Dream Foundation's

Celebration of Dreams
20th Anniversary

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bacara Resort & Spa | Santa Barbara, California

Honoring John Paul DeJoria and Genentech

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ballroom Terrace

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner & Program
Bacara Ballroom

10:00pm - 12:00am
After Party
Main Lobby

Dream Foundation's 13th Annual Celebration of Dreams Gala will be held at the Bacara Resort & Spa on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to be part of an event that will inspire you and an evening that will profoundly move you. This will be an amazing celebration honoring 20 years of dreamers along with the dreams that have touched lives, created lasting memories, and provided peace, closure and joy at the end of life's journey.

As always, this incredible event will feature world-class performers and celebrities, as well as moving stories from the people and families that we serve everyday. Net proceeds are vital to supporting the program, which receives no federal or state funding and relies solely on corporate and individual contributions and grants. Dream Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and has never turned down a qualified dream request.

Join us to celebrate the love, compassion, and community that make it all possible, and learn about how you can help Dream Foundation be an important part of people's lives and dreams for the next 20 years!

If you have any questions or would like more information on sponsorship benefits, please contact stefani@dreamfoundation.org.

Attire: Black tie optional


Sponsorship Opportunities

Titanium $100,000

  • Exclusive naming rights to the event (i.e., The "Title Sponsor Name Here" Celebration of Dreams Event)
  • Logo placement on Step & Repeat/Press Wall
  • Name inclusion on all printed press materials
  • Name inclusion in the official press release
  • Name Listing on Screen-Projected Acknowledgement
  • Logo inclusion on Dream Foundation website
  • Logo display within venue
  • Most prominent full-page ad in the Book of Dreams
  • Special VIP preferred seating for 20 guests (two tables)
  • Personal introductions to celebrity guests
  • Media coverage opportunity
  • Join us in the Dream Lounge for a post gala dance party that you won't soon forget!

Diamond $50,000

  • Logo placement on Step & Repeat/Press Wall
  • Name inclusion on all printed press materials
  • Name inclusion in the official press release
  • Name Listing on Screen-Projected Acknowledgement
  • Logo inclusion on Dream Foundation website
  • Logo display within venue
  • Prominent full-page ad in the Book of Dreams
  • Special VIP preferred seating for 10 guests (one table)
  • Personal introductions to celebrity guests
  • Media coverage opportunity
  • Join us in the Dream Lounge for a post gala dance party that you won't soon forget!

Platinum $25,000

  • Name inclusion in the official press release
  • Name Listing on Screen-Projected Acknowledgement
  • Logo inclusion on Dream Foundation website
  • Logo display within venue
  • Full page ad in the Book of Dreams
  • Special VIP preferred seating for 10 guests (one table)
  • Personal introductions to celebrity guests
  • Join us in the Dream Lounge for a post gala dance party that you won't soon forget!

Gold $15,000

  • Name Listing on Screen-Projected Acknowledgement
  • Full page ad in the Book of Dreams
  • Table of 10 with preferred seating
  • Join us in the Dream Lounge for a post gala dance party that you won't soon forget!

Silver $10,000

  • Name Listing on Screen-Projected Acknowledgement
  • Half page ad in the Book of Dreams
  • Table of 10
  • Join us in the Dream Lounge for a post gala dance party that you won't soon forget!

Bronze $5,000

  • Name Listing on Screen-Projected Acknowledgement
  • Quarter page ad in the Book of Dreams
  • Four preferred seating tickets
  • Join us in the Dream Lounge for a post gala dance party that you won't soon forget!

Patron Ticket $1,250

  • One patron ticket, preferred Seating
  • Name Recognition in Book of Dreams
  • Name Listing on Screen-Projected Acknowledgement
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Platinum Sponsors

  • anonymous
  • cke restaurants, inc.
  • gentiva hospice foundation
  • arlene montesano
  • dee & andy puzder
  • Leslie Ridley-Tree
  • bui & herb simon
  • colleen & michael taylor

gold sponsors

  • Genentech
  • roger & robin himovitz and el capitan canyon
  • hollye & jeff jacobs
  • diane & ralph macfarlane
  • holly & robert murphy
  • elizabeth & kenny slaught
  • wells fargo

silver sponsors

  • laurel barrack and lisa & david wolf
  • ella & scott brittingham
  • diane & tim brown
  • sally & richard burnham
  • classic party rentals
  • kate & arthur coppola
  • coca-cola and carl's jr. franchisees
  • brandis & jon deitelbaum
  • Hutton Parker Foundation
  • montecito bank & trust
  • o'gara coach westlake / rolls-royce & bentley westlake
  • justine roddick & tina schlieske
  • Sangham Foundation
  • Annette Simmons

