Posts Tagged ‘Dream Foundation’

Summer Dream: A Swimwear Runway Show



Looking for a fresh way to spend your Thursday evening? Jumpstart your weekend by joining us on Thursday, June 4th, for a glamorous fashion show and cocktail party taking place at Aperture Collective and Cabana Home in the Funk Zone in downtown Santa Barbara!

Dream Foundation is partnering up with local swimwear designer Danielle Rocha of Rocha Swim to host an event that celebrates summer and brings together the next wave of philanthropists to learn about Dream Foundation’s mission to grant the final dreams of individuals facing terminal illness. One hundred percent of the proceeds of this event will benefit Dream Foundation.

Danielle Rocha, 21, creates cutting-edge swimsuit designs inspired by Brazilian cuts. This event will feature a runway show with additional designs from CA Makes, 399 Jewelry, Make Smith, Lisa Sands Design and Chapala and Parker.

There will be live performances by Danny Winter and DJ Idex, food provided by the mobile Carl’s Jr.® Star Diner, wine and beer! Be sure not to miss out!

This will be a great hub for young professionals and budding entrepreneurs to get together, have a good time and discover the rewards of charity and the values of giving back.

Tickets are a tax deductible donation of $75.

Raffle tickets are also available for purchase at $10 each or 6 for $50. Raffle prizes include:

  • Beauty Basket with organic skin care products, brow and waxing certificate, massage and facial certificates from Alston, tanning oils, and more.
  • Fitness Basket with $100 gift card to Thomas Kelly Activewear, free month at CorePower Yoga, Santa Barbara bars, Juice Ranch certificate, and more!
  • Grand Prize will be a 4 day/3 night stay for 2 at the 5-star Four Seasons Punta Mita Resort in Mexico (includes breakfast daily and golfing with the General Manager. Expires Nov. 10, 2015).

Event sponsors: Blue Star Parking, Carl’s Jr. Don and Susan Kang, Jim Nigro, Eric and Nina Phillips, Walter Claudio Salon Spa, SpaceNK Apothecary, Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Dream Team Council Benefit Showcase



On May 23rd, Dreaming A Difference, a benefit showcase for Dream Foundation will be held at the Marjorie Luke Theater in downtown Santa Barbara. This showcase, produced by the students of Dream Team Council, will feature rising singer-songwriter Cody Lovaas, who has toured and opened for Jason Mraz, as well as the talents of local high school students, including Erik & Madeleine, Gabe Reali and Luana Psaros. All proceeds from this event will benefit Dream Foundation.

This amazing showcase will raise awareness for the great work of Dream Team Council (DTC), a youth leadership group comprised of the dedicated students who oversee high school Dream Team clubs at Bishop Diego High School, Dos Pueblos High School, Laguna Blanca, San Marcos High School and Santa Barbara High School. DTC provides opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in non-profit management and program support, earn community service hours and learn skills that apply to their areas of study­—all while building their résumés and, most importantly, helping others. This benefit showcase empowers the talented and dedicated youth of Santa Barbara to give back to those in need.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stefani Canin-Mullen at Ticket information and purchasing are available here.


5th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon


The 5th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon will be held Wednesday, May 13th at an exclusive, oceanfront meadow in Summerland, CA, where approximately 225 local supporters will attend.

This farm-to-table luncheon raises funding for Flower Empower, a volunteer-driven program unique to Santa Barbara that delivers locally grown flowers, fresh-baked cookies, gourmet chocolates and cards handmade by young volunteers to anyone from Goleta to Ventura in need of cheer. Volunteers make deliveries to hospitals, hospices, cancer centers and personal residences to help ensure that those facing illness, recovery or loss know that they are not alone and that their community cares.

The event, which will be filled with great food, wonderful surprises and exciting auction items, will also honor the dedicated donors, volunteers and community growers that make the program possible. Flower Empower does not receive federal or state funding and, therefore, relies solely on the generosity of its supporters.

Tickets for the event are sold out. If you are interested in being place on our wait list or purchasing raffle tickets, please contact You can also make a donation online.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Tracy & Michael Bollag; Kate & Arthur Coppola; Nora McNeeley-Hurley & Michael Hurley; Roxanna & Randall Solakian; The Rudi Schulte Family Foundation, Shelley & Paul Schulte; Bui & Herb Simon; Montecito Bank & Trust; Rabobank; Takeda Oncology Company; Jacob Ahrens; Monica & David Fishman; Justine Roddick & Tina Schlieske; Noelle & Dick Wolf; Bette & Bill Pattis; The Himovitz Family; Roberta & Stan Fishman; Sally & Richard Burnham; Renee & Mark DePaco; Sally & Clay Dickens; Jodi Fisman-Osti & Darren Osti; Nohl Martin & Stephen Vella; Marion Montgomery-Rogers; Cynthia & Eric Spivey; Renee Gignac; Robyn & Len Freedman

Hair & Fashion Show Fundraiser by Paul Mitchell the School Santa Barbara

pmtssb hairshow graphicPaul Mitchell the School Santa Barbara is hosting a fabulous Hair & Fashion Show on Friday, April 24th at Blind Tiger in downtown Santa Barbara as part of their annual FUNraising campaign to support local nonprofits, including Dream Foundation. This is a fantastic opportunity for young adults to be inspired by all the latest hair trends as well as learn about great philanthropic causes and ways to give back. Tickets can be purchased at Paul Mitchell the School (525 Anacapa St.) for $20 pre-sale/ $35 at the door.

As part of their philanthropic mission to support community and volunteerism, Paul Mitchell Schools across the nation hold local FUNraising events, where Future Professionals and staff members donate their time, talent and energy to raise funding for local nonprofits. Dream Foundation is honored and grateful to be chosen as a beneficiary of this incredible effort, which will raise vital funding to grant dreams for adults facing terminal illness.

Get ready to be wowed by an array of innovative and fashionable hairstyles, all created by the dedicated and talented students of the hair design school. In addition, exclusive items will be available for bidding in a silent auction! An excellent embodiment of creativity, philanthropy and community, this is a great event for all ages. It will definitely be a unique night filled with great music, fashion and fun.

To participate in other local Paul Mitchell School events, check out:
April 24th: Hair Show at Blind Tiger

April 28th: CPK Lunch Fundraiser in the Paseo Nuevo Shopping Mall (show this flyer when you pay for your meal!)

May 2nd: Softball Tournament at Cabrillo Park (create your own team! $10/person) Email applications to by April 17th!

EVERY THURSDAY: Culture Café is held at Paul Mitchell the School, where they serve delicious lunches such as sandwiches, chicken tostadas, grilled cheese and bacon wrapped hot dogs!

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