Speaking of local heroes, La Jolla’s own Kristi Pieper was honored for her “outstanding contributions to the health and well-being of children and their families” recently. The afternoon event, held at the Paradise Point Resort, was La Cuna’s Second Annual Mother Daughter Tea. Two other prominent La Jollans, Yolanda Walther-Meade and her daughter Yolanda S. Walther-Meade, served as honorary co-chairs.
Dawn DuCharme chaired the successful Tea, which raised much-needed funds for young Latino children in the foster care system. Along with tea and sumptuous sweets, the afternoon included a performance of red-hot salsa dancing and high-voltage hip-hop. The younger crowd lined up on the deck to have their faces painted before the program began.
As David Bejarano, chairman of the La Cuna Board noted, the record number of supporters at the mother daughter event are creating “new futures and opportunities for Hispanic foster infants and toddlers - which will make a difference for a lifetime.”