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Dream Foundation Partners with Oscar de la Renta to Host 5th Annual Endless Summer Dream

Press Release | October 4, 2019

Fashion raises vital funds for final Dreams of terminally-ill adults

Santa Barbara, Calif. – Dream Foundation is partnering with world-renowned fashion house, Oscar de la Renta for the 5th Annual Endless Summer Dream. This year’s event will take place on October 6th at the Nesbitt Estate in Summerland, Calif. Oscar de la Renta will present a series of looks as guests enjoy live poolside entertainment and the very best of Southern Californian food and drink in this stunning location overlooking the ocean. Funds raised help make the final Dreams of terminally-ill adults come true.

Andrew Firestone returns as the much-loved emcee and live auctioneer. Aerialists from Santa Barbara Airedanse Collective will entertain guests, along with synchronized swimmers from Aqualillies & Aquawillies, the exquisite voices of Natalie Noone and Marissa Reyes and the graceful movements of Santa Barbara Dance Theater. DJ Gavin Roy Presents will also perform.

“Endless Summer Dream brings the best in fashion, entertainment and the Southern Californian lifestyle, but it’s also the most important fundraising event in our calendar,” says Dream Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Kisa Heyer. “We’re always humbled and grateful as so many people give so generously in so many different ways to make the event possible. Last year, we raised enough to make almost 100 final Dreams come true, and this year we hope to raise even more!”

Tickets for Endless Summer Dream are available.

The event is made possible through the generous support and dedication of this year’s Event Co-Chairs Arlene Montesano and Ursula Nesbitt. Endless Summer Dream recognizes its Sky Sponsors: Adeo Alday & Troy Cox, Genentech, and MacDonald Family Foundation, Peter F. Hilf; Ultramarine Sponsors: Kate & Arthur Coppola, Hutton Parker Foundation, Porsche Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, and Elizabeth & Kenny Slaught; Ocean Sponsors: Bickett Family Foundation, Misty & Michael Armand Hammer and Armand Hammer Foundation, Pauline & Marc Lowe, and Carl Westcott; Azure Sponsors: Gayle Abramson & Mitch Glanz, Insight & Strategies, Anonymous, Melissa Attanasio, Fell Marking LLP, Mark DePaco, Hollye & Jeff Jacobs, Justine Roddick & Christina Schlieske, and Daryl & John Stegall; Aqua Sponsors: Jen & Skip Abed, Ella & Scott Brittingham, Christine & Gabriel Chiu, Catherine Gee & Chris Lancashire, the Grokenberger Family, Mireille & Peter Noone, Claude Raffin, and Lisa & David Wolf.

“We thank everyone at Dream Foundation for their tireless efforts of bringing joy to those during their most challenging part of their lives and we encourage others to contribute in any way they can,” says Sky Sponsors, Adeo Alday and Troy Cox.

A special thank you to Oscar de la Renta and their incredible team.

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 more than 32,000 final Dreams over the last twenty-five years. Dream Foundation receives no state or federal funding—we rely solely on private donations. To support our mission please visit DreamFoundation.org/donate.