Give $20 to Celebrate Our 20th Anniversary

Posted on Monday, August 4th 2014

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Laura’s House Named One of the Best Places to Work in OC

Posted on Monday, July 28th 2014

During our milestone 20th anniversary, it is our great pleasure to share that Laura’s House has been named one of the “Best Places to Work in Orange County,” a project of the Orange County Business Journal and Best Companies Group.  This award is particularly special for us because it resulted from our staff. Each employee participated in an extensive survey, and the responses comprised the bulk of the scoring.

A special section of the Orange County Business Journal was published today listing all of the Orange County businesses named to the list, and we wanted to share the good news with our wonderful readers. We would like to thank our employees, donors, volunteers and supporters for continuing on this journey to end the silence of domestic violence. We could not do it without you.

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Laura’s House Invites Community to Celebrate at 20th Anniversary Gala

Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

Nonprofit to Raise Critical Funds to End Silence of Domestic Violence

LADERA RANCH, Calif., July 21, 2014 – In celebration of 20 years of successfully empowering survivors of domestic violence and changing lives forever, leading nonprofit organization Laura’s House will host friends and advocates at its annual gala “Shall We Dance” on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.

Guests will enjoy a memorable evening beginning at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, award presentations, silent and live auctions and dancing. A video highlighting important milestones throughout Laura’s House 20 year history will also be unveiled. Laura’s House advocate Donna Pickup, whose husband Dick Pickup is an owner of the Balboa Bay Resort, is this year’s Honorary Event Chair.

“Our annual gala has become a very special time for all of us at Laura’s House. It gives our supporters an opportunity to come together and recognize our accomplishments and for us to honor some of our many wonderful advocates,” said Margaret Bayston, Laura’s House CEO and Executive Director. “The gala is a welcomed opportunity to raise funds while we enjoy time together in celebration.”

Bayston added that this year’s 20th anniversary celebration is the perfect opportunity to honor two organizations that have given so much to the organization. Haskell & White LLP (H&W), one of the region’s largest privately held accounting firms, has been a strong supporter since 2005 and will receive the Crystal Heart Award. H&W Managing Partner Wayne Pinnell has been the key advocate for more than 16 years and currently is Chair of Laura’s House Board of Directors.

Second honoree is Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, which will receive the Legal Leader Award. The firm has helped spearhead the legal services program provided to Laura’s House clients who require pro bono legal counseling to help them move forward as they attempt to break the cycle of abuse.

This year’s Presenting Sponsors are Laura Khouri, president, and Michael K. Hayde, CEO and chairman of the board of Western National Group. Khouri also is a Laura’s House board member. Additional sponsors to-date include: Donna & Dick Pickup, Haskell& White LLP, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Verizon Wireless, The Frome Foundation, Lisa & Les Fujimoto and Casey & Tim Wolin.

Tickets to the gala are $250; table sponsorships start at $3,500. For additional information, please visit the Laura’s House website, www.laurashouse.org/gala or email Andrea McCallister at amccallister@laurashouse.org.

About Laura’s House

The mission of Laura’s House is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.

In 2014, Laura’s House celebrates its 20th anniversary serving those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. For the past two decades, Laura’s House has provided shelter and support services to more than 4,000 battered women and children and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 45,000 people. Connect with Laura’s House on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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Laura’s House ‘Drives’ with South County Maserati at Second Annual HOPE Golf Tournament

Posted on Tuesday, June 24th 2014

Charity event to help build brighter futures for individuals and families affected by domestic violence

LADERA RANCH, Calif., June 23, 2014Laura’s House, a leading nonprofit dedicated to providing domestic violence education, prevention, shelter and counseling services to empower individuals and families affected by abuse will host its second annual HOPE Tournament: Building Brighter Futures for Families Affected by Domestic Violence. The charity golf tournament, sponsored by South County Maserati of Mission Viejo, will take place on Monday, August 11, 2014, at Marbella Country Club in San Juan Capistrano. Proceeds will benefit Laura’s House and its mission of ending the silence of domestic violence.

“We are delighted to team with South County Maserati to create another exciting HOPE Tournament benefiting Laura’s House,” said Margaret Bayston, CEO and Executive Director, Laura’s House. “During our 20th anniversary, special fundraising events like this golf tournament are vital in bringing the community together to shed light on the prevalence of domestic violence in our community and how it impacts the families we serve.”

The HOPE Tournament will begin at 11 a.m. with registration, a putting contest and box lunch, followed by a 12 p.m. shotgun start. The event will use a four-player scramble format and will feature longest drive, closest-to-the-pin and hole-in-one contests. The hole-in-one contests include: a luxury Maserati car on hole #4 and Fiat vehicles on holes #7, #11, and #16. Harlow’s Cuisine will feature signature cocktails at the clubhouse and Orange County Airstream will be onsite. The tournament will conclude with an awards reception at 5:30 p.m. with wine and spirits, a stationed dinner, entertainment and a silent auction.

Leading the charge for the annual charity golf tournament is committee chair Matt West of 1st Enterprise Bank. Other committee members include: Patrick Lustig, Operating Partner of South County Maserati, John Medler, Mike Zalke of  Sierra Sales, Monica Timpe-Godfrey of Timpe Group/Morgan Stanley, Dawn McKahan and Cecilia Shedarowich  of Creative Package McKahan and Sera Chayalan of Philadelphia Insurance Company.

Sponsors for The HOPE Tournament are South County Maserati (Silver Sponsor), Orange County Airstream (Bronze Sponsor), 1st Enterprise Bank (Bronze Sponsor), Hittleman Law Group (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), Active Captive Management LLC (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), Integrated Project Services (Platinum Foursome Sponsor), Lutzky Associates Development (Exclusive Hole Sponsor), Schiefer Media (Tee Sponsor), The Rand Group, Morgan Stanley (Tee Sponsor) and Friedmann & Friedmann Insurance Services, Inc. (Underwriter for hole-in-one contest).

Sponsorship packages for The HOPE Tournament are available and range from $250 to $10,000. Individual player fee is $250. Dinner tickets are $50. For questions regarding event sponsorship contact Melanie Galloway at mgalloway@laurashouse.org or call 949-361-3775.

All proceeds from The HOPE Tournament will benefit Laura’s House Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Programs; the 24-hour Domestic Violence Crisis Hotline; Legal Support Services; and Counseling and Community Education Programs. For more information about Laura’s House, visit www.laurashouse.org.

About Laura’s House

The mission of Laura’s House is to change the social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.

In 2014, Laura’s House celebrates its 20th anniversary serving those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. For the past two decades, Laura’s House has provided shelter and support services to more than 4,000 battered women and children and counseling, life skills education and legal assistance to over 45,000 people. Connect with Laura’s House on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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Orange County Register: Laura’s House Marks 20 Years of Offering Hope

Posted on Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Rhonda Terrell and her son, Andrew Paul, both victims of abuse, volunteer together at Laura's House Resale Store in Lake Forest

We’re excited to see the Sunday edition of the Orange County Register run an article about Laura’s House in their Local section. The feature included facts about domestic violence, a timeline and an interview with executive director Margaret Bayston and volunteer Ronda Terrell about the shelter, what it provides for domestic violence victims and what’s next for Laura’s House.

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