The 21st Annual Richstone Family Center “An Affair of the Heart” Honors Wells Fargo Capital Finance and The Getzelman Family

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Richstone Family Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse and trauma; strengthening and educating families – will host the 21st Annual ‘An Affair of the Heart’ on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 6:30p.m. in Torrance, CA.

Audi Pacific/LA Car Guy will open their state-of-the-art showroom in Torrance, CA where guests will enjoy a silent auction and wine reception courtesy of Bristol Farms followed by a sit-down dinner. Guests are also encouraged to enter an Opportunity Drawing for a $10,000 Roberto Coin 18k Rose Gold Large Pendant with Diamond, Amethyst & Mother of Pearl 16″ Length Necklace. Only 300 $100 tickets are available and the winner will be drawn at the gala on May 7, 2016. Winner does not need to be present to win.Proceeds from the event, including the evening’s silent and live auction, are critical in enabling Richstone to provide much needed services to vulnerable at-risk and abused children and families in our communities.

Each year the gala attracts more than 400 local residents, friends and family members who are committed to giving back to an organization which has served the community for over 40 years. Similar to previous years, prominent figures in the community will be in attendance along with high-profile entertainers. Former attendees include long-time advocate, Marty McSorley of the Los Angeles Kings and Kevin Nealon of Saturday Night Live.

Each year Richstone Family Center honors supporters of the programs who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to protecting the welfare of children in the community. This year on Richstone is proud to honor two exemplary supporters; Wells Fargo Capital Finance and The Getzelman Family.


After many years working with the Transitional Living House of Richstone in which he would drive to help women learn essential skills such as basic math and balancing a checkbook, John Getzelman, a longtime supporter and committed member eventually expanded his reach within Richstone and founded his own scholarship that helped fund education and tuition grants for members or employees of Richstone that were trying to attend college or trade school but did not have the financial resources.

In 2004 John passed away and Roger asked John’s son, David Getzelman, to take over the scholarship and administer the scholarship fund going forward. Since then, the endowment has grown, several Richstone recipients have attended some four year colleges, and many have attained degrees or valuable skills that have given them the opportunity to make their own mark in life…many times when nobody would give them a chance


Wells Fargo Capital Finance is the trade name for certain asset-based lending services, senior secured lending services, accounts receivable and purchase order finance services, and channel finance services of Wells Fargo & Company and its subsidiaries, and provides traditional asset-based lending, specialized senior and junior secured financing, accounts receivable financing, purchase order financing and channel finance to companies across the United States and internationally. Dedicated teams within Wells Fargo Capital Finance provide financing solutions for companies in specific industries such as retail, software publishing and high-technology, healthcare, commercial finance, staffing, government contracting and others. For more information, visit

Roger Van Remmen, President and CEO of Richstone Family Center says, “We are thrilled to have wonderful people, not only dedicate their efforts to Richstone but endlessly support the needs of the entire South Bay community.”

About Richstone Family Center

Richstone Family Center is dedicated to preventing and treating child abuse and trauma; strengthening and educating families; and decreasing violence in families, schools and communities. Richstone Family Center was incorporated as a non-profit social services agency in 1974. In 1977, the State of California awarded Richstone a grand as one of the first of 6 child abuse treatment and prevention programs in the state. Since that time, Richstone has expanded its staff from six to more than 135, increased the number of programs offered; expanded the area of service from Hawthorne to include the southwest corner of Los Angeles County and the Greater South Bay. Richstone offers services for children from birth to 18 and for parents in their teens to grandparents in their sixties.

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