photos by MELISSA JACOBS AND LOWELL TINDELL

Starry Starry Night

Voices for Children raised more than $1.3 million at its signature fundraising gala, Starry Starry Night. Tropical flowers and colorful décor evoked the South Pacific event theme, with Polynesian drums, dancers, and the ceremonial conch shell call welcoming the 330 guests into dinner. Other highlights of the evening included craft cocktails, dancing, a live auction, and the premiere screening of That Is My CASA. For 36 years, Voices for Children has advocated for the rights and well-being of San Diego’s foster children. The net proceeds from Starry Starry Night will provide Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers to 426 abused and neglected children living in San Diego County foster care. Learn more at www.speakupnow.org.