La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Successfully Holds First Ever Virtual Gala!

Published on Mar 18, 2021

LCPC Fundraiser Emcees: From left to right: John Cervenka, Chris Erskine, Anne Bierling & Rev. Dr. Chuck Osburn

La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education program held its 2021 gala “I Was a Great Parent… Before I Had Kids – A Night of Laughs” on Thursday February 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm. This year, the gala went virtual and featured Chris Erskine and John Cervenka with emcees Anne Bierling and Chuck Osburn. Our fabulous comedy team and emcees were no strangers to parenting (raising a total of 12 children to adulthood) and offered a fun-filled evening of laughs! The gala along with its online auction raised approximately $70,000! All proceeds from the Gala and online auction will benefit the LCPC Parent Education program and its mission—including scholarships and outreach.

The success of the event was made possible by the numerous donated auction items, generous donations, and benefit underwriters including: Melissa & John Schiller, Carrie & Peter Kingston, Dona & Gordon Crawford, The Milbrodt Family Trust, Doris Coates, Deena & Scott Keys, Jenn & Jeff Kliewer, Grace & Robert Lee , Teseena & Jamen Wurm, Jan & Brent Assink, Cathie & Bob Bautista, Jessica Chu & Calvin Cheng, Stephanie Ferguson & John Yslas, Linda Fults, Stephanie & Charles Ginn, Cristina & Ben Kelly- Compass Real Estate, Kathy Kovalcik & Michael Weinberger, Cathy & Randy Steward, The Berns Team- Keller Williams Realty, Carrie & Dennis DeYoung, Debbie & Andy Gilmour, Carrie Boreham Grochow- Dilbeck real Estate, Dr. Katrina Harbers & Ken White, The Leaw Family, The Notley Family, Linda O’Callaghan, and Cindy & Ron Olah. In addition, local restaurants Los Gringos Locos and Dish generously donated 15% of their proceeds to Parent Education for meals purchased that day. Special thanks for Stephanie McLemore for her generous donation of the live auction beach house.

The event was hosted by the LCPC Parent Education Board including: Betty Bredemann (Auction Chair), Stephanie Ferguson (Class Rep Coordinator), Stephanie Ginn (Publicity), Cristina Kelly (Secretary), Carrie Kingston (Outreach Co-chair), Adriana Leaw (Outreach Co-chair), Grace Lee (Auction Co-chair), Charlotte Miller (Special Events), Georgina Mueller (Fundraising), Monica Skeehan (Treasurer), and Cathy Steward (Board Chair). Special thanks to Lynne Graves (Plan Ahead Events), Eddie Meyers (LCPC AV), and Amanda Baughman (Parent Ed Admin).

About LCPC Parent Education

LCPC Parent Education has been supporting families locally and globally for 42 years. This year, Parent Ed offers 10 daytime classes and Parent Express evening classes for parents and grandparents of children 0-18, meeting both in-person and virtually. Daytime classes include Parent-and-Child Classes where both children and adults form lasting friendships as well as receive valuable education from seasoned educators and Parent-Only-Classes to discuss the extra set of challenges that accompany raising elementary, tween, high school aged children as well as Grand-parenting.

If you have a child or grandchild 0-18 years old, LCPC Parent Education has a class for you! To register for a class or experience one FREE trial class, go to or call (818) 790-6708 x 205. Scholarships and payment plans are available online. La Cañada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill in La Cañada.


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