Glendale, California (January 22, 2016) – Ascencia celebrates a decade of lifting people out of homelessness with a celebration gala on February 6, 2016 at Los Angeles Union Station. The event is a formal dinner and live auction fundraiser, celebrating ten years of saving lives in the greater Glendale area. All funds raised go to support the agency’s critically important Annual Fund.

This year’s gala honors The Stone-Beck Group at Morgan Stanley with the Ambassador of Hope award. Mr. Rick Dinger, President of Crescenta Valley Insurance, leads the Live Auction and Fund-A-Need, with catering provided by Command Performance and live music performed by the French Toast quintet.

Live Auction packages include second row tickets (right behind Lakers bench) to the LA Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets game in 2016; Disney family package; Vegas stay at the MGM Grand; vacation condo in Lake Tahoe; Wall of Wine; and more.

Sponsors include Pacific BMW and David L. Ho, Jr. as Gala Benefactor and S.H. Ho Foundation at the Diamond Level; The Honorable Michael D. Antonovich, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Fifth District and The Walt Disney Company at the Gold Level; The Stone-Beck Group at Morgan Stanley at the Silver Plus Level; Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas and Wende Lam, Baxalta, California United Bank, and Glendale Adventist Medical Center at the Silver Level; Alpha Construction Co. Inc. and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center at the Bronze Level; Ms. Diane Medina, Mr. and Mrs. Steven and Makiko Nakasone, Mr. and Mrs. Collin and Sarah Wedel / Sidley Austin LLP, Coldwell Banker – Kathy Seuylemezian, First United Methodist Church of Glendale, Hutchinson and Bloodgood LLP, Jana ACE Wunderlich – Podley Properties, Skyline Home Loans & E. Paul Brodsky, CPA, and The Wagner Foundation at the Friend Level; and Mr. and Mrs. Harpal and Gita Singh; ABC7; Acura of Glendale; California Credit Union; CDS Insurance Services; Flex Designs; Jones & Associates Accounting; Lee, Sperling, Hisamune Accountancy Corporation, and Star Ford Lincoln Mazda at the Patron Level.

Tickets are $200 per seat. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Sarah at (818) 246-7900 x114 or email

About Ascencia

Ascencia is the only comprehensive homeless services provider in the greater Glendale area, providing street outreach, case management, a 40-bed emergency shelter for over 200 residents annually, a 100-bed Winter Shelter in Glendale, a 30-bed Winter Shelter in Northeast Los Angeles, and permanent supportive housing for 80 families and formerly chronically homeless adults.  Since its founding in 2006, Ascencia has provided housing and support services for nearly 12,000 homeless men, women and children. Special areas of focus include housing chronically ill and homeless individuals, ending veteran homelessness and supporting homeless families with advocacy, counseling and tutoring. For more information about Ascencia’s programs and services, visit

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