Sunday, April 28th, 2024

5:00pm to 8:00pm

San Gabriel Country Club
350 E. Hermosa Dr. San Gabriel, CA  91776

Reception and Dinner

Opportunity Drawing and Live Auction

Cocktail Attire

Complimentary Valet Parking

Please RSVP is closed.

As we celebrate our 75th Anniversary at the Circle of Hope Gala, HFS would like to express our deep gratitude to the following honorees:

Bishops John Harvey Taylor and J. Jon Bruno pose for a selfie in 2017. Photo: John Taylor

The Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese and The Rt. Rev. J. Jon Bruno, VI Bishop of Los Angeles

Bishop Bruno gave HFS a new home in 2007 when the agency became an institution of the Diocese, and since then, the Diocese has steadfastly supported our life-changing work.
We lost Bishop Bruno in April of 2021, but he will be represented by his son and daughter-in-law who are currently on the HFS Board of Directors, Phil and Mary Bannan Bruno. Representing the Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese will be the current Bishop, The Rt. Rev. John H. Taylor, and his wife Kathleen O’Connor.

The California Endowment and retiring CEO Dr. Robert Ross

The California Endowment’s crucial support for HFS programs expanded access to healthcare for underserved adopted children, children in foster care, and birth parents.

The Mozilo Family Foundation

This private family foundation started by Phyllis and Angelo Mozilo has provided HFS with essential financial support for many years, helping HFS create forever families.

Thank you to all of our supporters at this year’s Circle of Hope

 *  HFS Board member ** HFS Staff Member

List as of Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Holy Family Services Circle – $10,000

Mozilo Family Foundation

Forever Families – $7,500

Elaine Tumonis* & Edward De La Rosa

Debora Presson & Brad Howard

Marianne* & Matt Wright

Ellen Leggett & Joseph Zanetta*

HFS Benefactors- $5,000

Carol & Bob Anderson

Tran Ly & David Mozilo

HFS Patrons – $2,500

Kathleen & Michael Garvey

Jeff & Ryan* Harlow-Nakano

Isabel & Richard Oxford

Kathleen O’Connor and The Rt. Rev. John H. Taylor

SaraJane & John* Thies

HFS Supporters – $1,000

Mary* & John Hatton

Lori & Sean Hunter

Caroline Norman

Alison & Geoff Rusack

HFS Associates – $500

Julie** & Peter Brown

The Rev. Kate Lewis & The Rev. Pat Hendrickson

Nancy C. Kearney

Pamela & Joe Mendoza

Traudi & Claus Preute

Nancy & George Rothwell

With the help and support of our many donors, HFS can provide the following:

Birth Parents: Free of Charge

  • Education about pregnancy and available medical services, and about birth parents’ rights, whether they choose to parent or make an adoption plan;
  • Supportive services, including counseling with one of our Master’s-level social workers in an unbiased and confidential environment;
  • Financial support during and immediately after pregnancy;
  • Free, short-term interim foster care allows birth parents time to make the best decision for their family, which limits the emotional risk for both birth parents and adoptive parents; and
  • Active participation in the matching process.

Post Adoption

Post-adoption counseling, available to all clients free for life; and Post-adoption search and reunion services.

Foster Care and Foster Adoption Programs: HFS educates, trains, and counsels foster parents before children are placed with them and provides:

  • Transportation to visits, counseling, etc.;
  • Master’s-level social workers to help advocate for all of our clients’ needs and desires, both in court and with child protective services agencies;
  • Continued educational opportunities, counseling, and supportive services to foster parents while children are placed with them; and
  • Opportunities for growth, education, and fun for foster youth and families.

Support Levels

Forever Families: $7,500
Includes a table of 10 and a thank you banner at the Gala

HFS Benefactor: $5,000
Includes a table for 10 at the Gala

HFS Patron: $2,500
Includes 6 tickets to the Gala.

HFS Supporter:  $1,000
Includes 4 tickets to the Gala

HFS Associate:  $500
Includes 2 tickets to the Gala

Adult Tickets:  $150

Children under 14: $75

For additional information, contact the HFS offices at 213-202-3900