LA’s BEST Friends Host Wine-tasting event at Fairmont Miramar in Santa Monica

Unique philanthropic network of young professionals to hold wine tasting and silent auction raising awareness and funds for LA’s BEST for sixth year in a row

October 5, 2012

More than 600 young professionals from across Los Angeles are expected to attend this year’s UnWINEd with LA’s BEST , a signature wine-tasting and silent auction event at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.  Even during the most challenging economic environment, young professionals, corporations and local businesses from across Los Angeles are dedicated to helping the 28,000 children served by LA’s BEST, working hard to provide opportunities and raise critical funds for children who live in communities most vulnerable to gangs, drugs and crime.

Generous sponsors for UnWINEd include Crescent Solutions, Naked Sky Entertainment and Westmount Asset Management at the silver level.  Guests will enjoy an array of wines, desserts and more than 100 auction packages including a stay at the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea, and tickets from JetBlue Airways.

LA’s BEST Friends is a network of young professionals with a shared commitment to the underserved children of Los Angeles.  Members represent a wide variety of interests and experiences but hold a common vision to improve their communities through public service.  Ambitious and entrepreneurial, LA’s BEST Friends takes a fresh and creative approach to “friendraising” and fundraising, hosting unique signature events that help support LA’s BEST programs across the city they call home.  Please visit for more information.

Carla Sanger, LA’s BEST President and CEO

Assemblymember Mike Feuer

LA’s BEST Friends Network


Friday, October 5, 2012

VIP Reception 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Main Event       8:00 – 11:00 p.m.


Outside under the Fig Tree

The Fairmont Miramar

101 Wilshire Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tickets available at the door


About LA's BEST:

LA's BEST - Better Educated Students for Tomorrow - is a nationally recognized after school education, enrichment and recreation program serving more than 28,000 children with the greatest needs and fewest resources throughout the City of Los Angeles. LA's BEST After School Enrichment Program provides a safe haven for children ages 5 to 12 at 189 elementary school sites each day during the critical hours after school — at no cost to parents. Established in 1988, LA's BEST is a partnership including the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the private sector. LA’s BEST is part of Beyond the Bell, whose mission is to ensure that all children and youth in LAUSD have access to high quality, safe and supervised academic, enrichment, and recreation programs that inspire learning and achievement beyond the regular school day. For more information, please visit