Serious Fun Gala 2020 - Human Options

Date & Time: 17 October, 2020 at 5:30 P.M.
Venue: Balboa Bay Resort
Address: 1221 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92663

Serious Fun Gala 2020- A Whimsical Evening in the Enchanted Forest 


Save the NEW Date!

After much consideration, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Human Options has decided to reschedule our Serious Fun, “A Whimsical Evening in the Enchanted Forest” Gala. The health and well-being of the individuals and families we serve, our generous supporters like you, and staff are Human Options’ top priority.

We hope you can join us on our new date, Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Balboa Bay Resort! Join us for a whimsical evening in the enchanted forest at our 2020 Serious Fun Gala, while raising funds to create a violence-free future for Orange County families! 

Click here to learn more about our various sponsorship levels!




DOVE Award Honorees: Michele and Abdo Khoury 


Safe Place Award Honorees: National Charity League, Newport 


Purchase your tickets or sponsorship today! 


Help us continue to support families and a future in which everyone lives free from fear by donating today! 


For more information, please contact Katie Szymczak at 949-737-5242, ext. 317 or


Thank You to our Generous Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor
Michele I. & Abdo Khoury


Gold Sponsor
Jaffe Family Foundation


Silver Sponsor
KPMG LLP/Celina Doka
Peter & Diana Robertson
Kerri & Danny Sonenshine


Bronze Sponsor
Call & Jensen
Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP
Edwards Lifesciences/Diane W. Biaganti
The Frome Family Foundation
Greenberg Traurig LLP/Susan L. Heller
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Ashley Allyn
Doug Jackson & Sandi Bernhagen Jackson
Knobbe Martens/Wendy Peterson
Latham & Watkins LLP with Andrew Gray, Cary Hyden, and Michele Johnson
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Schilling Law Group
Les & Ellen Thomas
Judy & Wes Whitmore


Patron Sponsor
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
TSG Reporting, Inc./Larry Silfen


Tony Allen Family
Karla Kraft and Anderee Berengian
CommerceWest Bank
Crowell & Moring LLP
DISCO/ Jane Maranhas
Terry Theologides and Deb Rodriguez
Brian Ruttencutter


Thank you to our Event Co-Chairs: Andrew Gray and Brian Ruttencutter



*Last updated 3/13/20