Dream Foundation’s Second Annual Summer Dream Helps Give Life to Final Dreams
Adults across the nation from ages 18 to 40 will benefit
from fresh, summer themed fundraiser
Photo Credit: Mishan Warnakulauriya
Santa Barbara, Calif. – Dream Foundation hosted its second annual Summer Dream fundraiser to benefit Dreamers 18 to 40-years-old yesterday, June 5. This fresh, summer-themed affair is just one of the many events that benefits Dream Foundation and helps fulfill its mission of giving life to final Dreams. Summer Dream was hosted by Generation Dream, a network of young professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders committed to improving the end-of-life experience for terminally-ill adults and their families. The evening event featured a fashion show highlighting local designers Catherine Gee, Jenni Kayne and Miller’s Oath; live entertainment by award-wining singer-songwriter, Cody Lovaas and DJ IDEX; and an offering of local artisans’ food and drink.
“Summer Dream is a wonderful opportunity to educate our local community about the diverse Dreamers that we have the privilege to serve,” said Dream Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer Kisa Heyer. “Its fresh and youthful summer theme allows our younger generation of philanthropists to get involved, have fun, learn more about Dream Foundation’s many programs and how they can become involved.”
Attendees included Quentin Wahl, Kristin Turner, Tori Petersen, Peter Donahue, Cecil Bond Kyte, Jennifer & Chance Darling, Alan and Tanya Thicke, first annual Summer Dream featured designer Danielle Rocha of Rocha Swim, second annual Summer Dream Committee Chair Arlene Montesano, and Dream Foundation board members Luke Ebbin, Chris Lincoln, Justine Roddick, and Board Chair Kenny Slaught.
Guests enjoyed wine and beer from Potek Winery and Third Window Brewery and food from Wildwood Kitchen while they viewed an exciting runway fashion show emceed by Dream Foundation supporter and KEYT Channel 3’s Alan Rose. A silent auction featured a surfboard, ridden and signed by Santa Barbara local and World Surfing League Pro Surfer Parker Coffin.
The event would not have been possible without its sponsors and in-kind donations. Dream Foundation recognizes and appreciates its Golden Sponsors: Hutton Parker Foundation, Soogie & Don Kang, and Jim Nigro. Shine Sponsors: Sloane & Sally Dickens and Elizabeth & Kenny Slaught, Copper Sponsors: The Grokenberger Family, Kielle & John Horton, Chris Lancashire, Nina & Eric Phillips and Justine Roddick & Christina Schlieske. Aqua Sponsors: Vicky Burger of Valbridge Property Advisors, First Click, and Jennifer & Sean Hecht. Shimmer Sponsors: Hollye & Jeff Jacobs, Andria Kahmann, Anne & Allen Sides, Daryl & John Stegall, and Johnson Family Dental. Event & In-Kind Donations: Becker Studios, Blue Star Parking, Cali Dolce Gourmet Desserts, Catherine Gee, Chocolats du Bressan, Classic Party Rentals, Green Packaging, Impact Hub, Jenni Kayne, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Mentorship Works, Miller’s Oath, Millworks, Potek Winery, Santa Barbara Entrepreneurs Club, SpaceNK Apothecary, Tesla, the Himovitz Family & El Capitan Canyon, The Mill, Third Window Brewery, Walter Claudio Salon Spa, and Wildwood Kitchen.
One-hundred percent of the proceeds from this year’s event will fulfill the Dreams of terminally-ill young adults ages 18 to 40.
About Dream Foundation:
Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, fulfills final Dreams that provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to nearly 25,000 final Dreams over the past two decades and has never turned down a qualified applicant. Dream Foundation does not receive any federal or state funding and relies solely on individual donations and corporate partnerships to fund its programs. The Foundation is proud to maintain Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating (its highest) for sound fiscal management ensuring its donors and partners that their investment will be used wisely. For more information, please visit DreamFoundation.org.