F O R I M M E D I A T E R E L E A S E
CASA PACIFICA CENTERS FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
A California Non-profit 501(C)(3)
Contact: Carrie Hughes
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Casa Pacifica Approaches Expected “Building New Foundations of Hope” Groundbreaking with Capital Campaign Donor Reception
Camarillo, CA – On Tuesday, August 30th, Casa Pacifica hosted a special Pre-Groundbreaking reception at Twenty88 Gourmet Fusion restaurant in Camarillo to update donors who have given to the first phase of the $21 million “Building New Foundations of Hope” Capital Campaign, along with other friends of Casa Pacifica. Roz Warner, M.D., Casa Pacifica Board of Directors President; Dr. Steven Elson, Chief Executive Officer; Vicki Murphy, Chief Advancement Officer & Director of Alumni Services; and Sean Baker and William Powell, two of the three Capital Campaign Co-Chairs (Dan Selleck was unable to attend), spoke about the objectives of the building project, how the community – children and families – will be impacted, progress of the Campaign to date, and recognized volunteers and donors who have given $100,000 or more to the Campaign. The members of the Campaign cabinet were also recognized, including its chairpersons Bill Kearney and Chuck Cohen, for their volunteer commitment to the project. The Campaign Co-Chairs were pleased to announce that $13.8 million has been raised to date, with only $2.8 million remaining to meet the first phase goal of $16.6 million! In addition, they were proud to reveal that groundbreaking will take place in November 2016.
Three donors who have given $1 million or more to the Campaign were individually recognized and Michael Powers, CEO of Ventura County, was presented a yellow hard hat bearing the name of the County of Ventura (which has donated $3 million to the project). The other two top level donors - Bettina Chandler ($1.5 million), and the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation ($5 million) – were unable to attend the reception. In addition, white hard hats were presented to Campaign donors who were recognized at $100,000 or more.
The evening’s festivities also included a special Twenty88 cocktail created just for the occasion – the Casatini. Two videos were shown, one about the Campaign and the other highlighting our alumni involvement. And, 19-year-old Casa Pacifica alumna Brandy Olalia shared her story and the terrific impact Casa Pacifica has had on her life and bright future.
To learn more about the Building New Foundations of Hope Capital Campaign project, please visit the website at www.hopeforcasapacifica.org or contact the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.
About Casa Pacifica Center for Children and Families
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families is a crisis-care and residential treatment facility for abused, neglected, 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 along with its campus-based programs administers a number of community-based programs which are designed with the intent to strengthen families and keep children in their homes. For more information about Casa Pacifica, please visit its website www.casapacifica.org or call the Development Department at (805) 445-7800.