Children's Foundation of America Chari-Tea Fundraiser
Honor National Foster Care Month by attending the Children's Foundation of America's charity tea fundraiser presented by Claremont Lincoln University. Proceeds support local children in foster care.
Over 400,000 children are in foster care each year due circumstances beyond their control. These children have faced the trauma of abuse, neglect, or abandonment and continue to endure challenges participating with their peers in everyday activities and accessing educational resources. Make a difference in their lives by supporting the Children's Foundation of America. Proceeds from the annual Chari-Tea Fundraiser benefit scholarships, mental health programs, transitional housing, quality foster care services, and grants for children in need.
Join us for a wonderful time socializing in the beautiful Women’s Club of Claremont garden while supporting a great cause. The event will feature an afternoon tea including a variety of finger sandwiches, an assortment of h'ours d'oeuvres, pastries, and a selection of teas. Guests will also get to have their photo taken by Jacqueline Legazcue, enjoy a silent auction, and take home a gift bag featuring name-brand beauty products.
Reserve tickets or a full table on Eventbrite (processing fees apply), by mail, in-person, or phone. Check, cash, and credit/debit cards are accepted. The Children's Foundation of America office is located at 201 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Ste. 200, Claremont, CA 91711. Door code: is 1966; entrance on Second Street. Contact our office at 909-426-0773.
Sponsorships are available. Contact Jenelle at 909-426-0773 ext. 244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Women of Distinction
Join us for a special presentation honoring Claremont women business leaders and change makers. Cher Ofstedahl, CEO of Children's Foundation of America and Trinity Youth Services, will be recognized as Claremont's 2022 Woman of Distinction by the Office of California Assemblymember, Chris Holden. Meet and greet with revered community guests and dignitaries in this wonderful celebration of female entrepreneurship.
Cher Ofstedahl leads an agency which serves over 200 children and families daily through residential therapeutic services, mental health programs, foster care and adoption services. She also heads a nonprofit organization which serves over 2,000 children annually. Cher serves on the Human Relations Committee for the City of Claremont to help oversee their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts, serves on the Policy and Practice Commission for the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), and is on the Juvenile Justice Steering Committee for the California Alliance for Children & Families.
Musical Performance by Katie Ferrara
Katie Ferrara is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Los Angeles. Her repertoire covers folk to pop music and her songwriting can be best described as "honest and authentic music" with an "ethereal flair." Katie began her career with humble roots, performing on weeknights and weekends for tips as a busker on the streets of Burbank, Santa Monica, and farmers markets in LA. Since then, she has made an international name for herself playing at street festivals in Europe and New New Zealand through the Toyota Feeling the Street program. Recently, Katie won first place in an online music competition called “Musicash." She has released several albums including “Dream Catcher” and “Break Free." Her music can also be heard on the Season 5 premiere of the Hallmark TV show "Good Witch." As a QSC sponsored artist, Katie performs regularly at five-star hotels, restaurants, and private parties. She is also passionate about aligning her music with charities and causes such as Whole Planet Foundation, Children’s Foundation of America, and Water.org.
Floral Arrangements by Delia Haro
Delia Haro is a local florist who has put her heart and soul into floristry for over 30 years. To her, arranging flowers is not just a career, it’s a way of life and is her ultimate purpose. Delia has a unique ability to connect with others through flowers to provide them a sense of joy, healing, and inspiration. Delia believes in giving back to the community and is sponsoring our centerpieces, which will be raffled off at the end of the fundraiser. She also supports the Cinderella Dreams Foundation, donates flowers to senior homes, and provides free prom corsages and boutonnieres for teenagers who cannot afford them.