By Richard Mineards   |   November 15, 2018
CALM at Heart Committee: Bobbi Didier, Sara Wilcox, Pati Clark, Susan Henry, Sherri Ball, Ashlyn McCague, and Adele Laufer (photo by Scott Gibson)

It couldn’t have been a more perfect day when the popular charity, CALM – Child Abuse Listening Mediation – hosted its 7th annual CALM at Heart lunch “Building Community” at the Coral Casino.

More than 210 guests helped raise around $100,000 for the nonprofit, founded in 1969, with the ubiquitous Geoff Green emceeing the fun fete, which featured the premiere of a five-minute video by Isaac Hernandez and a novel “wine pull” with entrants paying to pick a bottle of wine, which could be of the most mundane variety or local gems from vineyards such as Montgomery and Gainey.

Assistant superintendent of the SB Unified School District Frann Wageneck warned of a mental health crisis across the nation, but described the crisis as a “precursor to opportunity,” while program manager Jennifer Mundy spoke about CALM’s work.

Among the supporters turning out for the cause were Janet Garufis, Michael Baker, Barbara Ben-Horin, Laura Capps, Rob and Judy Egenolf, Rene Grubb, Bobbi Didier, Catherine Remark, Jean Schuyler, Carrie Towbes, and Michelle Weinman.

John Lewis, Carrie Towbes, Lauren Katz, and Scout Centrella (photo by Scott Gibson)
Alex Craigie, Dave Powers, Zohar Ziv, Liora Goodman, and Caroline Powers (photo by Scott Gibson)

You might also be interested in...