Celebration of Dreams Gala benefits Dream Foundation
The Dream Foundation’s 14th annual Celebration of Dreams Gala, a red carpet event hosted Saturday night at the Bacara Resort & Spa, featured high profile guests, musical entertainment and live and silent auctions.
The philanthropic celebration staged musical performances by 15-year-old classical prodigy Sara Stevens, American rock band O.A.R. and musician Natalie Noone, a Santa Barbara-native and daughter of Herman’s Hermits frontman Peter Noone.
Featured live auction packages included everything from an “After-Noone with Peter Noone,” a private concert by Peter Noone for 100 lucky guests, to an opportunity to attend a taping of NBC’s hit television show, “The Voice,” with a meet-and-greet with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine.
The event also held a silent auction with more than 70 items.
The Dreams Gala saluted the many corporate founding partners of the newly launched Dreams for Veterans, a national program that honors American veterans during their end-of- life journey with the realization of a dream.
The event aimed to raise funds for terminally ill adults and families, such as three recent Dream Foundation families who shared their heartfelt testimonials, including the Malones from Arizona, the Hoods from California andTara Middleton from South Carolina.
The foundation has brought dreams to life for more than 22,000 recipients since its inception in 1994.
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