Past Events

7th Annual Cultivate LA Raises funds, friends and awareness

Chef Ambassadors JOACHIM SPLICHAL of the The Patina Group, MATTHEW POLEY of Heirloom LA and HUGO BOLANOS of Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel Air came together to help raise over $300,000 for the foster youth in UFC's Programs. VIP guests enjoyed early entrance to the Garden Party with special pours from Asombroso Tequila, Frank Family Winery, Glenfiddich, Moraga Estates and selections from The Kitchen for Exploring Foods and The Truffle Brothers as well as special tastes from the Chef Ambassadors.

Guests loved our new location this year - at the Italian-style villa of Carla and Fred Sands - and enjoyed tastes from over sixty restaurants, bakeries, craft distilleries, breweries and wineries as well as an auction featuring large format wines, incredible trips and experiences and a raffle to win a luxury trip to London, instant wine cellar and fabulous cookbook collections!

View more great photos on our Facebook Page!

Amongst the great food, wine and spirits guests were reminded about the mission of United Friends of the Children with inspiring remarks from one of our College Sponsorship graduates.

“As you may know, less than 1% of foster youth graduate from college. I really want to emphasize that I literally couldn't have done it without support from UFC. UFC helped me realize that being a former foster youth is nothing to be ashamed. It's one of many experiences that makes me Lemicher, and for that I am very grateful. Thank you for being here tonight and for supporting United Friends of the Children.”
College Sponsorship Graduate Lemicher


a big thank you!

We are most grateful to our gracious hosts, Carla + Fred Sands, our amazing dynamic trio of Event Chairs - Sarah Bowman, Deb Parr/Amazing Grace Design, and Toni Schulman, as well as the stellar group of ladies that make up the Cultivate LA Committee. Of course, this event would not be a success without our incredible Chef Ambassadors, restaurants, bakeries, wineries, breweries, craft distilleries, volunteers and event sponsors.

Thank you for all you do for UFC!

 Sponsors / Supporters

2015 sponsors


Presenting Platinum Sponsor

Magnum Sponsors
Marianna + David Fisher



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Grand Cru Sponsors
Melissa + Kevin Beyeler
Wendy + Barry Meyer
Rod Olea
Toni + John Schulman

Sommelier Sponsors
Carol + Frank Biondi
Erika Glazer
Isaacs/Williams Family
Jim + Natasha Mindling
The Stolaroff Foundation
The John + Marilyn Wells Family Foundation

Connoisseur Sponsors
Denny + Jeff Berg
Ron Goldie
Lisa Klingenberg
Kim Merritt
Ande + Bruce Rosenblum
Andrew Sabin Family Foundation
Ronald Sampson
Susie + Jon Sheinberg
Alan B. Slifka Foundation
Jewels + Kiko Washington
Roni + Arthur Yuter

Aficionado Sponsors
Nancy + Russell Belinsky
Christine + Armyan Bernstein
Judy Billings
Dayna + Steven Bochco
Sarah Bowman + Bill Temko
Comerica Bank
Disney-ABC Television
Trish + Bill Flumenbaum
Jude + Woolf Kanter
Sylvia + Wayne Kazan
Julie Miller + Marc Binenfeld
Edie + Robert Parker
Shana + Don Passman
Jaye + John Rogovin
Dusty Snyder
Erin Mulcahy Stein + Robert Stein
Elizabeth + Steve Wyler




Committee Chairs
Sarah Bowman
Debra Parr
Toni M. Schulman  
Committee Co-Chairs
Nancy Belinsky
Anthony Dias Blue
Nancy Isaacs
Linda McDonough
Susie Sheinberg
Committee Members
Jaynee Beckman
Kate Berg
Renee Biren
Andy Blue
Nina Chadha
Alison Dinerstein
Amanda Ehrman
Amber Eyerly
Susan Finesman
Natalie Gianne
Liz Glotzer
Cindy Gold
Teri Hertz
Maria Jhai
Lisa King
Michael Krepack
Kim Merritt
Edie Parker
Robert Parker
Jessie Schulman
Tobey Cotsen Victor
Claudia Wong