Spring Fundraiser celebrates Community Builder honoree

Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS) has selected Karen Dial and the Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation as their 2015 Community Builder honorees. Dial and the foundation will be honored at AMCS’ annual Spring Event fundraiser dinner, which will be held at Loyola Marymount University on Saturday, March 28.

“Our Spring Event is a celebration of not only our work, but also of the supportive community that has helped AMCS grow and prosper for fifty-four years,” said AMCS Executive Director Eden Garcia-Balis.

According to Garcia-Balis, this year’s honorees were selected for their generous support to many local nonprofit organizations, including AMCS, which they have supported for many years.

  “On behalf of the foundation, I am so pleased that AMCS has chosen to recognize us this year,” said Dial. “My parents, Howard and Jewel, knew the importance of giving back and we are pleased to be able to continue that tradition and to lend support to so many worthy organizations like Airport Marina Counseling Service.”

Well-known Los Angeles meteorologist and comedian, Fritz Coleman, will be the emcee and entertainer. The evening will also feature live and silent auctions that include items like diamond earrings, a personalized dinner party catered by an acclaimed chef and autographed memorabilia by NBA all-stars.

Founded in 1961, Airport Marina Counseling Service is a nonprofit, community-based mental health clinic that serves the Westside areas of Los Angeles, including Westchester, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista and Marina del Rey. The mission of AMCS is to provide affordable mental health services and to provide training for mental health therapists.

Tickets for the event are $135 per person. For more information, to reserve seats or to donate, please call Garcia-Balis at (310) 670-1410.

Posted March 2015.