30th Annual

Mardi Gras Ball

Coming this SPRING! MARCH 4, 2023

Hyatt Regency Westlake
Westlake Village, CA

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Become a Major Sponsor

As planning for the 30th annual Mardi Gras Ball takes place, we realize our mission is as important today as it was 35 years ago. Our goal is to continue to operate and maintain the Human Services Center that guarantees our non-profit agencies a rent-free office. This allows the agencies to concentrate their funds and resources directly on programs and support for their clients. None of this is possible without your dedication to the underserved in the Conejo Valley.

By pledging your Major Sponsorship commitment for the 2023 Mardi Gras Ball, you will ensure access to important services in one location. On behalf of the 13 non-profit tenants and those they serve at the Human Services Center, we thank you for your continued support.

Robin Britt
Executive Director, Community Conscience

A Message From Robin Britt...

Dear Community Leader,

As planning for the 30th annual Mardi Gras Ball takes place, we realize our mission is as important today as it was 35 years ago. Our goal is to continue to operate and maintain the Human Services Center that guarantees our non-profit agencies a rent-free office. This allows the agencies to concentrate their funds and resources directly on programs and support for their clients. None of this is possible without your dedication to the underserved in the Conejo Valley.

As the need for access to human services has grown in our community, so too have the programs providing these services within the walls of the Human Services Center. Through your generous donations and sponsorships, these are just some of the successes realized during this past year:

  • 13 non-profit agencies diverted over $300,000 in saved rent to their programs.
  • 39 homeless people were housed.
  • 58 people were rescued from human trafficking.
  • 125 disabled persons received life skills training for independence.
  • 350 people were assisted with employment services.
  • 2,000 vulnerable children, adults, and seniors received regular exercise programs from licensed trainers.
  • 5,000 people received grief support and hospice services.
  • 5,030 people learned to prevent bullying through kindness and inclusion workshops.
  • Critical children and family services continued at no cost for over 79,000 people such as: food security; financial assistance; mental health; parenting education; medical, dental, and legal services.

The 2023 Mardi Gras Ball is our largest fundraiser of the year and it is expected to be attended by more than 300 community leaders, guests, and media. Together we will celebrate your commitment to the health and wellness of this community with delicious food and spirits, live and silent auctions, wonderful music, dancing, and camaraderie.

A complete list of sponsorship levels and benefits is included for your consideration. On behalf of the 13 non-profit tenants and those they serve at the Human Services Center, we thank you for your continued support.

Kind regards,
Robin Britt
Executive Director, Community Conscience

2023 Mardi Gras Ball Major Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

GEORGE & JEANNETTE HUTCHISON
MANCHESTER FINANCIAL
MONTECITO BANK & TRUST
VENTURA COUNTY CREDIT UNION
JOANIE & RICHARD YOUNG

Silver Sponsors

LARRY MARQUART

Bronze Sponsors

FRAN BROUGH & CHUCK CUNNINGHAM
GERRY & LAURA CONWAY
PAT & RON GRANT
DAVID & CAROL FREEMAN
SHERRILL HYINK
MARIA & JOHN PRESCOTT
PHYLLIS & WAYNE RICKERT

2023 King & Queen

Each year, Community Conscience honors two individuals for their exemplary community service. This year’s honorees have contributed their time, energy, and resources to bettering our community for many years and in many ways. As such, they have earned the honor to be crowned King and Queen and reign over this year’s Mardi Gras Ball.

King Ed Holt

King Ed Holt has a long history of volunteerism in the Conejo Valley and has been an activist here for many years.  He has served in leadership positions for organizations and events in Thousand Oaks and throughout the county. His many contributions include the following organizations.  

Ed has supported numerous youth organizations, serving as a youth sports coach of the Conejo Youth Basketball Association, as a board member of the Thousand Oaks High School Hoopsters Club, as President of the Sherman Oaks Little League, and an organizer and participant in numerous events for the City of Thousand Oaks Youth Commission Leadership Summits. 

He has been a trustee in the National Military Order of the World Wars Conejo Valley Chapter where he served as Commander.  For many years he chaired the Red, White and Blue Ball, and was chair of the silent auction, as well as serving in many additional capacities.  Ed is also a member of Military Officers Association of America.  As a strong supporter of the local Gold Star Mothers organization, he assisted the group in getting organized and getting representation in Washington, D.C., and was a volunteer for the United Way of Santa Barbara, and is Elder at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.

Ed was an active board member and a past President of the California Lutheran University Community Leaders Association, and served as chair of the California Lutheran University Educational Foundation.  CLU Community Leaders Association selected Ed as a past recipient of the William E. Hamm Outstanding Service Award. The award is presented annually to a member who has shown exemplary service to the development of the University and to the betterment of Thousand Oaks and the Conejo Valley Community. 

Ed was a board member of University Club in Santa Barbara, a mentor to graduate students of Duke University and Harvard Graduate Program, president of the executive committee for the Children’s Bureau of Southern California Invitational Golf Tournament, director and treasurer of Tres Condados Girl Scout Council, and is currently an Elder at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.  

The Conejo Valley Historical Society honored Ed as a Don of La Fiesta del Triunfo for his outstanding community service.  For several years was the Master of Ceremonies at the Fiesta, served on the Triunfo Ball planning committee, and assisted in numerous capacities at the Stagecoach Inn Museum.

Ed is married to Susan, who was the 2009 Queen of Mardi Gras Ball.  Ed proudly served in the Navy, and had a career in Finance.  They have resided in the Conejo Valley since 1980’s, where they raised their family. They have a son Eddie, daughter Karie, an Attorney at Chevron, son-in-law Robert and two adult grandsons Jack and Alex.

