20th Anniversary Celebration of Dreams Gala » Dream Foundation

Dream Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration of Dreams Gala was held at the Bacara Resort & Spa on Saturday, November 8, 2014.

Distinguished guests and foundation friends in attendance included honoree, John Paul DeJoria, performers, Bill Medley, KT Tunstall, and David Ryan Harris and live auctioneer, Andrew Firestone. This year’s celebration honored 20 years of dreamers along with the more than 20,000 dreams that have touched lives, created lasting memories, and provided peace, closure and joy at the end of life’s journey.

Dream Foundation honored John Paul DeJoria, co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and The Patrón Spirits Company, with the 2014 Humanitarian Award and leading biotechnology company, Genentech with the 2014 Outstanding Corporate Partner Award. Generous support and contributions from both honorees have made a significant impact by helping to bring peace, comfort, and closure to countless dream recipients and their loved ones through the fulfillment of a final dream.

The evening alsDream Foundation's 13th Annual Celebration of Dreams Galao looked back in remembrance of 20,000 dreamers and their families, while taking a look forward to the next 20,000 dreams. Dream Foundation’s Executive Director Kisa Heyer shared exciting plans to dream bigger than ever by expanding the program’s reach with the goal to provide care, comfort, and closure to even more adults and their families.

The after party was held in the spectacularly transformed Bacara Lobby with DJ Chris Cox, sprits by Beau Joie Champagne and Patrón Tequila  and late night bites from Carl’s Jr. Star Diner and ProYo.

A Heartfelt Thank You

Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate the love, compassion, and community that make it all possible. Net proceeds from the event are vital to supporting the program, which receives no federal or state funding and relies solely on corporate and individual contributions and grants.

We have had the privilege to serve more than 20,000 dreams in the last 2 decades and have never turned down a qualified dream request. With the support of our dedicated community, we are looking forward to ensuring that Dream Foundation is an important part of people’s lives and dreams for the next 20 years!

A warm thanks to our generous event sponsors Alma Rosa Winery, Bacara Resort & Spa, Beau Joie Champagne, Bell Town Wine, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Magnolia Event Design, O’Gara Coach Westlake, Rolls-Royce & Bentley Westlake, Patrón Tequila, St. Juliette Winery and Walter Claudio Salon Spa.

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