Dear CultivateLA Friend,

It is with deep regret that I share that we must cancel CultivateLA this evening. Very early this AM, I stood in the rain under hundreds of feet of string lighting on the lawn at Century Park with Josie, our event genius. The grass is filled with pools of water, the generator areas are mud, and the security guards repeated that they've never seen this happen. As the rain persists and the weather predictions are rewritten, it's evident that our shared celebration simply can't occur together tonight.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. None of us thought that "in the event of rain, the event will be canceled, and no refunds will be issued" would become a reality. We have cultivated so much love, partnership, food and wine over the past nine years, but we've never cultivated rain.

For the past 40 years, we've been able to step in for young people when it rains. We intend to continue to do so in these next 40 years ... thank you for weathering storms with us on behalf of young people in foster care.

All my best,

Kara Allen Soldati
President & CEO
United Friends of the Children

Join us for the 10th Annual CultivateLA presented by United Friends of the Children.

CultivateLA features delicious cuisine prepared by Los Angeles's best restaurants and pours from California's best wine purveyors. You'll enjoy musical entertainment, raffles, prizes, and most importantly, the opportunity to to help support Los Angeles County foster youth. This year CultivateLA will return to the beautiful courtyard at Century Park (home of CAA, Annenberg Space for Photography, and many other great companies). As part of the community integral to our work, we hope you'll join us on October 13th for an evening of delicious treats in celebration of 40 years of impact!


Saturday, October 13th

The Lawn @ Century Park - 2000 Avenue of the Stars
We are excited to partner with Lyft to offer 50% off your ride to and from the event with code CULTIVATELA.*
6:00PM - VIP Admission
VIP Reception with private access to Annenberg Space for Photography's brand new
"National Geographic Photo Ark" exhibit.
7:00PM - General Admission

Friend of the Year Honoree, Chris Schauble

Special Guest DJ, Garth Trinidad

*Limited quantity available. Subject to Lyft's Terms of Service. 50% off 2 rides, max $5 per ride. Geofenced to 0.3 mi radius of 2000 Avenue of the Stars. Valid: Oct 13, 2018 from 5 PM - 11 PM

Our Event Partners

DPR Construction
Marianna & David Fisher

Annenberg Space for Photography
Melissa Beyeler
Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP/Seeley & Preston Brooks
The Isaacs Williams Family
Krishna & Robert Daly, Jr.
Melissa Beyeler

California Resources Corporation
Century Park
Denny Luria and Jeff Berg
L.A. Care Healthplan
Matriarch LA


Ambassador Colleen Bell & Bradley Bell
Birdie Booth
Sarah Christian and Brian Park
Disney/ABC Television
Jude & Woolf Kanter
Julie Miller & Marc Binenfeld
Kirith Prady
Picnic Time

Ande & Bruce Rosenblum
Ronald Sampson

Judy Billings
David Mandel
Deb Newmyer
Rodriguez Strategies
Renee and Matthew Rodriguez
Jaye & John Rogovin
Julian & Jeff Zolkin


Denny Luria, Ph. D. (Chair) I Robert A. Daly, Jr. (Vice Chair) I Kara Allen Soldati, MSW, Ed. D. (President +CEO) I Dara Barker, J.D., CWLS I Tremale Berger I Judy Billings I Preston Brooks I John Campisi I Mitchell Evall, Esq. I David Fisher I Marianna Fisher I Rob Friedman I Kimberly Marteau Emerson I Jarred Kennedy I Richard Merkin, M.D. I Dinesh Moorjani I Jaye Toellner Rogovin I Ande Rosenblum I Nadine Schiff-Rosen I Erin Mulcahy Stein I William Temko, Esq. I Demonte "Tray" Thompson I Kiko Washington I Clare Yorkison I

CultivateLA is a 21+ Event. In the case of rain CultivateLA will be canceled and all ticket purchases will be considered donations. No refunds will be issued.

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United Friends of the Children

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