Leading the way for a safer world for our children since 1984, St. Germaine Children’s Charity has contributed more than $4.5 million to the fight against child abuse in San Diego County. There are still many more children who need our help.

On December 4, 2018, we will host and celebrate the 35th Annual Silver Tea, our signature fundraising event. This elegant afternoon tea will be held at a newly remodeled private estate in La Jolla, made available by a generous and gracious supporter. Over 300 guests will come together to enjoy friends, festive décor, refreshments, the silent auction and of course, tea! One hundred percent of the proceeds from ticket sales, donations and the silent auction will be donated to local child abuse prevention and treatment programs.


We at St. Germaine Children’s Charity need your valuable support. Your generosity in giving—be it financial support, donating goods or volunteering your time—has enabled our organization to make a positive impact in the lives of thousands of children. Please consider donating to this wonderful fund-raising event and partner in our efforts to stop child abuse.


To learn more about Underwriting the Tea please contact Michelle Serafini at michelle@coastandranchproperty.com To learn more about in-kind donations, please contact Wendy Neri, Silver Tea Chair at wendy@nerila.com. To donate to The Silver Tea silent auction, please contact Betsy Witt and April Goodjohn at sgccauction@gmail.com


Wine/Bar Sponsor

Anonymous Donor


Anonymous Donor


Arthur and Joan Funk Charitable Family Foundation

Leigh-Ann Sprock

Vicky Whitley


Anonymous Donor

CDM Foundation

Jane Nobbs


Anonymous Donor

Diana and Don Ambrose

William and Jennifer Beamer

Dee Benson

Arianne Bettazzi

Barbara and Bill Carter

Christensen Engineering & Surveying

Judge Suzanne Conlon

Gigi Cramer

Janice and Steve Farnow

Laurie C. McGrath

Wendy and Jim Neri

Carla Rehm

Sheila and Larry Scaramella

Michelle Serafini

Place Tegland

Andrea Gray Wild


In memory of Susan Bailey

John Baxter

Maurine Beinbrink

Kris Benham

Chhokar Law Group, P.C.

Julie B. Fiss

Barbara Giammona

Gigi and Bryce Goldman

Dr. Patricia J. Grant

Coley D. Hunt

Betsy Manchester

Jenny Bateman Mudge

Paula Taylor


Julie Brazier

Joyce Dostart

Megan M. Luce

Betsy Mitchell

Vaughn and Susan Morris

Network for Good

Tori V.T. Schiller

Kathleen Wahab, CADENCE Travel


North Shore Printery

A note from Wendy Neri, Silver Tea Chair

I experienced my first Silver Tea almost 30 years ago with my mother and grandmother, both St. Germaine members. The elegance and beauty of St. Germaine’s signature event continues with lovely decorations and silver trays of tempting sweets and tea sandwiches shared with friends and newcomers alike. My grandmother has since passed away but her legacy has kept me (and my mother!) involved in SGCC since that first Tea. As we fast forward to the 35th Silver Tea, I am grateful for their strong examples of service and compassion.  There are so many children in our world who feel the absence of positive parenting in their lives. Thankfully, there are many great programs in San Diego that help to right the wrongs of that absence. Please join me in supporting these agencies in their fight against child abuse by attending the Silver Tea this year.  We will welcome you at a stunning home in La Jolla where, in addition to treats and time with friends, guests may participate in the many fun changes to this year’s auction. Our kind and generous donors, members, guests and volunteers make it possible for us to award meaningful grants, and for their efforts we are especially grateful. Join in this traditional afternoon tea and help change a child’s life. -Wendy Neri, Silver Tea Chair

St. Germaine Children’s Charity is a California nonprofit corporation comprised of approximately 300 members committed to stopping child abuse and improving the lives of abused and neglected children in San Diego. Formerly known as St. Germaine Auxiliary to the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation, we assumed the responsibilities of our own 501(c)(3) organization in August 2006.