The Angels are a group of volunteers who organize three annual fundraising events and host four children events annually and serve as a fundraising auxiliary. Our mission is to foster interest and community involvement in Casa Pacifica, engage in fundraising activities, solicit in-kind gifts for programs, and volunteer hours for programs.
Whether joining a committee and planning events, volunteering the day of the event or participating through your Angel membership fee, each Angel has a heart made of gold, the attitude of a saint, and the strong desire to make a difference! If we’ve just described you, consider becoming an Angel!
Planning for the fundraising events and children’s parties begins months in advance and Angels members are invited to join one or more of the event planning committees or sub-committees.
We realize not everyone can give of their time to volunteer for these kinds of activities, but just joining the Angels is doing a lot for the kids of Casa Pacifica as your membership fee contributes to funding the Children’s Parties and the fundraising events.
Register or renew your Angels Membership online at:
When the campus was completed in 1994 and children began to live in its emergency shelter and residential treatment center cottages, the Angels added planning and decorating four Children’s Parties each year to their volunteer efforts:
Held each June at the end of the school year, the Prom is a special event for all the kids of Casa Pacifica – from infant to teens – and includes prepared by Casa Pacifica’s excellent kitchen staff and served up by Angels, Amigos, and community volunteers. more...
Annual End-of-Summer Party
Hosted at the Calamigos Ranch for the past few years, the children and the staff enjoy a great day of picnic-style games and barbeque lunch round out this wonderful celebration of the end of summer. more...
Held in Casa Pacifica’s hauntingly transformed gymnasium, each year the Angels collaborate with the Amigos and the College Hires group from Amgen to create a highly-creative, intricately designed, dark, scary, and surprise-filled haunted maze! more...
Christmas Holiday Party
A special and memorable evening for Casa Pacifica’s children, the Angels Children’s Events co-chairs and their team always come up with a wonderful theme and entertainment for the annual dinner. more...
In addition to the above mentioned events and parties, the Angels also:
Host the Fall Membership Event
An evening a Boccaccio’s in Westlake Village where current Angel and Amigo members bring their friends to learn more about Casa Pacifica and sign up to join the Angels and Amigos fun!
Volunteer at the Children’s Holiday Boutique
This annual event offers Casa Pacifica’s children the opportunity to ‘shop’ for holiday gifts (which have all been donated) for important people in their lives – family members, social workers, care staff, and friends. The Angels are on hand to wrap each gift in splendor and with love, so each child has something special to hand to their loved-one.
From the inception of the Angels Auxiliary in the late 1980s as the entity focused on fundraising much of the money necessary to bring Casa Pacifica to reality (the first Angels Ball was held long before Casa Pacifica was ever built), the Angels Auxiliary has continued over the years in its essential fundraising role, organizing, hosting Casa Pacifica’s three major fundraising events: Angels Ball, Wine & Food Festival, and Spotlight on Fashion Show.
Wine & Food Festival
Voted the “Best Cultural Event of Ventura County” for several years in a row, the Wine & Food Festival has grown into a premier, must-attend event. The Festival offers delicious samples from more than 150 renowned wineries, 25 marvelous breweries, and over 85 food exhibitors – restaurants, bakeries, caterers, and food specialty shoppes – along with continuous entertainment throughout the day, and a terrific silent auction.
View Official Casa Pacifica Wine & Food Festival website
Spotlight on Style Fashion Show
A wonderful afternoon of delicious food and high-style fashion, the Spotlight on Style Fashion Show also offers excellent boutique shopping from unique, high-quality clothing, accessories, and home goods vendors. more…
Patty Turnage, President
Susan Burgos, Children’s Events Co-Chair - Creative Director
Patricia Cordover, VP Ways & Means, Spotlight on Style Fashion Show Chair
Kristin Eaton, Secretary
Melanie Higashi, Children’s Events Co-Chair - Operations Management & Angels Ball Co-Chair
Barbara Ito, Angels Ball Co-Chair
Cindy Jaks, Marketing/Communications Liaison
Linda Landau, Children’s Events Co-Chair - Director of Personnel
Cheryl Johnson, Treasurer
Carol Kirschbaum, Parliamentarian, Past President
Michelle Sievers, Membership Chair
Marilyn Stoddard, Program Chair
Michelle Paschen, VP Ways & Means - Wine & Food Festival
Jane Semones, Children’s Events Co-Chair - Operations Management
Bruce Barrios, Entertainment Co-Chair
Maria & Juan Godinez, Yummies Co-Chair
Pam Grenier, Silent Auction Co-Chair
Barbara Ito, Sponsorship Co-Chair
Cindy Jaks & Michelle Paschen, Food Exhibitor Co-Chairs
Karen Ferguson & Candice Dalan, Adult Volunteer Co-Chairs
Cindy Currie Madden, Student Volunteers Co-Chair
Debbie Simpson & Sonny Grenier, Operations Co-Chairs
Debbie Oliver & Shelley Mullaney, Wine, Brew & Beverage Exhibitor Co-Chairs