RANCHO SANTA FE — On Oct. 17, Kerman Beriker, managing director of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, hosted a party for patrons of Casa de Amparo’s Crystal Ball Gala.
The patron party is an invitation-only event honoring those who have donated $1,000 or more. This is the sixth year the event has been sponsored by The Inn. Live music was provided by pianist Ted King.
Beriker, who has lived and worked around the world, speaks of San Diego as “the most charitable community I’ve ever experienced.”
Casa de Amparo provides programs and services to San Diego’s abused, abandoned and neglected children and their families with focus on the special needs on each individual child. The Crystal Ball Gala, held Oct. 30 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, is a major fundraising event drawing more than 300 philanthropists from San Diego’s North County.
Executive Chef John Beriker created a menu of hors d’oeuvres and desserts.
Honored patrons included Bio Clean Environmental, Scott and Kathleen Bushouse, California Bank & Trust, Ed and Gigi Cramer, Cutler–Hammer, Stuart Fearnley and Karen Kogut, Lou and Judy Ferrero, Brad and Marilynn Forrester , General Electric Company, Gary and Barbara Gentskow, Mike and Pat Hayward, Jim and Charlene Hooker, Catherine Hyndman , Dawn Leeds, Herb and Sharon Lurie, Diane Martin , OneSource Distributors, Cathy Paulsen, Philips Lighting, Al and Lee Ann Puglisi, Ed Mazzetta and Bruce Rogers, Richard and Jeri Rovsek, Jerry and Sharon Stein, Thomas and Betts Corporation, Wells Fargo Bank Escondido, Wells Fargo Bank Rancho Santa Fe and Western Tube & Conduit Corporation.
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