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Camps for Kids Fundraiser Whiskey and Art

Whiskey and Art: Summer Camp Fundraiser

Join us May 26 for an incredible Art and Whiskey networking event. We have an spectacular lineup of the people you want to be associated with. You have the opportunity to become lifelong friends with VC’s, models, mentors, entrepreneurs while you learn and indulge yourselves with Gastropub food and Whiskey.

Know that while enjoying yourself you will be helping to send children to Fly Your Kite Camp in the Sierra Mountains: flyyourkitecamp.com

Every summer, many local children, especially from lower income Bay Area families, are left at home at their own devices, without any chance for quality childcare, summer camps, learning and growth. As a result, those children fall back at school and lack social adaptive, interpersonal, independence, and other important skills.

Our fundraiser is here to help, and provide youth a unique opportunity to attend a summer camp they would otherwise not afford.

In the past, we helped children from east Palo Alto and children from Hispanic communities experience the magic of camp and rave about for years to come and we want them join us again this year!

Proceeds go to send children to the upcoming overnight practical life skill camp. Our charity tax ID is 82-2207354


  • 6:30 Our Master of Ceremonies, Neel Naicker, a successful entrepreneur and expert will talk about blockchain and AI and how it is utilized with Real Estate, followed with a Q and A session.
  • 6:55 Introduce Mariya Milovidova, Heidi Noriko, Seline Elin, and Lissa Starnes.
  • 7:00 Whiskey and Food Pairing With Whisky EDU
  • 7:00 BenRiach and Cheese pairing with Rory Glasgow.
  • 7:30 Art of Heidi Noriko  and Mariya Milovidova and Lissa Starnes on display and talk to the artists
  • 7:45 Fashion models with Whisky Show
  • 8:00 Live Auction
  • 8:30 Networking and Socializing


Get to know our guests of honor:


Neel Naicker: Our Master of Ceremonies, an Investor / Entrepreneur / Board Member/ Advisor and expert in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, and Robotic Automation. (i.e Disruptive technology) will enlighten our minds on these topics as we enlighten all our senses with art, fashion modeling, gastropub food and whisky.  For our real estate investors Neel will discuss Artificial Intelligence for Asset Valuation and Risk Management.


Mariya Milovidova       fabric print

Mariya Milovidova:  MM Art and Fashion coming from Odessa Ukrain

Mariya is an artist, a fashion designer and an entrepreneur. She has attracted celebrity clients from Hollywood to Bollywood, and been featured in fashion weeks from Paris to New York, to her base in San Francisco.

Maria is a mother whose son is yet to attend a camp, and she is very passionate about child enrichment. She generously donated the fashion show to our event: the models will be presenting her hand painted dresses. Also Maria donated to the life auction the original print on canvas, framed and signed.


Heidi NorikoPainting of the Painted ladies

Heidi Noriko: She specializes in Design Consultation, Business Development, Communication and the Arts. She has a Masters of Fine Arts in Design where she taught at The University of Iowa 2 and 3 Dimensional design.

Heidi is a true caregiver and is charitable: she was assistant at the kindergarten as a nanny, and taught children art and English to understand children and fill a nurturing void.

She generously donated four limited addition prints, valued over $1500.


Seline Elin

Seline Elin: Entrepreneur, hotelier, philanthropist, former Comcast TV California Scenes host, business advisor, Founder of Pitch Fashion Tech.

Proud mother of two teen aged children, Seline is very involved in youth development and child educator activities.

Seline donated an incredible two-night romantic escape at the luxurious Penthouse at De La Vina Inn, Santa Barbara.

This outstanding donation is valued at $1600 and shows the extent of Seline’s dedication and faith in our children’s charitable cause

Lissa Starnes

Lissa Starnes Head ShotSan Francisco Bay Area artist Lissa Starnes received her BFA from the Academy of Art University. 

Lissa studied with notable Bay Area artists – Manuel Neri, Nathan Oliveira, Howard Brodie, and Thomas Marsh, and was immersed in figurative studies that morphed into organic forms resembling surrealistic landscapes of trees.

Being nurturing and charitable by nature, Lissa is excited to donate Lissa Starnes’s photo she took of the world-famous Japanese Maple tree at the Portland Japanese Garden (17×17 framed). This Japanese Maple is the most world-famous and photographed tree in all of North America

Roger Royse

Roger RoyseRoger Royse is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. Roger is a nationally recognized authority on agtech – the technology of food production – and the legal considerations for companies in this industry. Roger frequents charity events, and will be generously signing and donating his acclaimed book.


Auction Items

  1. Acrylic painting, size ‘30x’50, “Life of the Party”, from the owner of Drawing #1 Art studio, located in Alameda, CA, Alena Nezetti. (Est value: $300)
  2. A two-nights romantic escape at the luxurious Penthouse at De La Vina Inn in Santa Barbara. With just a short stroll to the beach, you’ll stay at the suite with the ocean view in each room. Value of each room per night is $800. The offer includes premium champagne and treat basket. (This amazing getaway is valued at $1600)
  3. A special VIP whiskey tasting for 10 people, conducted by the director of the Whiskey Education Foundation national events and Master of Whisky, Douglas Smith. Tasting includes premium whiskies and specialty food pairing.  Location is anywhere in the Bay Area. (Estimated value is $800)
  4. The original “The Painted Lady” print from the San Francisco renowned artist and Interior Designer, Heidi Noriko. “The Painted Lady” is a depiction of SF famous Victorian home, and belongs to the artist Special Edition series. Framed and signed, the dimension is 22”x28”. (Est value: $400)
  5. The Original print on canvas from the bay area high fashion Designer Mariya Milovidova (MM Art and Fashion). Presenter of Paris, NYC and SF Fashion weeks. Framed and signed, the dimension is 22”x28”.
  6. McQuade’s Celtic Chutney Basket ($100)
  7. Lissa Starnes’s photo she took of the world-famous Japanese Maple tree at the Portland Japanese Garden (17×17 framed).  The Tree of LifeThis Japanese Maple is the most world-famous and photographed tree in all of North America. Many proclaim that there is no Japanese garden outside of Japan that is more impressive than the Portland Japanese Garden.


    Nature photographer Peter Lik titled it “The Tree of Life” and Fred An, won the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest in 2012 which brought in an influx of people trying to find the tree. It is estimated to be 70 years old and its beauty increases every year. (Est value: $400)

  8. Roger Royse is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. Roger is a nationally recognized authority on agtech. Purchase the signed copy of his book from the author himself. The book is titled “Dead on Arrival: How to Avoid the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Startup”and is a must have for a start up geek and aficionado. (Est. Value: $100)

Non-Profit FIEN: 85-2207354