Wine D’Vine 2017

We hope you’ll join us on Friday, October 13, 2017 for our signature annual fundraiser, Wine D’Vine! Held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, we are looking forward to a wonderful evening of fine wine from California’s leading vineyards, delicious cuisine, and live entertainment. This year’s gala will feature a 3-course dinner, live auction, and a concert. Our surprise entertainment will be announced soon.

Last year’s Wine D’Vine proved to be an exceptional evening where a sold-out crowd of 350 influential business and community leaders grooved to an incredible performance by rock-legend John Fogerty, all while raising more than $675,000 for our foster care, adoption, and parent training programs.

We look forward to another incredible gala so we can continue to serve children, youth and families with high-quality foster care, adoption and transitional housing programs and services.

To view photos from last year’s Wine D’Vine, click here!

Sponsorship Information

We have limited sponsorship opportunities available at various support levels. Click here to download the sponsorship agreement. Online registration will be available soon.

For sponsorship opportunities, auction donations, or if you have any additional questions regarding how to become involved with supporting Wine D’Vine, please contact Kathryn Stephens, Director of Philanthropy, at (619) 727-5897 or

Gala Honorees

Mary Alice and Ron Brady

 Ron and Mary Alice Brady

Join us as we honor longtime Walden Family Services supporters, Mary Alice and Ron Brady, and present them with the Fostering Hearts Legacy Award.

Meet the Gala Chairs

Gala Chairs Cheryl Smith & Caroline Nierenberg

Gala Chairs Cheryl Smith & Caroline Nierenberg

Walden is delighted to have Caroline Nierenberg and Cheryl Smith as this year’s Wine D’Vine Gala Chairs.