Event: A Fashion Fund for Families
Date: November 7th, 2013
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Location: DZINE Gallery
Ticket Price: $200 per person
The night of November 7th is set to be a fashion blockbuster.
Family Builders, a nonprofit Bay Area agency dedicated to finding permanent families for children and youth in foster care, is hosting their first “Fashion Fund for Families” fundraiser to take place at DZINE gallery in the heart of San Francisco’s design district.
An exclusive presentation of five international designer collections will be staged amidst contemporary Italian furniture at DZINE with models highlighting trends from around the globe. Among the high fashion collections will be designs from Marc Jacobs and Philipp Plein.
Hosted by Victor Vargas of fashion and lifestyle magazine LUXETIGERS’, Family Builders Board President Alan Morrell (also of Neiman Marcus), along with co-chairs Brenda Zarate of LVMH and businessman Jorge Maumer.
Alan Morrell and his partner Mike Genoshe are adoptive parents of an 11 year-old son, which naturally makes Family Builders a cause that is close to his heart. “I think it’s the work that Family Builders does that makes it so special. To think about a child who is growing up in foster care actually find a permanent family is a really special thing,” said Morrell.
As for what’s down the line for Family Builders, Morrell’s mission is simple: “We want to find a forever family for more kids. One of the goals of this event is to raise awareness of the work we do. Getting the message out to a potential parent or parents who have considered adoption but aren’t sure how to go about it. We also need potential donors to learn about us so we can serve more kids and families.”