One Heart Gala

One Heart Gala

One evening, one great cause
One Heart Gala logo

Celebrating Friendly Center's 100th Anniversary

Event Details

Each year, Friendly Center hosts its annual fundraising gala to raise support for our vital mission to strengthen families and prevent homelessness in Orange County. The evening features inspirational client stories and entertainment, with a silent & live auction.

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Event Date

Saturday, Sept 28, 2024

Event Time

Cocktail Hour opens - 5:30PM


Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, Yorba Linda

Live Auction Items

Firefighter BBQ Lunch

The heroes of the City of Orange Fire Department will come to your event and BBQ. They bring the grill and food, you invite the guests.


Lake Norman Vacation Home

A one week stay for 14 people in a spectacular waterfront vacation home on Lake Norman, NC. Enjoy swimming, sunning, tubing, fishing, kayaking, and boating.


Fox Island Getaway

Stay in a beautiful 5 bedroom and 3 bath vacation home for six nights on Fox Island in Puget Sound, Washington.


Anaheim Ducks Honda Center Private Suite

A luxury suite at the Honda Center for an Anaheim Ducks game during the 2023-2024 season. Includes 14 seats, VIP parking, private restrooms, and waiter service.


VIP Magic Castle Passes

Visit the enchanted Magic Castle with four exclusive VIP tickets.

Become a Sponsor or Underwriter

Sponsors and Underwriters help make the event possible and move us toward success.
Join and be recognized for your support.

Sponsor and Underwriter benefits vary by level. All will receive the following: Recognition at event Name listed on Friendly Center website

Seats & Tables

Auction Items

Start Pre Check-in & Begin Bidding

All proceeds support families and individuals in crisis. Together we can strengthen families and prevent homelessness in Orange County.

Individual Seats: $250  |  Table of Eight: $2,000

Cocktail attire


The Venue

Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum
The grand ballroom is an exact replica of the East Wing, draped with paintings and decor fused with history and elegance to create the true look and feel of the White House East Wing.
Sponsors & Underwriters

Sponsors & Underwriters



Ken and Gisela Meier


Suzanne Vaugine


Vito and Renee Canuso


Dale and Wendy Peterson
Vito and Renee Canuso
Kris Erickson


Sheree, Cohen, and Alex Kim



Prefer to Donate?

If you are interested in donating a silent or live auction item, please email


Please call us at (714) 771-5300 x115 or email us at