Human Options Serious Fun Honors Nancy Dahan and Elaine Weinberg - Human Options

For Immediate Release

March 28, 2013

Human Options Serious Fun Fundraiser Honors Domestic Violence Legal Advocates Nancy Dahan and Elaine Weinberg

Newport Beach, Calif. – Community leaders, philanthropists and legal advocates Nancy Dahan and her mother Elaine Weinberg will be honored with the 2012 Dove Award at Human Options annual Serious Fun fundraiser on Friday, May 3 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. All event proceeds benefit the Irvine-based nonprofit working to stop the cycle of domestic violence in Orange County for over 30 years.

Dahan grew up in a family dedicated to social justice and started advocacy programs for girls and women in her early teens. All five of Elaine Weinberg’s children are practicing attorneys and she began her practice and a long legacy of philanthropic leadership in the early 70s. Dahan in fact followed her mother’s passion and commitment of women and children’s issues as she was instrumental in organizing and supporting women’s legal rights, health care, and other advocacy issues in Orange County. Dahan practices family law as a partner of the Irvine-based firm Brown and Dahan and dedicates countless volunteer hours towards philanthropic women’s justice issues. She has served on the Human Options board of directors since 2004 and is currently president elect.

The light hearted, but “Serious Fun” fundraiser theme is Mint Julep tying in big hats, seer sucker suits and the Kentucky Derby. Beginning with an expansive poolside silent auction and cocktail hour, guests will gather in the ballroom for gourmet dinner, live auction, awards program and live music and dancing to music by former Righteous Brother band member, Lee Ferrell and Friends.

Leading this year’s fundraising efforts is the Winner’s Circle including Pame Schmider, Beth Bidna, Gail Ross and Eric Finley.

Individual tickets to the event are $300 and sponsor opportunities are available.

For more information about the fundraiser or Human Options call 949.737.5242 or visit

About Human Options:

The mission of Human Options is to provide safe haven and life changing programs to help abused women, their children and families rebuild their lives, while working with the community to break the cycle of domestic violence.

Now in its 32nd year, Human Options provides a full continuum of services to stop the violence – from prevention and early intervention programs to emergency shelter and long-term transitional housing – that reaches over 20,000 Orange County residents annually.

Independent academic research consistently verifies that nine out of ten of their residential clients continue to be violence free one year or more after graduating from the program.

For further information about Human Options or Serious Fun call 949.737.5242 or visit

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