Thursday May 7, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM PDT
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The Jonathan Beach Club 
850 Palisades Beach Club Road
Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Dana Szyka 
Westside Children's Center 
310.846.4100 ext. 6169 


Where is the event located?
Big Hearts of Summer 2015 will be at the Sand Deck at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica, which means the event is outdoors, on the sand, by the beach. 

What should I wear?
Suggested attire is cocktail + beach-chic, as you will be on the sand. Ladies, a wrap is recommended in the event that the evening weather cools down.

Where do I park?
Event parking for guests is reserved in the North Lot, Santa Monica Lot #8. Let the attendant know you are attending an event at the Jonathan Beach Club. 

Will I receive a paper ticket in the mail once I register?
In an effort to save trees, ticketing this year is paperless. When you arrive, simply check-in at the registration table announcing your last name, and you'll be all set.

When does registration close?
The last day to RSVP and purchase a ticket is Friday, May 1, 2015.

Who is Queen Nation? Queen Nation, our main entertainment for the evening, is a tribute to Queen. Their live 90-minute production of Queen’s greatest hits preserves the image, sound, and stage persona of vintage Queen. Guests at Big Hearts will enjoy the portrayed accuracy of Queen Nation’s live retrospective journey through such Queen songs as We Will Rock You – We Are The Champions – Bohemian Rhapsody - Crazy Little Thing Called Love – You’re My Best Friend – Another One Bites The Dust – Under Pressure and many more. 

We look forward to hosting you on May 7 and thank you for your generous support of WCC!


 Thank you for supporting

Big Hearts of Summer!

Big Hearts of Summer 2015, Westside Children’s Center (WCC)'s signature fundraising event, was held on Thursday May 7, 2015. It was a fun evening of beachside cocktails and great company as almost 200 people in attendance kicked off the summer on the Sand Deck at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica. 


Your generous support enables Westside Children's Center to continue giving thousands of children who have experienced trauma and/or live in deep poverty the foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. You can learn more about WCC's work at www.westsidechildren.org.


Thank you to our generous sponsors*

Carla and Gerald du Manoir

Marianna and David Fisher
Darcie Denkert Notkin and Shelby Notkin
Patty and Greg Penske


Amanda Brown and Justin Chang
Shannon and Halsey Minor
Anne and Yves Sisteron
Steven and Stephanie Shafran - The Otis Booth Foundation

Larry and Stacey Kohl
Susan and Eric Smidt


Lorena Barrientos and Mark Merritt
Ambassador Frank and Kathy Baxter 
Tricia and Bill Flumenbaum
Beth and Josh Friedman 
Abner and Roz Goldstine 

Michael and Risa Green
Todd and Tatiana James
Anita and Allen Kohl
Dorothy and Sidney Kohl
 Frank and Shelley Litvack
Leslie J. Mayer

Jennifer and John Nordstrom
Michelle and Michael O'Brien 

Kathleen and Chip Rosenbloom
The Salke Family 

Roee and Melissa Wiczyk
Daniel and Suzy Zinn


Anonymous • Anonymous • Activision  Avery and Andy Barth • Trisha Cardoso  Karen Bell and Robert Cox  Comerica • Richard and Jennifer Eidinger • Quinn and Bryan Ezralow • Janet and Mike Fourticq • Teresa and Mike Fourticq  Maria Mancuso Gersh and Gary Gersh • Lisa and Josh Grode Laura Hein • Lezlie and Mark Johnson  Brian and Lisa Klingenberg • 
Dolores Kohl •  Alicia and Bob Levitt • Bruce and Nancy Newberg  Susan and Charles Newirth • Prime Healthcare Services  Harry and Jeanne Robinson • Chloe and Kirk Sommer • Linda and Skip Victor • Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks • Julianne and Michael Woronoff • Steven and Leah Yari • Christina Zilber

*as of May 5, 2015

Event Co-Chairs

Carla du Manoir •  Jennifer Nordstrom • Patty Penske 

Event Planning Committee

Nancy Bertrando •  Jennifer Eidinger • Teresa Fourticq • Laura Hein • Stacey Kohl • Alicia Levitt • Shelley Litvack • Leslie Mayer • Pati Miller • Shannon Minor • Michelle O'Brien • Anne Sisteron • Sheila Walker • Melissa Wiczyk

For more information on sponsorship opportunities or the event, contact Dana Szyka at 310.846.4100 x6169 or danas@westsidechildrens.org.

Westside Children’s Center is dedicated to creating futures filled with promise for all children. We work to break the cycles of intergenerational poverty, abuse, and neglect by providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education, foster care and adoption services, family strengthening interventions, and vital health, wellness, and advocacy services.