Queen Terry Moerler

Queen Terry Moerler moved to the Conejo Valley in 1978 and has been active here ever since.  She is a Westlake Village Sunrise Rotarian and believes in giving back to a community she loves deeply. Over the years, Terry has served as Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Board member and Chairman of the Board.

Terry serves on the Sunrise Rotary club Board of Directors; is a co-chair of Community Service; a Sunrise Rotary Foundation board member; multiple Paul Harris recipient; and a Rotary Triple Crown Donor.  Terry believes in the Rotary motto: “Service Above Self.”

Terry is a former owner and Operating Principal of Keller Williams Realty Westlake Village, winning many awards and accolades over the years. Her awards include the Prestigious Otto Stoll award for Community Service, Conejo Valley Association of Realtors Community Service Award, and 2014 BRAVA Award by National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), where she was honored as Woman Business Owner of the Year.  She has an extraordinary background and is often asked to speak at real estate conferences and conventions, many of which pay her to share her vast knowledge.  She donates any speaking honorariums to local charities, raising over $60,000 to date.  She continues to serve her many past clients, their family and friends as their realtor for all their real estate needs.

For several years, scores of non-profit organizations, including Community Conscience, have benefited from the use of Terry’s large moving truck, free-of-charge.  Terry has supported many local organizations since moving to the Conejo Valley, including The Cancer Support Group, Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, Community Conscience, New West Symphony, Casa Pacifica, James Storehouse, Lutheran Social Services, Hospice of the Conejo, Senior Concerns, Art Trek, American Heart Association, Many Mansions, Westlake Women’s Club and was a major donor to the Yarrow Family YMCA, and she is currently a Trustee on the board for the Conejo / Las Virgenes Future Foundation.

Terry is married to Raymond McCarthy. She has a daughter, Marlene, a pediatric nurse at Los Robles Hospital, son-in-law, Clinton, a retired Law enforcement officer and two grandsons, Jack and Charlie. Terry has a special rescue dog that has worked at Children’s Hospital for the past 8 years. 

Thank you!

What a Ball! Thank you to all our sponsors, guests, staff,
and volunteers for supporting us and making the
July 23, 2022 Mardi Gras Ball such a magical evening.
Hope to see you on March 4th, 2023 for our
30th Annual Mardi Gras Ball!

2022 Live Auction Highlights

Magical Dinner Party at Holdren’s Steak and Seafood with Magician Mogg the Magnificent for 10 guests

The fortunate winner will enjoy an evening at Holdren’s Steak and Seafood in Newbury Park in their private room where Mogg the Magnificent will perform magic for your enjoyment. You will receive a gift certificate to Holdren’s for $1,000 which can be used for food, beverages, tax and gratuity. For 10 guests.

Donated by Peter Mogg, Holdren’s Steak and Seafood
and Community Conscience.

Exquisite Dining for Two Guests at Six Restaurants

Enjoy a unique dining experience at six of Conejo Valley’s finest restaurants. The fortunate winner will receive a $100 gift care to use at each location: Boccaccio’s Restaurant Westlake Village, Cafe Bizou Agoura Hills, Farfalla Trattoria Westlake Village, The Landing Grill and Sushi Bar Westlake Village, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and Zin Bistro Americana Westlake Village.

This item was donated by the above restaurants and Community Conscience Trustees.

THE VIDANTA MEXICAN GETAWAY!

Winners choose from a luxury collection of beach front resorts located in stunning destinations along the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, where everything has been created for happiness!
Enjoy luxurious accommodations, endless pools, world-class restaurants, activities for all ages, and staff that caters to your every need. You will enjoy a vacation filled with fun, relaxation, and the very best service in Mexico. With multiple destinations offering distinctly unique and beautiful locales to experience, every trip can offer new exciting ways to vacation with the same comfortable and friendly atmosphere.

Hyatt Regency Westlake Chef’s Table for 10 Guests with Food and Wine Pairing

Join Hyatt Regency Westlake Executive Chef for a special night of exquisite cuisine with each course matched to selected wines in Harvest Kitchen and Bar – Hyatt’s “Farm Fresh to Table” inspired restaurant. Your chef’s table will include a five-course meal for 10 guests. Minimum 3 weeks advance reservation required, subject to availability.

Expires July 22, 2023.

Donated by the Hyatt Regency Westlake.

An Evening of Improvisational Comedy

Host a party of a lifetime where you treat your guests to an evening of improvisational comedy performed by California Lutheran University students. 

One case of wine (mixed red ad white) plus a gift certificate for $250 for catering services provided by Smokin’ Steve’s BBQ Catering are included in this fun event. You set the number of guests!

Donated by California Lutheran University Theatre and Dance Department and Smokin’ Steve’s Catering, & Community Conscience.

Party Boat Cruise with Eloise and Chuck Cohen for Six guests with Appetizers and Wine!

Spend a fun evening on Westlake Lake with 2016 MGB Queen Eloise and King Chuck Cohen. Your evening includes a one to two hour relaxing sunset cruise with wine and appetizers with Eloise and Chuck. For up to 6 guests.

Donated by Eloise and Chuck Cohen, with premium wine by Dave Friedl.

2022 Mardi Gras Ball Major Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Barbara Ashcraft
In Loving Memory of Mel Ashcraft
Cecilia & Frank Bellinghiere
Fran Brough & Chuck Cunningham
CALIFORNIA AMERICAN WATER
George & Jeannette Hutchison
MANCHESTER FINANCIAL
VENTURA COUNTY CREDIT UNION

Silver Sponsors

Barbaras Development, Inc. 
Marta & Bruce Rothwell

Larry Marquart
Pat & Ron Grant

Bronze Sponsors

Margaret Fieweger McEnery
David & Carol Freeman
Sherrill Hyink
June Glasmeier
Maria & John Prescott