MAY 16, 2017

Please join us for a heartfelt and fun evening, with an extraordinary moving program, as we honor our community partners
who have committed to helping abused and neglected children in foster care in Los Angeles County

Entertainment By


Mary Beth Evans
Emmy Award winning TV Actress and CASA Volunteer


Mary Beth Evans
CASA Volunteer and TV Actress

A four-time Daytime Emmy winning actress and producer, Mary Beth Evans is most known for her role as Kayla Brady Johnson on Days of Our Lives. A 30-year veteran of daytime TV, Mary Beth is also known for her roles Katherine Bell on General Hospital, Sierra Esteban Drake on As The World Turns and Sara Garrett on the Emmy-winning digital series THE BAY.

Mary Beth has also delighted primetime audiences with recurring and guest appearances on Chasing Life, Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, Nip Tuck, Body of Proof and Monk, to name a few. A wife and mother of three, Mary Beth is also an entrepreneur who ran a successful mail order pie company for nearly 10 years. In 2015, Mary Beth launched a lifestyle blog, PLANK (, where she inspires readers with her weekly posts about lifestyle, health, family and more.

Mary Beth has been a CASA/LA volunteer for four years, during which time she has been a dedicated fundraiser for the organization.



Freeform’s “The Fosters”

Freeform’s “The Fosters”

“The Fosters” is a compelling, one-hour drama about a multi-ethnic family mix of adopted and biological teenaged kids being raised by two moms. Stef Adams Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her wife, Lena Adams Foster, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef’s biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon; their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus; and adopted siblings, Jude and his half-sister Callie.

Teri Polo as Stef Adams Foster
Sherri Saum as Lena Adams Foster
Hayden Byerly as Jude Adams Foster
Noah Centineo as Jesus Adams Foster
David Lambert as Brandon Foster
Maia Mitchell as Callie Adams Foster
Danny Nucci as Mike Foster
Cierra Ramirez as Mariana Adams Foster

Jennifer Lopez
Bradley Bredeweg
Peter Paige
Joanna Johnson
Greg Gugliotta
Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas
Benny Medina


For over sixty years, SHARE, Inc. has provided critical support to help children who are developmentally disabled, abused, and neglected. These funds support treatment, research, prevention, vocational training, and independent living skills programs – many of the programs and facilities so vital to children with special needs.








Special Recognition to Dilys Tosteson Garcia, Former CEO, CASA of Los Angeles

5:30pm Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction
6:30pm – 9:30pm Dinner, Entertainment, Award Presentations

The gala will once again be hosted by Dax Shepard.  Attended by 800 guests, the gala aims to raise $1.2 million for CASA/LA programs benefiting foster children in LA County.

Event and Table Sponsorships are available now, as well as individual tickets.  Please also consider donating to our silent or live auction!


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For information on the 5th Annual Evening to Foster Dreams gala, please contact Tara Grand at 323.859.2888 x6311 or

For media inquiries, please contact Brian McWilliams at Spelling Communications via email at

A very special thank you to our 2017 committee! Please view a complete list HERE.

Thank you to our 5th Annual Evening to Foster Dreams Gala sponsors!

Carolyn and Lou Lucido

Marilyn and Steve Bloom
Susie and Bruce Herron

Johnny Carson Foundation
Grandpoint Bank
Carolyn and Lou Lucido
Deena and Edward Nahmias
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Susan and Eric Smidt
Thomas Smith and Alan Kosa
US Bancorp Fund Services, LLC
Harriet Zaretsky and Steve Henry

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Judy and Tom Beckmen
Beverly Hills Rotary Club
BNY Mellon
Pippa and Jeremy Davies
Sean Dayani
Fox Rothschild, LLP
Frandzel Robins Bloom & Csato, LC
JP Morgan
Lori Kozak
Allyson Pfeifer
Anna and Ray Randall
Frances and Roger Ridlehoover
Marshal and Jerri Safron
LA Trial Lawyers Charities
Ralph Walter
Wells Fargo

Ahearn Insurance Brokerage
Joan and Marshall August
The Office of Supervisor Kathryn Barger, 5th District
The David Bohnett Foundation
Cathay Bank
City National Bank
Community Bank
Cynthia and Peter Csato
Dillbeck Real Estate
Andrea and Ronald Hein
Susan and Edward Justice
Longo Toyota-Scion-Lexus
Lesnick Prince & Pappas, LLP
Munger Tolles & Olson, LLP
Annica and James Newton Howard
The Office of Hilda L. Solis, 1st District
Tanner Mainstain Glynn & Johnson
Patricia and Anthony Trendacosta
Jean and Robert Youngquist

(as of 3/24/2017)

Click here to view photos from the 2016 Gala.

Evening to Foster Dreams past honorees include the Honorable Richard J. Riordan, Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries, Frank and Allison Addante, Jensen + Partners/ZGF Architects, Renne Bilson, Jan Brice, Harriet Zaretsky and NBC4 Southern California.