Boys & Girls Clubs gala will be a Carpenter family affair
‘The Carpenters have been exceptionally generious to the community. We’re so lucky to have them.’ — Linda Catlin gala chair
Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters singing duo and his daughter Mindi will perform on Oct. 25 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village for a fundraiser benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes.
Carpenter and his wife, Mary, will preside as honorary chairs for the nonprofit’s sixth annual gala dinner and auction.
"The Carpenters have been exceptionally generous to the community. We’re so lucky to have them and we’re thrilled to be able to honor them at our event," said Linda Catlin, gala chair.
Richard Carpenter and his sister Karen were the biggestselling group of the 1970s and one of the bestselling recording artists of all time. They recorded 20 Top 40 hits and won three Grammy awards.
Richard Carpenter wrote many of their songs. His arrangements and orchestrations of their music earned him five nominations for a Best Arrangement Grammy.
Richard and Mary Carpenter live in Thousand Oaks with their five children and were named Ventura County’s Philanthropists of the Year in 2007.
"Since 1860, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have provided a safe and secure home away from home for generations of American youth. The club at Colina Middle School is just terrific. Mary and I are delighted to be named honorary chairpersons for this year’s gala, ‘Stand Up For Kids,’" said Richard Carpenter.
Mindi Carpenter, a junior at Westlake High School, has been singing for most of her 16 years. She has performed at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach and the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
For more information about the gala, call (818) 706-0905 or visit www.bgcconejo.org.