Collaborative Courts Foundation’s Fundraiser 2012

By Donna Bunce, Donna on the Town, October 16, 2012

Most guests took the South Pacific theme to heart at the Collaborative Courts Foundation’s second annual fundraising dinner at the Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach.  I heard about “Some Enchanted Evening” through my friend Zara Cerni, who chaired the event and believes passionately in the foundation’s mission to provide non-violent offenders mired in substance abuse, mental illness and homelessness with judicial supervision through rigorously monitored rehabilitation services.  Working alongside the traditional court system, the foundation has been very successful in changing lives.

The evening honored the following Collaborative Courts judges:  Matthew Anderson, Debra Carrillo, Michael Cassidy,  Maria Hernandez, Richard Lee, Wendy Lindley,  Kimberly Menninger, Joe Perez, as well as Commissioners Ronald Klar and Jane Shade.  “It’s the most fulfilling thing I’ve done,” Judge Glenda Sanders, Assisting Presiding Judge of the Orange County Superior Court and a former Collaborative Courts Judge, said in her remarks to everyone.