection in an exclusive pre-recorded fashion show which included a behind-the-scenes look at his creative process. Sponsors, and guests of their choosing, received Four Seasons Hotel brunch boxes delivered to their doorstops the morning of the Show. The deluxe brunch box included brunch favorites and bubbly for guests to enjoy while watching the program in the safety of their own homes. The extensive online silent auction spanned the entire weekend, opening Friday morning and ending Sunday at 5 PM. Popular items included a 2-night stay in the Presidential Suite at Mandalay Bay Embassy Suites, a private helicopter tour, a Four Seasons spa treatment, and golf foursomes.
In spite of this year’s challenges surrounding events, Casa Pacifica managed to gross over $95,000 through their virtual Spotlight on Style. In conjunction with the Fashion Show by Kevan Hall, the online program also featured Casa Pacifica staff underscoring the need for the agency’s programs and services and the importance of community involvement in the ability to continue providing those services. The highlight of the video was an intimate interview with Fatima, a former Casa Pacifica resident who, alongside her foster mom, shared her journey through the foster care system which ended at Casa Pacifica and ultimately led to her foster family.
Lori Silvey and Maureen Turley-Gutierrez, chairpersons of the 2020 Spotlight on Style, and their Spotlight on Style Committee have worked diligently to create another fantastic fashion show despite the challenging circumstances this year presented. “I feel this year’s annual Spotlight on Style might be the most important in Casa Pacifica’s 26 year-history. As we face unprecedented obstacles, it’s crucial we provide hope and help to our children who need and deserve it,” said Silvey of this year’s event.
Along with returning hosts Susan and Ken Bauer, other Spotlight on Style sponsors include Style Sponsor: Susan Burgos; Spotlight Sponsors: The Cassar Family, Bill and Jewell Gerald Powell; Haute Couture Sponsors: Beach Law Group, Porta-Stor, and Procter & Gamble; Couture Sponsors: Boskovich Farms; Designer Sponsors – City National Bank, Patricia Cordover, Five Star Bookkeeping, Susan & Sheldon Malchicoff, Lori & Bryan Silvey, Roz Warner, M.D. & Michael Hogan, M.D., Monetta & Mark Williams, Oksana & Kim Zussman, DDS.
All proceeds from the Spotlight on Style Fashion Show support Casa Pacifica’s therapeutic programs and services that bring healing and hope to vulnerable children and youth struggling with complex mental health issues due circumstances that placed them into foster care, and youth whose mental health challenges are disrupting and destabilizing their family homes.
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for foster or at-risk children in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Its mission is to restore hope, enhance resilience, and strengthen community connections for children, young adults and families at the most challenging times of their lives. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers ten community-based programs designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes and communities. One of those community based programs is their foster family agency, which recruits and trains families for potential placement with a foster youth. Camino a Casa by Casa Pacifica is a private insurance program designed to offer Casa Pacifica’s high-quality mental health services to private insurance youth. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.