Ascencia Hosts 8th Anniversary Gala

Tickets are now available for Ascencia’s 8th Anniversary Gala “All Aboard!” on Saturday, Jan. 25 at historic Los Angeles Union Station in Los Angeles. This formal dinner and live auction event is the agency’s largest annual fundraiser, welcoming over 300 community and business leaders in the greater Glendale area for a night of celebration and fellowship. The evening is expected to raise over $200,000 to support the agency in providing emergency shelter, housing and support services for over 1,200 homeless men, women and children annually.

Ascencia is the only comprehensive homeless service provider in the greater Glendale area, providing street outreach, case management, a 40-bed emergency shelter for over 200 residents every year, an 80-bed winter shelter program, and transitional and permanent supportive housing for 80 families and formerly chronically homeless adults.  Since its founding in 2006, Ascencia has provided housing and support services for nearly 10,000 homeless men, women and children.

“We’re excited to host ‘All Aboard!’ at Union Station this year, a fitting location for an event that captures the spirit of a community of supporters embarking on a journey together, to fulfill Ascencia’s mission to end homelessness in the greater Glendale area, one person, one family at a time,” said Natalie Profant Komuro, Ascencia’s executive director.

The evening’s program will include the presentation of Ascencia’s Hope and Compassion Award to Cathay Bank for its dedicated support in fulfilling Ascencia’s mission and to Nick Lam, vice president of Pacific BMW, who served with distinction as president of Ascencia’s board of directors from 2006 to 2013. Dinner will be catered by Command Performance and live music will be provided by the Trevor Hill Combo.

Auctioneer Jeff Tanenbaum will provide high energy during the live auction and Fund-A-Need segments of the program. Live auction packages include a getaway at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, a vacation condo in Lake Tahoe, collection of fine wines, a stay-cation package at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, Hollywood Bowl boxed seats, and more.

Tickets to “All Aboard” are $150 per seat. For more information about table sponsorship opportunities, to request an invitation or to purchase tickets, contact Sarah Joung at (818) 476-9821 or email

For more information about Ascencia’s programs and services, visit To schedule a tour of Ascencia’s new Glendale home contact Ascencia at (818) 246-7900 or via email at