| November 2, 2012 | Parties

There were 420 guests at the Festival of Children Foundation’s Opening Night Party, and every one of those VIPs trusts in the work the nonprofit does—so it’s no wonder the evening spent toasting the org and the charities it supports was themed Believe. The setting: South Coast Plaza’s Garden Terrace, which was stocked with an assortment of bites, bubbly and vino for notables like Anton Segerstrom, Wing Lam and Kathryn Glassmyer Cenci to savor. They also recognized this year’s FRED (aka For Really Extraordinary “Do”ers) awardee, Yash Gupta. While the 15-year-old was unable to accept the honor in person (he was in India organizing an eye exam clinic), his work was a vibrant testament to the Festival’s vision.Photography by Carla Rhea


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