bronze sponsors

  • ali ahlstrand
  • thomas cira, united capital business lending
  • jelinda devorzon & mireille noone
  • disney / abc television group
  • roberta & stan fishman
  • dan mckew, capital one bank
  • betsey & john moller
  • sandi & bill nicholson
  • optum palliative and hospice care
  • nina & eric phillips
  • royal cup coffee
  • kole russell & ron schnur
  • terry ryken
  • rachel sofranko & jim nigro
  • carole sterpa, sunni thomas & wilson family trust
  • caroline & steve thompson, cabana home

patron sponsors

  • Randy Drager
  • Paige & David Glickman
  • Kelly & Robert Kerrigan
  • Margo Ritter & Peter Hammond, The Hammond Family Fund
  • Diane Meyer Simon

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
  • walter claudio salon spa


This year we are proud to honor John Paul DeJoria as the 2014 Dream Foundation Humanitarian Award recipient and Genentech as the 2014 Dream Foundation Outstanding Corporate Partner Award recipient.

John Paul DeJoria

John Paul DeJoria is a caring and accomplished humanitarian who has made a significant impact through his vital contributions to Dream Foundation programs, helping dream recipients and their families since 2002. His rags-to-riches story exemplifies the American dream - he is a first-generation American turned entrepreneur, philanthropist, and pillar of the business community. Best known as the co-founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and The Patrón Spirits Company, he lives by his renowned philosophy that "success unshared is failure," and he has demonstrated this in the time and resources he's invested in making the world a better place for our dreamers.


Genentech has been a Corporate Partner in Dreams since 2006. The leading biotechnology company extends its commitment to treating diseases beyond scientific development by helping patients realize their dreams. Through Genentech's highly successful employee volunteer program, more than 1,000 team members have served as dream hosts to ensure dreams are delivered with joy, an embrace and a celebration. Genentech's philanthropic support extends beyond generous funding as their invaluable support for the Dream Foundation mission has helped to inspire hope and provide joy in communities across the nation.


Award-winning performers take the stage to support Dream Foundation.

Bill Medley

Bill Medley and his ‘Righteous Brother,' Bobby Hatfield brought the world such favorites as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" and "Unchained Melody." As a duet with Jennifer Warnes, Medley released "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," which earned them both a Grammy and Academy Award. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, Medley inspires with his words, voice and spirit.

KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall first astonished the world with her 2004 live solo performance of her song "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree." Since then she has released five albums internationally, worked on various movie soundtracks including 2005's The Devil Wears Prada's opening hit, ‘Suddenly I See'. Tunstall received a Grammy Award nomination in 2007 among various other award nominations and wins.

David Ryan Harris

David Ryan Harris has worked with such talent as Dave Matthews Band, Santana, India Arie, Guy Sabastian, John Mayer's band, and numerous others. Earlier this year, Harris released "Lightyears" a follow-up to his album, "Bittersweet."

Chris Cox

For the second year in a row, Grammy-nominated producer, award winning remixer and DJ, Chris Cox will be offering his musical talent to the gala's after-party, which will be held in the grand lobby of the Bacara Resort & Spa.

Auction Highlights


Wine Weekend with Frank Family Vineyards, Meadowood Napa Valley and Bottega Napa Valley

Two-night stay at the 5-star luxury resort & spa, Meadowood Napa Valley, lunch for two at Michael Chiarello's acclaimed Bottega Napa Valley, and the piece de resistance will be your exclusive tasting of Frank Family Vineyards' limited-production wines with owner and former President of Disney Studios, Rich Frank and Emmy Award-winning journalist Leslie Frank (on a mutually agreed upon date.) Dinner for you and up to six of your friends will follow at the winery, hosted by one of Napa Valley's great chefs. Arrive home with a three-year vertical of Magnums of Winston Hill—wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. has called "a First-Growth quality Napa red." (Lodging is available Sunday through Thursday nights during the months of November 2014 through July 2015. Dinner with the Franks is based on their availability).

