Benefit For 1736 Family Crisis Center

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Dana Wilkey & Taylor Armstrong Present a Benefit For 1736 Family Crisis Center Beverly Hills Housewives style!

Dana Wilkey and Taylor Armstrong of BRAVO’S The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hosted a fabulous benefit at Dana’s home in support of 1736 Family Crisis Center Saturday, March 10th 2012. The title sponsor of the event was Toyota Financial Services, who has been one of 1736 Family Crisis Center’s top private donors for many years now. Other generous sponsors included Phillipe Chow, Diageo, Anheuser Busch and Coca Cola. The benefit took place at Dana’s Hollywood Hills mansion.

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Many celebrities were in attendance and out to support this important cause Kyle Richards, Adrienne Maloof, Paul Nassif, Bai Ling , Dr. Estella Sneider, Peggy Tanous, Chef Bernie, Adam Gaynor from Matchbox 20, Deidra Whitt, Cindy Rocker, Ian Ziering, Brian Herskowitz, Gina Hecht. Ace Young, Diana Degarmo and Drew Ryniewicz

Since 1972, 1736 Family Crisis Center has been responding to the growing needs of victims of domestic violence, runaway and homeless youth, homeless families, unemployed adults and youth, and other low-income community members in need of assistance. 1736 Family Crisis Center is dedicated to providing professional, cutting-edge, comprehensive programs that are managed by licensed therapists, attorneys and experienced staff. Men, women, children and families can access life saving support 24 hours a day through five shelters, three community service centers and five crisis hotlines. Each year, the Center benefits approximately 25,000 people of all backgrounds and cultures through far-reaching shelter and community service center-based programs.

On Saturday, March 10th, Dana and Taylor invited Hollywood’s elite to attend a dinner created by legendary restaurant Philippe Chow , with two unique bars created by Diageo brand CIROC along with the fine families of Anheuser Busch Budweiser that served VIP guests. Coke, Diet Coke and Coke Zero provided all non-alcoholic beverages.

The evening included heartfelt speeches from Tobi Quintiliani, Senior Director of 1736 Family Crisis Center and Taylor Armstrong, as well as and intimate performances by X Factor Drew Ryniewicz, Conor Flynn (Dana Wilkey’s fiance’s son) and American Idol finalists and stars of the musical HAIR Diana Degarmo & Ace Young. The event was staged by the glamorous Diva Rocker Glam and featured over $150,000.00 in donated décor to match the beautiful ambiance lighting developed just for the event. All the VIP guests were shuttled up from Sunset Blvd. XIV in donated luxurious Lexani Motor Cars !

The sensational gift bags were donated by Milena’s Boutique who also donated over $10,000 worth candles to light the night and provide the most beautiful scent to the evening and saving the BEST for last Sweet E’s donated dessert with 1736 Family Crisis Center’s logos on miniature cupcakes !!

The live auction featured a donated diamond and ruby facial by Celebrity Esthetician Scott Vincent Borba , couture gown by Glaudi by Johana Hernandez , FABULOUS hair cut & color by BRAVO’S own Kim Vo , a magnificent charter by Joan Plana of World Yacht Group, fun POP art by TODD, Galerie Michael donated a portion of all painting sales, GORGEOUS Shoes provided by Adrienne Maloof from her new line as well as Radiant Simulated Diamond Ring / diamond veneers by Zircon Mania and a Miley Cyrus-Hannah Montana Autographed and Personalized Guitar-shaped Purse. These were just a few of the unique items guests could take home.

1736 Family Crisis Center is thankful for all of the support and interest in their agency and thankful for the dollars raised to help thousands of domestic violence victims and homeless youth. It was a wonderful night for a great cause.

Please visit for more information on this critical resource for our most vulnerable and often over-looked group of victims of domestic violence. I f you’re able. please donate your time or financial support to help 1736 Family Crisis Center continue it’s incredible mission and let’s all start “Building Brighter Tomorrows”

THANK YOU, Thank you thank you for coming and of course by supporting this important event/ agency !!


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