HSVC 92nd Birthday Bash Fundraiser Dinner

This event is SOLD OUT!

We are excited for our supporters to join us at the shelter on Saturday, June 1st, at 5 pm to celebrate 92 years of animal welfare service! 



Experience a pink moment sunset as we enjoy a welcome reception, a delicious buffet dinner catered by DJ's, unlimited beer and wine, music by DJ Nolskee, silent and live auction, and more to support HSVC and the animals we serve in our community. More details to come, stay tuned!

Check out this video recapping last year's celebration!


Meet our Emcees!

Anson Williams

After his decade-long acting career on an iconic show called Happy Days, Williams directed over 300 TV shows and won the Humanists Award for his writing. Because of his public platform, he was able to introduce his uncle’s life-saving Heimlich Maneuver to the world. He created a movie, Skyward, directed by Ron Howard and starring Bette Davis and the first disabled actress who was instrumental in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Another movie, No Greater Gift, had a powerful impact on increasing organ donors in the United States. He also served on the board of the USO as Director of Entertainment for our troops overseas.

Williams was a successful entrepreneur, co-founding an international product company for which he was honored by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his expertise in product trademarking. A product he developed with Dr. Heimlich, Alert Drops, has saved thousands of lives of drowsy drivers. Williams moved to Ojai in 2011. While here he beat colon cancer and met the love of his life and wife Sharon MaHarry.


Sheriff James “Jim” Fryhoff

Sheriff James “Jim” Fryhoff grew up in Pasadena, California.  Jim was a police cadet with the Pasadena Police Department prior to moving to Ventura County. Jim relocated to Ventura County when he joined the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office in 1990.

 Jim has worked a variety of assignments with the Sheriff’s Office, including detention services, patrol, special enforcement, investigations, and crime prevention. He also served as the Adjutant for two sitting Sheriffs. He was the Assistant Chief in Thousand Oaks, Chief of Police of Ojai and area Captain for the Ojai Valley, Thousand Oaks Chief of Police, and Operations Commander for Detention Services Division which oversees the Pre-Trial Detention Facility, Todd Road Jail, Court Services Bureau, Juvenile Justice Center, and the East Valley Courthouse and Jail.

In addition to Jim’s primary assignments listed, he has worked on numerous collateral assignments. Collateral assignments are duties that exist within the Sheriff’s Office but do not require a full-time position. It is through collateral assignments that Sheriff’s Office members can accomplish so much and give back to the agency and support their community. Jim was a bicycle patrol officer, air unit crew chief, press information officer, explorer advisor, reserve deputy coordinator, field training officer, and served as the manager for our peer support team.

 Jim is married to his wife, Traci. They have two daughters, Vanessa and Savannah.  Jim received his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University in Vocational Education with an emphasis on adult learning theory, a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in Administrative Leadership, and graduated from the FBI National Academy Session 261 in September 2015. Jim is a two-time Deputy of the Year recipient and received the Medal of Valor in 1997.

Jim is excited to usher in a new energy to the Office of the Sheriff and is excited to lead the over 1300 employees and numerous volunteers within the Sheriff’s Office.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!


Judy and Don Diaz • The Guerra Family • Sheila and Tom McCollum • Marc & Julia Whitman




Thank you to our fantastic committee members!


Debbie Guerra - Committee Chair

 Valerie Gallagher • Hannah Jobus • Aurora Albright • Cheri Iadevaia • John Lockhart

Jenna Utter • Arlene MacSween



June 01, 2024 at 5:00pm -


Humane Society of Ventura County
402 Bryant St
Ojai, CA 93023
United States
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Steve McCurry · · 805-646-6505

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