Menard Family Foundation Board of Directors members Marlene Miller and Barbara Menard were joined by their husbands at the 37th Annual Whispering Winds Gala with the theme “I’m a Believer.” Hundreds of guests, conference center staff, clergy and two bishops gathered at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina for this Gala evening. There was a large silent auction in the cocktail and hors d’oeuvre area with live mobile bidding available. The dinner was served in the spacious Columbia Ballroom and was followed by a camp presentation, live auction and tribute to Terry and Barbara Caster. Their generosity has increased and enhanced the ministry of Whispering Winds and the camp is celebrating 41 years of “Friendship, Faithfulness and Generosity.” The evening celebrated the opening of Disciples Lodge, named in honor of Cursillo, and completed the final of the three-building expansion project. A slide presentation provided updates into the stages of construction, camp improvements, and showed highlights of the Special Needs Family Camp. Whispering Winds serves children, teens, young adults, adults and families especially special needs families, military families and families affected by cancer.

2019 Gala Video from Whispering Winds on Vimeo.