Al Fresco Angels

By Tim Buckley   |   April 30, 2024
Linda Werner, Jeanette Lerenald, Lori Baur, Megan Orloff, Teresa Johnes and Linda Gallegos (photo by Priscilla)

Local doctor Michael Behrman and his wife Sonia, both foster parents, opened the gates of their picturesque oceanfront Hope Ranch estate for the third consecutive year for Angels Foster Care’s 11th annual al fresco lunch with 270 guests raising around $250,000 for the non-profit founded in 2006 by Meichelle Arntz, who was Mistress of Ceremonies, with radio host Catherine Remak.

The boffo bash, chaired by Lori Baur, featured five artists on the bluffs painting works which were later auctioned off – Melissa Seawards, Francine McOwen, Gail Parker, Peter Horjus, and Martha Shilliday.

Special recognition went to Megan Orloff as Volunteer of the Year, and Santa Barbara Association of Realtors as Organization of the Year.

Christine Tyler and Luis Cong recounted their stories of becoming Angels families.

Among the supporters were Marsha Kotlyar, Holly Murphy, Executive Director Holly Carmody, Thomas Rollerson, Megan DeLoreto, Janet Garufis, Maria McCall, David Edelman, Judy Borgatello, and Diana MacFarlane.


You might also be interested in...