Parca Auxiliary president Julie Veit, luncheon co-chair Jenny Vitro, host Amy Underwood and luncheon co-chair Allie Fitzgerald
Tatiana Dorow in Trina Turk, summer 2014
Billy Harris of St. Clair’s Catering with Parca Auxiliary luncheon host Amy Underwood
Parca Auxiliary’s 26th annual luncheon, this year at the home of Amy and John Underwood in Hillsborough, California, felt like an escape to the Hamptons. The event took place on May 14, 2014, in the backyard of the Underwood’s white-shingled, beautiful, grand, yet unpretentious home, architecturally reminiscent of those in East Hampton. Inviting outdoor spaces furnished with a focus on family comfort opened to some 200 Parca supporters. An open-air fabric tent provided an east coast style backdrop over tables with cloths of blue and white. Event chairs Alli Fitzgerald and Jenny Vitro added to the summertime theme with a menu of lobster and prawn salad and tomatoes stuffed with watermelon, feta, pine nuts and mint, catered by Billy Harris of St. Clair’s.
Parca Auxiliary volunteers modeled fashions from Trina Turk and Sam Malouf Authentic Luxury on a catwalk with the home’s French doors serving as the backdrop. Even the guests turned out in Hampton’s style, wearing shades of white, blue or bright clothing, and some summer hats.
The result: Over $200,000 raised for the Parca Organization that serves people with developmental difficulties and their families in the Bay Area. Parca provides opportunities for disabled people of all ages that help them experience choice, control, and individuality in every aspect of their lives.
Scenes from Parca Auxiliary’s Escape to the Hamptons
The backyard at Amy and John Underwood’s home in Hillsborough, California, served as the setting for Escape to the Hamptons, Parca Auxiliary’s 26th annual fundraising luncheon
Nicole Goligowski in Trina Turk, summer 2014
Jennifer Brown Moriarty and Barbara Brown
Volunteer model Jamie Keenan in an ensemble from Sam Malouf Authentic Luxury, spring 2014
Bettina Mirsepahi (right)
Alicia Sanguinetti, Taryn Sutton, Michele Sloat, Lisa Klapper, Ahnna Dudley, Ahna Terry, Anita DelGrande, Tish Scola, Julie Funkhouser, Julie Baumann
Heather Doll and Sarah Doll at Parca Auxiliary’s Escape to the Hamptons benefit luncheon in Hillsborough, California
Simona Irwin, Sam Malouf, Gloria Malouf
Alison Caron, Jeanine Cranston
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