Child Advocates Hosts 2nd Annual Passion, Fashion & Everything Bold

Event: Passion, Fashion & Everything Bold

Date: Sunday, October 24, 2023

Location: Urban Blanco Venue, San Jose, CA

Event Highlights: 

On Sunday, over 130 of Silicon Valley’s most fashionable community members SHOWED UP and SHOWED OUT for Child Advocates, supporting Santa Clara County’s foster youth at the 2nd annual Passion, Fashion & Everything Bold event. It was a fundraising experience unlike any other, and guests arrived BOLDLY dressed in all-white attire, accented with Advocate Pink.

Blanco Urban Venue provided the perfect backdrop for a wide array of event offerings, all spread across multiple floors. With drinks in hand, guests shopped for a cause at an exclusive vendor marketplace where a portion of all sales was donated back to Child Advocates.

The marketplace featured clothing, accessories and home décor from local, primarily women-owned businesses including:

  • Bijoux Bijoux
  • Cactus Lounge Boutique
  • Classy Bag Lady
  • Gilded & Co.
  • In Situ Jewelry
  • IVI Vision
  • Love Cultivated
  • Pamela Ceramics
  • Seawoof
  • Trina Turk

Guests also participated in a variety of raffles with opportunities to win fine wine, party packs, a pair of stunning diamond earrings and even an entire trove of treasure valued at nearly $7,000. Once the shopping concluded, it was time to move to the ballroom where host Meaghan Karabatsos led everyone through a jam-packed program. Child Advocates CEO Frederick J. Ferrer addressed the crowd, speaking to the importance of their support, before San Francisco Drag Laureate D’Arcy Drollinger took the stage as this year’s guest performer. 

D’Arcy gave a showstopping performance, energizing the audience in preparation for an exciting live auction where guests BOLDLY raised their paddles for getaways to Las Vegas, Capitola, Wine Country and more! Mission speaker Yuriko Shotter then delivered an impassioned speech about her service as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer. She shared why the agency’s work compels her to give back in a multitude of ways before the afternoon concluded with a final opportunity for guests to donate in support of foster children.  

Passion, Fashion & Everything Bold 2023 was only made possible by the generosity of this year’s event sponsors, donors, volunteers, participating vendors and attendees.  

Gold Sponsor

  • Star One Credit Union

Silver Sponsors

  • Excite Credit Union
  • Hoover Krepelka, LLP
  • iTalent Digital

Supporting Sponsors

  • AVT Productions
  • Heritage Bank of Commerce
  • UPS Store Almaden Valley

If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring one or all our special events, please contact our development department at