The roaring fireplace at Spencer’s Bougainvillea Room was the perfect backdrop to the annual Sanctuary Palm Springs Celebrity Holiday Socks Fundraiser co-chaired by Jeff Stanley and Laurie Weitz.
Sanctuary founders David Rothmiller and LD Thompson welcomed a sold-out crowd to the event that celebrates the “little charity with a big heart.”
Sanctuary provides a transition-housing program for LGBT individuals aged 18 to 21 who are preparing to leave foster care.
The evening included a silent auction hosted by Dottie Dubois and Maude Chapeau, aka Douglas Woodmansee and Marshal Pearcy of “Les Dames du Soliel” fame. There was a flawless performance of “Let It Be” by Julie Garnye, a comedic vocal performance by Alix Kory, and an enthusiastically supported live auction with Erika Elizabeth Ervin.
Frank Goldstin of Momentous Events created a fine-tuned festive atmosphere, and Spencer’s provided a bountiful buffet for dinner. The big-hearted supporters left the evening with warm and hopeful spirits.
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