Santa Barbara, CA – May 2015 – Dream Foundation — the only national dream-granting
organization for adults and their families battling life-threatening illness—will hold its 5th Annual
Flower Empower Luncheon on Wednesday, May 13th. Net proceeds from the event are vital to
supporting the volunteer-driven program.
“We are thrilled to share an afternoon with the community that has been instrumental to the
program’s sustainability and growth throughout the past 19 years,” says Kisa Heyer, Dream
Foundation Executive Director. “We are tremendously grateful to the businesses and individuals
who generously donate their time, goods and services to make a difference in this community we
The 5th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon will be held at an exclusive oceanfront meadow in
Summerland, CA. The event will feature a luxurious outdoor setting complete with farm-to-table
fare, exciting silent auction items, a raffle for a 7-day cruise, and wonderful surprises.
This year’s Flower Empower event will honor and recognize the following individuals:
Tim & Diane Brown, 2015 Flower Empower Sponsors
George & Lisa Hagerman, 2015 Flower Empower Sponsors
Lauren Nelson and Bill Bonds, Volunteers of the Year
Casey Slaught, Youth Volunteer of the Year
Jill Marie & Jean-Michael Carre, Chocolats du Cali Bressan owners, In-kind Donors of
The Flower Empower program relies on dedicated volunteers who gather each week to deliver
hope and compassion – in the form of fresh bouquets – to those in need. In addition to bouquets,
flower recipients enjoy fresh-baked cookies, fine chocolates and cards handmade by school
children. In 2014, Flower Empower delivered, on average, 150 bouquets each week to recipients
from Goleta to Ventura.
“We are looking forward to acknowledging those that have been fundamental to Flower
Empower’s success,” says Heyer. “This program simply would not be possible without their
devotion and efforts.”
Also in attendance and serving as hosts, will be NewsChannel 3’s Shirin Rajaee and Alan Rose.
Rajaee and Rose are long-time and dedicated supporters of Dream Foundation, its mission and its
programs, including Flower Empower.
Tickets to this event can be purchased online through the Dream Foundation website for $95.
Tickets are limited to 225 attendees and the event is expected to sell out, so the public is
encourage to act fast to take part in this unique event. www.dreamfoundation.org/flower-
Flower Empower receives no federal or state funding, relying solely on corporate and individual
contributions and grants. Dream Foundation hopes to raise awareness and its impact with its 5th
annual Flower Empower Luncheon.
About Dream Foundation
The first and largest national dream-granting organization for adults, Dream Foundation enhances
the quality of life for individuals and their families battling life-threatening illness. Dream
recipients are those individuals who have been given a year or less life expectancy. Dreams range
from basic need items, like a working stove, to bedside reunions and meaning experiences with
children and loved ones.
Founded in 1994, Dream Foundation serves more than 2,500 dreams each year and relies on a
network of volunteers, sponsors, and individual donors.
For more information, visit www.dreamfoundation.org or call (805) 564-2131.