Casa Pacifica’s Fashion Show and Luncheon Raises Money For Borderline Shooting Victims

Casa Pacifica’s Spotlight on Style Fashion Show and Luncheon Raises Money For Borderline Shooting Victims and Foster & At-Risk Youth

Westlake Village, CA – The Casa Pacifica Angels presented their 17th Annual Spotlight on Style fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, November 17th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The runway fashion show produced by Carin Holmenas Productions featured collections from Robert Ellis. The long-historied event was hosted by Susan and Ken Bauer and emceed by recently retired Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean.

Boutique shopping

Guests enjoyed a champagne reception while shopping a fabulous selection of high-end boutiques offering everything from unique accessories to the perfect one-of-a-kind gifts. After enjoying a gourmet lunch catered by the Four Seasons, attendees heard remarks from Casa Pacifica’s CEO Dr. Steven Elson, Director of Development & Public Relations Carrie L. Hughes, and COO Vicki Murphy. A highlight of the afternoon was the Casa Pacifica Youth Fashion Show which preceded the main Robert Ellis fashion show. The youth brought everyone in the ballroom to their feet and reminded people why they had come to support Casa Pacifica in the first place.

Spotlight on Style Emcee – Recently retired Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean

An addition to the beautiful afternoon were the centerpieces created by The Growing Company in Ventura which were raffled at each table. Over $5,500 was raised for the Borderline shooting victims and will be donated to the dedicated fund established at the Ventura County Community Foundation.  

Lori Silvey and Parry Weet O’Brien, chairpersons of the 2018 “Spotlight on Style,” and their Spotlight on Style Committee worked diligently to create another fantastic Spotlight on Style at the Four Seasons Hotel. Top level fashion show sponsors included:  Hosts – Susan & Ken Bauer; Spotlight Sponsors – The Cassar Family, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, and The Van Huisen Family;  Haute Couture Sponsors – Frank & Betty Hiji, Procter & Gamble, Neiman Marcus Topanga, and The Volk Charitable Foundation; Couture Sponsors – City National Bank, Bill & Jewell Gerald Powell, Sigrid’s Books, Michael W. McCarthy, DDS, and Porta-Stor; Designer Sponsors – Five Star Bookkeeping, Ed O’Brien & Parry Weet O’Brien, Home Helpers, Boskovich Farms, Susan Burgos, The Hopps Group at Morgan Stanley, and California Giant Berry.

Spotlight on Style hosts Susan & Ken Bauer

All other proceeds from the Spotlight on Style Fashion Show directly 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 CEO Dr. Steven Elson


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. The agency is the largest non-profit provider of children’s mental health services in both counties and administers a number of community-based programs designed to strengthen families and keep children in their homes and communities. Casa Pacifica is also a foster family agency, which recruits and trains families for potential placement with a foster youth. For more information about Casa Pacifica visit its or call the Development & Public Relations Department at (805) 445-7800.

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