By: Administrative and Database Assistant, Heather Patrice Brown

The Wild Brunch 2015, Return to the Wild, held on September 13, 2015 at Gull’s Way Estate, Malibu, was a day to be remembered. With a record-breaking 700 guests, more than 20 food and beverage tasting booths, and over 200 auction items, there was plenty to do and see.

Guests could have a psychic reading or energy healing session by one of the gifted artists, receive a mini make-over from Sephora Malibu, or just enjoy the gorgeous view.  Many guests enjoyed making bids on a wide variety of Silent Auction items and the cuisine was mouth-watering with many vegetarian options from different restaurants to choose from.

The live auction was, as always, an animated affair, with guests able to bid on an array of exciting items.  Guests also raised their paddles to help California Wildlife Center raise $40,000 for a pick-up truck and horse trailer for animal transport and in the case that the animals at the Center would need to be evacuated.

The highlight of the event was the release of a rehabilitated hawk back into the wild by the Live Auction Winner.  Guests watched, mesmerized, as the hawk returned to the sky and flew off into the distance. The hawk, like all animal patients that come through California Wildlife Center, was given a second chance at life with the help of the funds raised every year at The Wild Brunch.