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Wine D’Vine 2018 Headliner is Announced — The Moody Blues!

The Moody Blues

2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Moody Blues will perform at Wine D’Vine, an exclusive concert to benefit Walden Family Services’ programs for foster youth and children on November 2, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla, California.

Concert-goers will experience an intimate evening with The Moody Blues as they perform to a limited number of guests. The iconic English band is a pioneer of symphonic rock and has sold more than 70 million albums worldwide since 1964, including 18 multi-platinum and gold albums.  According to Rolling Stone, “The Moody Blues are still the Sistine Chapel of popular music.”

“We’re so excited to have The Moody Blues play for us,” said Walden CEO Teresa Stivers. “I’ve been thinking about the lyrics of their song ‘Question’ and they really resonate with what we’re trying to do for our kids: ‘I’m looking for someone to change my life. I’m looking for a miracle in my life.’ Wine D’Vine is going to give these kids that miracle.”

Wine D’Vine 2018

Chairs Reid Abrams & Micki Olin, and Vicki & Chris Eddy

Please join us on

Friday, November 2, 2018

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

For 15 years, Wine D’Vine has been Walden Family Services’ signature event, raising unrestricted funds to support children, youth and families with foster care, adoption, and transitional housing programs and services. We place special emphasis on supporting children who are medically fragile and those with special needs.

The evening features fine wine from California’s leading vineyards, delicious gourmet cuisine, and live entertainment. The evening will begin at 6:00 PM with a champagne reception, followed by a 3-course dinner, live auction and exclusive concert.

We hope you will join chairs Vicki & Chris Eddy and Micki Olin & Reid Abrams this year at Wine D’Vine and help us continue to ensure that children in foster care have the chance they deserve to reach their greatest potential.

2018 Fostering Hearts Legacy Award Honorees

Hilary & Hal Dunning

Walden is proud to honor Hilary and Hal Dunning, and present them with the Fostering Hearts Legacy Award for their longtime commitment to our foster youth and families.

As the former Chair of our Governance Board, Hal channeled his expertise towards Walden’s strategic and financial development. Currently, Hal continues to oversee our Finance Committee and both he and Hilary hold integral roles in creating and sustaining resources for our children and families.

Wine D’Vine Named Best Annual Gala!

Wine D'Vine Committee

Walden is proud to announce that Wine D’Vine  was voted Best Annual Gala in the August 2018 edition of Ranch & Coast.

And we are very proud of the volunteers and committee who work tirelessly to ensure our programs for foster children, youth and families continue to change lives for the better!

Peter Frampton performing at Wine D’Vine 2017