Twilight in the Garden Raises Funds for Terminally Ill Adults
On October 10, Dream Foundation held a lovely Twilight in the Garden event at a splendid Montecito estate to raise funds and recognize longtime donors. The event netted $140,000 for this Santa Barbara–based national nonprofit that fulfills dream requests of terminally ill adults.
About 65 guests enjoyed mingling over cocktails and extensive hors d’oeuvres while Mel McGary provided background jazz music. During the program, CEO Kisa Heyer welcomed guests and presented the Leadership of Excellence Award to Carpinteria residents Colleen Barnett-Taylor and Michael Taylor for their incredible generosity, which has made possible 560+ dreams.
This couple, along with Board Chair Kenny Slaught and his wife, Elizabeth Slaught, and J. Paul Gignac, were celebrated also as inductees into the Quarter Century Club, signifying 25 years of support for the foundation. Gignac was praised, too, for having the Dream Foundation named as the beneficiary of a class action lawsuit that yielded $286,000.
S.B. Rescue Mission President Rolf Geyling expressed his deep gratitude to Dream Foundation for fulfilling the dream request of his late wife, Trish Geyling, for a family trip to New York. Andrew Firestone led an entertaining and enticing auction.