Second Annual Perfect Pairing to Launch LA-Based
RTB Emergency Grant for Single Parent Scholars


OUR Host CommitTee

This event would not be possible without the support and expertise of our Host Committee:

  • Lori Barr
  • Ashley and Ron Gonen
  • Tuanni Price
  • Stephanie Sandler
  • Ryan Williams

Thanks to Our Sponsors

We deeply appreciate our sponsors who are helping us break the cycle of poverty for single parent families through their support!

Title Sponsor -

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  • Nelson Financial Services


  • Ashley and Ron Gonen


  • AthletesFirst
  • Mark and Kris Colin

Supporting Sponsor

  • Taylor Williams, Arroyo Insurance Services
  • Streitfield Accounting

Wine Pull

Thank you to Marcia Jones from Urban Connoisseurs who generously donated wine from her private collection for the Wine Pull! Learn more.

Help Us Launch the LA Emergency Grant Fund for Single Parent Scholars

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time: 7:30 pm-10 pm
Location: Loyola High School, 1901 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Host  Anthony Barr is an LA Native, UCLA All-American, 3X NFL Pro-Bowler, and starter from the TOP RANKED Minnesota Vikings Defense.  He is also a proud Loyola High School alumnus.


Price: $200 per ticket.

Sponsorship:  If you have interest in learning more about sponsorship, please contact Stephanie at 

Purpose:  To celebrate the launch of the Raise the Barr Los Angeles Emergency Grant Fund for Single Parent Scholars, among other grants. Proceeds will benefit this new fund, as well as other Raise the Barr initiatives that assist single parent scholars.

While NO REFUNDS are allowed once you purchase your tickets, we will allow name changes.

Tax Language
According to IRS regulations, anything greater than the fair market value of the ticket price is considered a contribution and is eligible for a charitable tax deduction. The estimated fair market value of each ticket is $70.   Therefore, any amount above $70  of you purchase price is eligible for a charitable tax deduction. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.




Wine SponsorS

This year Raise the Barr is featuring these Black and women owned wineries who have generously donated their wines for this event!

A special thanks to Tuanni Price at Zuri Wines for coordinating the wine donations and offering her expertise on the Host Committee.

Zuri Wines

Our motto is "wine is complicated, we make tasting simple". We are wine educators, wine event planners and a super fun fabulous wine tour company. Learn more.

Charles Wine Company

Charles Wine Company is family-owned and managed with a portfolio of premium wines representing the rich diversity of the Western States.

FLO Wines

Jazz musician, producer and composer Marcus Johnson, sees wine as a natural extension of his music.  FLO Wine was named to the USA Today list of “10 Best Celebrity Wine Lines.” Marcus received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and is an Entrepreneur in Residence with the Greater Washington Urban League.  Learn more.


Winemaker/Founder  Phil Long of Longevity Wines, began his journey making wine in the garage with his wife Debra.  Now with over a decade of winemaking experience, and a list of awards too long to print. Learn more.

P. HarRell Wines

The creation of P. Harrell Wines has emerged from my long standing passion and appreciation for wine, from the smell of freshly picked grapes after a successful harvest to sampling wines in barrel, and ultimately indulging in the enchanting wine culture with others.


Chef Rhonda Russell is an Executive Chef of Wine Arts and Winemaker, owner of Taste Collection Cellars. She works tirelessly to not only teach and educate and demystify food and wine lovers on unique flavor pairings and combinations she is also passionate on educating children on the love of good food.  Learn more.

Vina Simpatica

Vina Sympatica Sparkling Red and Vina Sympatica Sparkling Violet were both awarded Silver Medals at the18th Annual San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.  Learn more.