On Sunday, we were granted a brief respite from the recent heat wave for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue. Once again, WBH Founder and President Barbara Goldberg opened up her home and beautiful backyard for the afternoon festivities.
On Sunday, May 1st, Linda and Judd Swarzman generously hosted Wells Bring Hope’s “Afternoon of Jazz” in their beautiful Encino home. It was a bluebird day as Wells Bring Hope supporters made preparations amid green grass and a waterfall flowing into the shimmering pool, all surrounded by colorful flowerbeds, a perfect setting for a lovely afternoon.
On Sunday, September 27th, local philanthropist Stanley Black generously welcomed Wells Bring Hope back for our annual fundraiser. Although it was a hot day, the canopy of trees provided much needed shade and the 2 ½ acre estate was a feast for the eyes.
Cassie Ballard hosted a wonderful fundraiser at The Woodman on July 29th to raise money for Wells Bring Hope.
We were surprised by an unusual summer storm, but the rain could not dampen the spirits of the volunteers and supporters who gathered at the home of WBH Founder and President Barbara Goldberg for the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue. Weather for the event started off warm and clear, but halfway through the skies darkened, and rain sent everyone scurrying. The team immediately rallied together to move the whole party inside in record time, and everyone quickly resumed eating, drinking, and enjoying each other’s company inside Barbara’s lovely home.
Through its charitable giving, the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table Foundation aims to build stronger families and communities around the globe. WBH supporter Judd Swarzman is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, and on Wednesday, June 3rd , he and his wife Linda presented Wells Bring Hope with a $5,000 grant from the MDRT Foundation.
On the evening of Wednesday, June 3rd, the clouds parted and the sun appeared just in time for Wells Bring Hope’s First Annual Donor Appreciation Event. About fifty of Wells Bring Hope’s most enthusiastic supporters braved rush hour traffic to join us or dinner in Culver City. Ed Keebler, WBH’s newest board member, and his wife Anne Dalton generously hosted the evening at their fabulous restaurant – Bucato.
Thanks to Adrian Paul of The PEACE Fund for throwing an incredibly sucessful celebrity poker tournament, which raised enough money for Wells Bring Hope to drill two wells in Niger!
As you drive east on Sunset Boulevard toward Beverly Hills, you’ll pass a house that’s sure to catch your eye. Its life-sized, amusing sculptures can’t be missed. You’ll ask yourself, “I wonder who lives there?” and “What else is behind those gates?”
On July 13th, local Wells Bring Hope volunteers gathered at the home of Founder and President Barbara Goldberg for the annual summer barbecue.