The Fifth Taste of Santa Ana

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Main Place Mall – 2800 Main Street – Santa Ana

6 – 9 pm

More than 45 restaurant exhibits will offer generous tastes of their foods

Beer Garden  – Silent Auction – Music

All proceeds  donated to Assistance League of Santa Ana stay with us.

Please support our programs – especially

Operation School Bell®

Buy your tickets from us!

Be a sponsor!

General Admission

$30 early bird until 4/15/2018

$40 after 4/15/2018


$50 early bird until 4/15/2018

$75 after 4/15/2018

JEANIE WAHLBERG is celebrating 70 years of devoted service to the Assistance League of Santa Ana (ALSA).  Just imagine all the good works she has done in seven decades of membership!  Perhaps you’ve seen her working in the Thrift Shop?  This month, she is a rider on  Disneyland’s carousel in support of ALSA’s fundraising effort — Carousel of Possible Dreams

To help us honor this amazing woman, please consider donating in her name.  

Your donation will help ALSA raise money for Operation School Bell ®.   Over the past eleven years, Operation School Bell® provided over 25,000 Santa Ana school children with a uniform, backpack, toiletries and books.

1. Go to this website, and donate:


2. Send your check (payable to Festival of Children Foundation) to:
Assistance League of Santa Ana 1037 W. 1st St. Santa Ana, CA 92703  
(We will submit it for you, but it must be received by November 15th)

You must act by November 15th!

Carousel of Possible Dreams is sponsored by

Segerstrom’s Festival of Children Foundation.

ALSA receives 100% of the proceeds from the event.

In addition to Jeanie, other members of the Assistance League of Santa Ana’s Carousel of Possible Dreams’ team, who will help us raise money, are:

VANESSA KLASS, J.D. – Trust Admin. Officer, City National Bank            

STEFANIE P. PHILLIPS, Ed.D. – SAUSD  Superintendent  

ANALEE KREDEL-SPEER – ALSA Life member & OCDE Principal –
Team Captain

Jeanie Wahlberg, devoted member for 70 years!

Vanessa Klass, City National Bank

Stefani Phillips, SAUSD Superintendent


Fourth Annual Best Taste of Santa Ana - May 2017


Thank you to the more than 800 people who purchased tickets to this year’s event!  It was a great time, albeit a very warm day.  There was so much great food from all of our participating restaurants, and we passed out icy treats to all of our attendees, as well.  The proceeds from the event help to fund all of our excellent philanthropic programs. Thank you to everyone involved!

Best Taste of Santa Ana.

College Scholarship Philanthropic Program - April/May 2017

Meet Tristan Noah from Segerstrom High School. He had to choose between Columbia University, UC Irvine, University of Southern California, or the University of Arizona to study Biomedical Engineering. He finally decided on USC! He took every course in Engineering within the CTE Program. He has also carried a GPA higher than 4.0 throughout high school, plays varsity baseball, and has served on Student Council. Congratulations, Tristan!img_2630

Meet Evelin Peralta! Evelin attends Santa Ana High School, right across the street from our chapter. She loves CTE, and has taken Medical Core and Hospital Occupations courses. These courses helped her realize that she wants to be a Veterinarian Surgeon. She volunteers at the Santa Ana Zoo, is in Marching Band, and is also involved in the Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies. Evelin has chosen to attend UC Davis in the Fall. Congratulations, Evelin!

For thirty years, Assistance League of Santa Ana has given scholarships to graduating students within the CTE Program (Career Technical Education Program), in the SAUSD. This year alone, we have awarded twenty $1,000 scholarships. In total, we have awarded over $240,000 in scholarships.

Last Friday we held interviews for this year’s recipients. As usual, it was a group of very intelligent, ambitious, and poised young adults ready to take on the world of university study. Today we would like to introduce you to one of our student scholarship winners. Over the next couple of weeks, we will post a story daily about one of these amazing students.

Our College Scholarship program is one of the reasons to support Assistance League of Santa Ana, and right now you can do so by buying tickets, donating funds, or otherwise helping us with our upcoming event, The Best Taste of Santa Ana, to be held May 20th, 4 – 7 pm in beautiful downtown Santa Ana at Third and Sycamore/Second Street Promenade. All profits go to support our philanthropies.

We are a non-profit, all volunteer organization celebrating 80 years of service in Santa Ana.

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SAUSD – Teaching and Learning
Santa Ana Unified School District
SAUSD Superintendent
City of Santa Ana
Downtown Santa Ana
New Santa Ana
Assistance League

Meet Deborah Cuevas, she is a senior at Saddleback High School, and is the 13th of 18 children. She will attend Cal State Fullerton this fall. Deborah is one of our twenty scholarship recipients this year. She will receive $1,000 to use on fees, tuition, or books. Deborah wants to be a high school counselor, and has a very impressive resume. Congratulations, Deborah!


Meet the fourth recipient of our $1,000 Scholarship – Alexandra Arajo! Alexandra attends Century High School. Alexandra has taken many CTE classes in Medical Core, Entrepreneur, and Tech Business. She’s been involved in the e-Business Academy for three years, and is traveling to NYC to represent her team in the International Youth Business Summit. Alexandra wants to become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, and plans to attend Irvine Valley College, and then transfer to UCI. Congratulations Alexandra!

Gift of Giving Philanthropic Program - December 2016

A happy family visiting with Santa!


Face painting at Gift of Giving with our Assisteens!


Assisteens running the bicycle gift room!


Carousel of Possible Dreams - Disneyland - November 2016

SAUSD Superintendent,
Stefani Phillips, PhD –
one of our wonderful riders for the fundraiser.


Our team of riders for the
second annual fundraiser.


Organizer and founder
Sandy Segerstrom Daniels,
and our team leader, member/
school principal, Analee Kredel.


College Scholarships Philanthropic Program - May 2016

Some of our scholarship recipients!


One of our student scholarship recipients with
Wendee Smith, our wonderful chairperson!


Student scholars at the reception.