Five Acres Hosts Annual Legacy Luncheon Bringing Together Friends and Supporters to Celebrate Auxiliary’s 50th Anniversary

Mel Clark, Chris KernsAuxiliary Group ShotMariann Nolan, Tammy Scanlan, Michele HallMariann Nolan, Tony Corley (Five Acres alumnus) , Sandy BieryNancy & Hugh Helm with Five Acres CEO, Chanel Boutakidis


5:10 pm | November 10, 2015

Five Acres invited a special group of supporters and members of the Legacy Society to enjoy an afternoon at Annandale Country Club on Thursday, November 5, 2015. Guests were treated to stories from Five Acres friends including longtime supporter and former board chair Christine Davis, Five Acres alumnus (and current employee) Tony Corley; who shared his gratitude for Five Acres and insight into the work he does with Five Acres’ Solitas (boys) Group Home. Welcome remarks were offered by Legacy Society member Hugh Helm and the luncheon included a presentation by CEO Chanel Boutakidis highlighting the 2015 Permanency Campaign and featuring the new, “Meet Girl 5A” video. Closing remarks by Chief Advancement Officer, Jennifer Berger included a special toast to the Auxiliary’s 50th anniversary.

Formerly known as the San Marino Area Auxiliary of Five Acres, the Auxiliary was originally established in 1965 to initiate and financially support the tutorial program at Five Acres. Since that time, the Auxiliary has directly impacted the children and families of Five Acres through various volunteer projects and fundraising efforts, including support for the Five Acres Group Home, Solita, the Annual Benefit Gala, holiday and dinner events such as making custom Easter baskets, shopping for holiday gifts and being “Christmas Angels for the boys.

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About Five Acres

Five Acres is a child and family services agency strengthening families and preventing child abuse through treatment and education in community based and residential programs. Established as an orphanage in 1888, today Five Acres offers an array of services including community-based services, residential treatment, foster care and adoption, supporting the nearly 8,400 children and families across five counties. More information at or contact Rebecca Haussling

Girl 5A Campaign

Learn more about our 2015 Girl 5A Campaign and our mission to place 20,000 children in LA County foster care by the year 2020. Click to view the Girl 5A video here More information on the 20k by 2020 campaign at