You are invited to your choice of the following intimate Joyful Soirees to support The Joyful Child Foundation’s BRAVE Programs and Samantha Runnion’s legacy for proactive child protection. Thanks to generous sponsors, the price of admission is your tax-deductible gift.

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Joyful Dinner at The Recess Room

18380 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA  92708

Thursday, October 14th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


$200 per person


Joyful Friends will gather on the patio for a modern, fabulous, and fun prix fixe dinner and a specialty cocktail at the Recess Room, recently recognized as Orange County’s Small Business of the Year! Enjoy homegrown ingredients from the onsite garden, renowned handcrafted cocktails, premium whiskeys, and craft beers on tap. Thanks to a generous sponsor, 100% of the ticket price benefits The Joyful Child Foundation, and the Recess Room is donating back an additional 25%. Limited to the first 30 guests to purchase tickets.



Joyful Tasting at Frisby Wine Cellar

34673 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629

Thursday, November 4th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm


$75 per person


Up to 40 Joyful Friends will enjoy two selections of Frisby wine or beer and small bites at Dana Point Harbor! Frisby Cellars is an award-winning craft winery producing wines from Paso Robles since 2008. With over 30 medals awarded for winemaking including multiple Best of Class, Double Gold and Gold, this is a tasting you won't forget.



Joyful Feast Exclusive with Chef Charles Phan

Private residence in Coto de Caza, CA

Saturday, December 4th, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


$1,000 per person


Up to 20 Joyful Champions for Children will enjoy a multi-course feast al fresco prepared by renowned Chef Charles Phan, Executive Chef and Owner of the iconic Slanted Door family of restaurants as well as the American Whiskey Bar, Hard Water, in San Francisco. Recognized by the James Beard Award Foundation for Best Chef and Outstanding Restaurant, among other accolades, Chef Phan is also an author and each guest will receive an autographed copy of his latest book. This is a priceless opportunity to experience a culinary genius and a tasting from his private reserve of Bourbon in a most intimate setting.


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