Since the health climate prevented us from hosting our 2020 BE GREAT Gala–our premier annual fundraising event–as a traditional, in-person celebration, we decided to host a unique Wine and Whiskey Experience in its place. The event was an exclusive and entertaining evening that included wine and whiskey tastings with sommeliers from our partners at Hi-Time Wine Cellars and Brown-Forman, suggested pairings, and a silent auction while remaining focused on the Club’s mission, vision, and response to the changing needs in our communities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are incredibly grateful to the supporters who joined us for our first interactive, live-streamed, online event and helped us exceed our fundraising goal. If you were unable to join us for the Wine and Whiskey Experience, or if you’d like to watch it again for a refresher on the wines and whiskeys we sampled, we’ve linked it here.

Please join us in a virtual standing ovation to show our gratitude to the Wine and Whiskey event sponsors for their generous support. Sponsors include:

  • Platinum Sponsors: Joe MacPherson Foundation and loanDepot
  • Titanium Sponsors: Haskell & White and PIMCO
  • Gold Sponsors: City National Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Frome Family Foundation, Gooding-Barry Family, Hyundai Capital, Mike & Charlene Immell, and Travis & Candice Whitten
  • Silver Sponsors: American Business Bank, Mike & Mary Kay Groff, Snell & Wilmer, SoCal Gas, Dave & Robyn Stauffer, Dave & Judy Threshie, and Frank & Shannon Tucker

All funds raised during the Wine and Whiskey Experience are supporting our Club’s efforts to continue doing Whatever It Takes to support the youth and families in our communities, especially during these ongoing, challenging times. If you or your company would like to find meaningful ways you can get involved to support the youth, families, and communities we serve, please contact David Blair. To make a gift, donate now.

On behalf of the more than 9,000 youth we serve throughout central Orange County, THANK YOU to every supporter, partner, and volunteer who has helped contribute to our Club’s growth and success. You are impacting greatness, and we are grateful you are part of our Club family.