Donation Letter

January 30, 2016

A message from Steve Bennett
Ventura County Board of Supervisors –District 1
Foster Youth Milestones Chair – Ventura County

On June 11, 2016 we will be honoring the achievements of foster youth ages 17 and older in Ventura County who are transitioning from youngsters to adults. The 6th Annual Milestones Recognition Event will be held for the third year at California State University Channel Islands.

Each of the youth being honored at this event has had many challenges to overcome, yet they have learned to persevere, survive and turn obstacles into opportunities. This is an evening designed by the youth and dedicated to celebrate and honor their achievements, great and small.

Many of the youth have recently graduated from high school, made major strides toward independent living, have been awarded a scholarship for ongoing education or made a first major purchase. Each of these is a “Milestone” in their life. The Ventura County community has joined together with other organizations to sponsor and recognize each of these young people for their achievements.

The evening is designed to acknowledge these youth at a special dinner attended by the many people who support and provide guidance now and into their future. Each youth is individually recognized and through the generous donations of sponsors awarded gift cards to help send them on their way to independence. The moral, emotional and concrete encouragement and recognition of achievements makes this one of the most emotional and uplifting evenings of the year. Last year 73 foster youth were awarded more than $100 each and many were also recipients of scholarships for continuing education. This year, we expect even more. This comment was received from an awardee last year:

“Thank you very much for this wonderful event.
It is a ray of sunshine in my life.”

Please visit the Milestones website and see the value and sense of community that is evident in the lives of our foster youth @

This event is supported by many sponsors, but we need your support! We ask you to consider a donation or contribution to make this year’s event special for over 80 youth. All donations are tax deductible. 100% of all donations are allocated to fund the event and provide individual awards to youth being honored. Please find a listing of giving opportunities enclosed. Make checks payable to Milestones-Casa Pacifica. For additional Milestones information please contact:

Cristina Miranda

Lynda Bowman

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support for the transitioning foster youth in Ventura County. By joining with us you represent the family that is Ventura County.


Steve Bennett
Milestones Chair

Lynda Bowman
Event Coordination
Cristina Miranda
Raquel Montes
Recognition & Outreach


The Event

The next Milestones celebration will be on

June 17, 2017

at California State University, Channel Islands

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Cal State Channel Islands

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Donate by Paypal or check to:
Milestones-Casa Pacifica
1722 S. Lewis Rd
Camarillo, CA 93012

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