Voices for Children (VFC) held its 16th annual Starry Starry Night Gala at the Sahm Estate at Del Dios Ranch in September, co-chaired by Becca and Jason Craig, Cambra and Randy Finch, and Zoe and Eric Kleinbub. Over 400 guests enjoyed cocktail hour, a custom menu by Chef Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, an exciting live auction, and the premiere of the short film Dear CASA. The event grossed $1.5 million in support of VFC’s Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, which will provide a CASA volunteer to hundreds of abused, abandoned, or neglected children in foster care in San Diego County.

VFC hosts several information sessions each month for community members interested in learning more about becoming a CASA volunteer. Upcoming sessions are Dec. 15 and 19 and Jan. 4, 12, and 24. Learn more at www.speakupnow.org.