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City of Beverly Hills | Philanthropy

El Nido Celebrates Garden Gala Sept. 11

“It’s important to celebrate El Nido’s work throughout the pandemic and strengthen the road ahead for our families,” Chair of the Garden Gala and El Nido Board Member, Meredith Messer Fried, said. “El Nido has continued and expanded their vital services during this critical time. I believe this event will provide much needed funding for L.A.’s critical safety net and provide a healing and celebratory experience for guests and supporters who are finally able to come together.”

BY Bianca Heyward September 6, 2021
El Nido Celebrates Garden Gala Sept. 11
From left: El Nido Family Centers Board Member and Gala Committee member Eliza Howard, Board Member and Gala Chair Meredith Messer Fried, Board President Steve Poretzky, and Executive Director Liz Herrera review final plans for El Nido Family Centers as it honors the heroism of its front-line workers and staff's resilience during this unprecedented year.

On Saturday, Sept. 11, the El Nido Family Centers is celebrating the 96-year-old agency’s accomplishments as one of Los Angeles’ most respected social services nonprofit organizations. Founded in 1925 by the National Council of Jewish Women, El Nido Family Centers empowers at risk families through child abuse prevention and treatment services, parent education, student mentoring, gang prevention programs, vocational training, mental health therapy and homelessness prevention support. 

Kicking off at 5 p.m. at the Virginia Robinson Gardens, the celebration will honor the heroic front-line workers and their resilient staff that have served over 15,000 families in L.A. County even during the pandemic. For the past six years, El Nido Family Centers has partnered with Robinson Gardens holding its Garden Gala at the estate.

“It’s important to celebrate El Nido’s work throughout the pandemic and strengthen the road ahead for our families,” Chair of the Garden Gala and El Nido Board Member, Meredith Messer Fried, said. “El Nido has continued and expanded their vital services during this critical time. I believe this event will provide much needed funding for L.A.’s critical safety net and provide a healing and celebratory experience for guests and supporters who are finally able to come together.”

This year, the Garden Gala will feature the sounds of Lizzy & The Triggermen in concert, which L.A. Weekly dubbed “10-piece jazz sensations.” Lizzy & the Triggermen are known for wailing horns, amazing vocals, and rhythm section, channeling sounds of the ’20s and ’30s. El Nido Board Member, Sylvia Lopez, former KCBS / KCAL news anchor for 30-years, hosts the program. The Supper Club-themed dinner will be prepared by #PezCantina, owned by husband-and-wife duo, Chef Bret Thompson and Lucy Ramirez Thompson. 

For more information visit https://aesbid.co/ELP/ELNIDO21/.

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