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‘Walk the Talk’ Set for March 11, 2017

Just In Time for Foster Youth Annual Celebration

A campaign to raise awareness and resources for transitioning foster youth in San Diego County

San Diego County CA— Just in Time for Foster Youth (JIT) will hold Walk the Talk, its annual fundraising celebration, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

Jon Pak with The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank and his spouse, Kyung Pak, and Marleigh & Alan Gleicher of La Jolla will serve as hosts for the evening. Ellyn Levine M.D. & Marty Goodman, and Lauri & Steve Buehler will serve as 2016 Honorary Committee Co-chairs.

The focus of the event will be to connect and engage 400+ prominent members of the community with the JIT mission and the young men and women whom JIT serves.  As in the past, at least 75 transition age foster youth will be an integral part of the event, leading the program and sharing their stories. The evening will be festive yet relaxed, featuring gourmet cuisine, inspirational entertainment and unique experiences in a live auction.

The theme of this year’s event is Legacy and the Honorees are Louarn and Alan Sorkin. Louarn was one of the co-founders of Just in Time when there was very little recognition of the plight of young people leaving foster care. She was instrumental in mobilizing the local community to provide the resources and relationships that every young person needs to succeed.

Louarn’s unique skill for connection and Alan’s strategic guidance helped to ensure Just in Time’s growth and sustainability over the past 14 years. By giving generously of their own time, treasure and talent, and by enlisting the expertise of their friends and associates, including San Diego Social Venture Partners, they helped grow an innovative organization that serves over 600 youth a year with measurable impact.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Just in Time for Foster Youth. JIT engages a caring community to help transitioning foster youth ages 18-26 achieve self-sufficiency and well-being. JIT delivers unique services to foster youth with a staff led by former foster youth who understand the challenges the participants face and promise individual understanding, effective programs and a personal passion for the well-being of San Diego foster youth.

The Presenting Sponsor for Walk the Talk is US Bank; the Platinum Sponsor is Mrs. Kathryn Vaughn & Ms. Barbara Rothweiler; Gold Sponsors include Diane Cox & Don Wells, Otis Eastern Service, LLC, Ralph Tulack Estate, and Silver include Capital Growth, Inc., The San Diego Foundation, Citizens Business Bank, Nancy & David Doyle, Stephen & Lynne Doyle Family Foundation, JMJ Financial, Morrison Foerster Foundation, Residential Wholesale Mortgage, and Wawanesa. Additional sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.jitfosteryouth.org or contact Diane Cox at 858-705-1705 / Diane@jitfosteryouth.org.