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We welcome you to watch the Children First Gala benefiting Seneca's Kinship Center virtually, presented by Chevron, Bank of America, and Synergy One Lending—Team Hawk, from 6:00pm to 8pm on Saturday, October 9, 2021!

Online registration is closed. Thank you to our sponsors and attendees. For ticket information, contact Doreen Luke:

We welcome you to join Children First Gala benefiting Seneca's Kinship Center, presented by Chevron, Bank of America, and Synergy One Lending—Team Hawk, from 5:00pm to 10pm on Saturday, October 9, 2021!


Plans are underway for an elegant, fun celebration at The Club at Pasadera. Guests will be treated to a champagne, wine, and cocktail reception accompanied by music, appetizers, and a silent auction. Following the reception will be a sit-down dinner prepared by Chef Colin Moody and his culinary team, accompanied by a program led by Master of Ceremonies Dina Ruiz followed by a live auction with auctioneer Nick Di Nieri. The night ends with music and dancing.


Funds raised from this year's event will support Kinship Center's mission of creating safe, permanent families for local children who cannot safely remain with their biological parents by supporting our foster care, adoption, relative caregiver, and children's mental health services.


This year's honoree will be long-time Kinship Center supporter Jeff Davi! We hope you can join us to celebrate Jeff and all he has done for so many children and families in our community.


Kinship Center provides second chances for thousands of children and families and counts on community support to help make a positive impact in their lives.


To view pictures from 2019, click here.


COVID-19 Safety Information:


Your safety is our number one priority. We are closely watching all Monterey County mandates and will adhere to all guidelines pertaining to our outdoor event. 


Guests who have a fever or are experiencing two or more of the following symptoms we ask that you stay home to help keep our event safe for everyone:

  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sudden loss of taste/smell
  • Extreme fatigue 
  • Muscle aches/pain
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Other cold/flu symptoms

If you have questions, or would like to connect with our team directly, please contact Doreen Luke by phone at (831) 262-1471 or email at Thank you!

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