A Magical Night Benefiting Women in Need
Do you believe in magic? We sure do! Thanks to you, the 20th Annual WISEPlace Gala was a record-breaking night!
An Evening in Wonderland raised an unparalleled $265,000 , which more than doubled our past fundraising events. The support of our gala sponsors and underwriters were key to the event's success, as well as Honoree Harriet Harris generous contribution of the night's leading gift of $25,000!
Our sold out crowd of 225 guests made this event truly unforgettable. Thank you to everyone who purchased an auction item, raffle ticket, or made a contribution. Your generosity made this evening a rousing success for the women experiencing homelessness served by WISEPlace!!
The mission of the gala was brought home by moving remarks from Kristen Zampa-Dawson . A WISEPlace graduate, Kristen described her personal journey from homelessness to independence. She shared, "At WISEPlace, I learned new skills, got a job, and started to rebuild my life. I am whole again." Thank you Kristen for being an inspiration to our current WISEPlace participants and supporters alike.
During the program, we were excited to announce that we have joined with an outstanding development partner, Jamboree Housing Corporation , to help us expand our goal of adding permanent supportive housing to WISEPlace. With Jamboree's partnership, more women will come into their own secure space where they can begin to heal and thrive. Stay tuned for more details of this exciting, new shared vision in the coming months!
Individual Honoree Harriet Harris
Corporate Honoree Bill Hirsch
We were also proud to recognize our Individual Honoree Harriet Harris and our Corporate Honoree, Bill Hirsch of Affordable Housing Access . These outstanding honorees have given generously of their time, talent, and treasure to WISEPlace and we are grateful for their ongoing support.

We are thrilled that you were part of this special night and hope that you are inspired to continue to support WISEPlace and its mission to provide housing and hope for unaccompanied women experiencing homelessness.
Relive the Gala Through Photos!
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Proceeds from An Evening in Wonderland benefit WISEPlace , a place of housing and hope for unaccompanied, homeless women in Orange County.

In addition to providing shelter and meals, WISEPlace provides counseling, job training, and other support services to prepare the women toward a path of personal stability.

You can continue to make a difference! Please consider including WISEPlace in your annual charitable giving. Every dollar you donate goes toward taking a woman off of the streets. Have some free time to donate? We would love to have your help at WISEPlace as a volunteer.

Click the buttons below to learn more about how you can provide a helping hand to women experiencing homelessness in Orange County.

All my best,
Brateil Aghasi
Executive Director
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