2013 Lunar New Year Casino Night Gala Fundraiser

Feb 28th 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Unici Casa in Culver City, CA

Unici Casa

Thank you to all Sponsors and Attendees who came to our 2013 Casino Night Fundraising Gala on Feb 28th!!  It was a truly spectacular night!  Aston Martin's were rumbling, Cocktails were flowing, and guests gambled and bid the night away!  


Here are some Highlights of the Night:

  • Not 1, not 2, but 3 Aston Martin's were showcased at the venue!! Aston Martin Beverly Hills generously donated a drive experience for the night's auction
  • Lion Dancers from the the San Gabriel Valley Chinese Cultural Association kicked off the night with a loud and festive dance
  • Special Guests of the Night -- Grant Recipients - Alberto & family, Abbie & family, and Aidan (the Foundation's inspiration) attended the Gala!  They felt extra special and really appreciated being there with all our supporters.
  • Poker Tournament Winner -- Dr. Victor Ho  (Aidan's uncle, Oral Surgeon, AREF's DJ extraordinaire; and hardcore Lakers fan who donated his 3rd row tickets)
  • Big Money raised from Live Auction Items:
    • Inspirato Vacation -- $8,000  -- Congrats and Thanks, Dean!
    • Aston Martin Drive Weekend -- $2,000  -- Congrats and Thanks, Richard!
    • Cocktail Bar Party  -- $1,250  Two sold  -- Congrats and Thanks, Luan, and Susan!
    • Crustacean Dinner for 10  --  $2,750  Two sold  -- Congrats and Thanks, Moira, and Dean!
    • Sarloos & Sons Winery Tour and Dinner  --  $2,000  -- Congrats and Thanks, Brett!

Lots of fun and silly pics were taken at the Photo Booth.  Check them out here.