Stars Come Out to Make Magical Moments Come True for Dream Foundation Fundraiser
In place of its usual fundraising event, Dream Foundation, this fall, is inviting people to bid, buy and give to help make the final Dreams of terminally ill adults and their families come true as part of Magical Moments, a celebration of Dreams.
Magical Moments includes an advanced private screening of “Language of Dreams,” a short documentary by award-winning director Peter Sasowsky.
Those interested can bid on any of more than 30 items in the Magical Moments online auction, live Nov. 2-17. Auction items include:
» Luxury travel experiences including a three-night stay at the Hotel Le Toiny, nestled on a hillside with views of the Caribbean Sea, with airfare courtesy of American Airlines and Tradewind Aviation.
» A four-night stay in an ocean view room at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea with first-class airfare from Alaska Airlines.
» A Donald Robertson Original acrylic on cardboard artwork by pop artist Donald Robertson, whose painting Magical Thinking was the inspiration behind Magical Moments. A Donald Robertson Original arrives in a custom linen presentation box, featuring the artist’s famous lips image.
» Custom jewelry, wellness packages, and one of-a-kind small group experiences.
Supporters can also buy swag from the Magical Moments swag store, where sales from t-shirts and totes featuring Robertson’s Magical Thinking painting, along with Magical Moments face masks, can help make Dreams come true.
The film “Language of Dreams,” a highlight of Magical Moments, explores the lasting impact of Dreams on everyone they touch and features a number of voices, including those of Dream Foundation Ambassadors Priscilla Presley and actor Rob Lowe, and Broadway star Teal Wicks, along with heartfelt personal accounts from the families of Dream recipients and people who help make Dreams come true.
The film is a celebration of life, what it means to be human, and the redeeming power of supporting each other through difficult times. “Language of Dreams” will screen at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov.15. The advanced private screening is free to view but viewers must register to watch.
“Magical Moments offers everyone the chance to help make the final Dream of a terminally-ill adult come true,” said Kisa Heyer, Dream Foundation CEO.
“Though the pandemic has prevented us from holding our usual fall event, it has allowed us to create a celebration that means that whether you are in New York City or here with us in Santa Barbara, California, you can be part of the magic and bid, buy, make a gift or watch the advanced private screening of “Language of Dreams” together,” she said.
“We are so thrilled that our ambassadors Priscilla Presley and Rob Lowe kindly agreed to lend their voices to the documentary, along with Broadway star Teal Wicks. It’s going to be a very special film. We look forward to sharing the magic of Dreams with everyone and making thousands more Dreams come true in the future,” Heyer said.
Magical Moments is made possible through the support and dedication of this year’s sponsors.
Producers: Colleen Barnett-Taylor and Michael Taylor of Barnett Clutches & Cables and Eisai.
Co-producers: Kate and Art Coppola and Elizabeth and Kenny Slaught.
Associate producers: The Bickett Family, Sally and Richard Burnham, the Himovitz Family and Kimi J. Matar.
Creative producers: Louise and Tim Casey, Genentech, Wells Hughes of Arlington Financial Advisors, Kyowa Kirin, Mario Muredda of Harrison/Star, Holly and Bob Murphy, Elizabeth and Leonard Paolillo, Justine Roddick and Tina Schlieske, Kari and Peter Siegel of Siegel Capital LLC and Deborah C. van Eck.
Consulting producers: Elizabeth and Andrew Butcher, Folded Hills Winery Farmstead Ranch, R.H. & A.Q. Lawe Foundation, Valerie and A,J. Rice, Daryl and John Stegall, and Westerlay Orchids.
Production supervisors: Jen and Skip Abed of Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Ella and Scott Brittingham, Rynell and Cameron Casey, Christina Rottman Designs, The Ebbin Group, Catherine Gee and Chris Lancashire, Jennifer Gillon Duffy of Fell Marking LLP, Hollye and Jeff Jacobs, Connie and Richard Kennelly, In Memory of Jon Gathercole by Claude Raffin and Anne Towbes, and numerous VIP Gratitude sponsors, In-Kind sponsors and underwriters.
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 donors, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 32,000 final Dreams over the last 26 years.
Dream Foundation receives no state or federal funding, relying solely on private donations. To support Dream Foundation’s mission, visit DreamFoundation.org/donate.