Estimated Value: $6,000

Donated by: Rich and Leslie Frank, Frank Family Vineyards; Meadowood Napa Valley; Bottega Napa Valley; Kelly & Robert Kerrigan


Hors d'oeuvres for 20 from Seasons Catering; Private screening at Ivan Reitman's home in Santa Barbara

Two hours of passed and stationed hors d'oeuvres for you and 19 guests provided by Seasons Catering, at the winning bidder's home. After you are filled with delicious food fare, head over to the grand Montecito estate of renowned Director and Producer Ivan and Genevieve Reitman for a private screening in the Reitmans' state-of-the-art theater. You will sip champagne, have popcorn and a variety of candies while you and your guests enjoy a newly released film in this exquisite environment!

Estimated Value: Screening: Priceless; Seasons Catering: $2,000

Donated by: Ivan and Genevieve Reitman; Seasons Catering


Private Villa in Tuscany during White Truffle Culinary Week

You and a guest will spend 7 glorious nights in a suite at the Villa Valentina in Tuscany during the White Truffle Culinary Week on October 25-31, 2015. Villa Valentina is a 15-bedroom luxury estate set on 4 acres of manicured grounds, which include a pool, tennis court, hot tub, steam room and dry sauna. You'll bask in the local atmosphere at cooking demonstrations, which will feature wine tastings, olive oil tastings and local seasonal ingredients such as white truffles and wild boar! Your trip includes limousine airport pick-up and drop-off, all meals, wine and excursions.

Estimated Value: $11,000

Donated By: Chef David Verzello and Luxury Culinary Events; Tracy & Michael Bollag


Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend at Bacara Resort & Spa, and Alma Rosa Wines Exclusive

You and a guest are invited to the exclusive Bacara Resort & Spa on April 17-19, 2015 for a 2-night stay and 2 all-access passes to attend the 2nd Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend benefiting The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. Your pass allows premier access to more than 20 culinary events, wine and food tastings, cooking demonstrations, classes and panel discussions. Additionally, you and 11 friends are invited to join Sta. Rita Hills winegrowing pioneer and founder of Alma Rosa Winery, Richard Sanford, in blending a very unique barrel of wine. For the first time in his 44-year winemaking history, Richard will take your group through the aging, blending, and bottling process, choosing your favorites to blend into an individual barrel. Your barrel will then mature through their traditional aging process. You will come back to the winery after the aging process is complete to join Richard during the bottling phase and witness the wine move from barrel to bottle. In the end you will have 25 cases of your special blend to enjoy!

Estimated Value: $18,500

Donated by: Bacara Resort & Spa; Thekla and Richard Sanford, Alma Rosa Winery


Round-trip Monte Carlo - Crystal Cruise

You and a guest will spend 12 days aboard the Crystal Serenity October 25 - November 6, 2015 and enjoy an all-inclusive luxury vacation. You and a guest will board the 6-star Crystal Serenity, and bask in the luxurious accommodation and comfort of a deluxe stateroom with a verandah. On this sailing, start your 12-day adventure in Monte Carlo, Monaco, an ancient principality steeped in rich and colorful history. Then on to such historic sites as Genoa "The Proud," which enjoys one of the longest and most illustrious maritime histories in all of Italy. You will then visit Rome/Civitavecchia, Naples, Sicily, Malta and Spain, where you will stop in picturesque Majorca, Barcelona, Toulon and back to Majorca. This exotic sailing through the most exclusive spots on the Mediterranean is a cultural explosion of wonder and beauty. This item does not include port charges, airfare or fuel surcharge. Cruise confirmed 30 days prior to sailing.

Estimated Value: $12,000

Donated By: Steven E. Shulem, Strictly Vacations and Crystal Cruises


"The Voice," "The Millers," Hotel Bel-Air, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Westlake/O'Gara Coach

Your Hollywood adventure begins when you pick up your brand new Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Westlake/O'Gara Coach for a 48-hour ride and travel in style to Los Angeles where you and a guest will rock the night away at a taping of the NBC hit TV show "The Voice." And the fun doesn't stop there! You'll also have a meet-and-greet with "The Voice" judge and Maroon 5 front man, Adam Levine. "The Millers" is part of CBS' hit comedy line-up, and you and a guest will not only be VIPs at a taping, but you'll have the exclusive opportunity to meet the entire cast, which features Beau Bridges, Will Arnett and Margo Martindale. You can valet park your shiny Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II at the luxurious, 5-star Hotel Bel-Air, where you'll enjoy 2 nights at this exclusive oasis in The City of Angels! Also included are 2 60-minute massages at the hotel's elegantly-appointed Spa by La Prairie, offering the finest services.

Estimated Value: "The Voice" and "The Millers": Priceless; Rolls-Royce: $4,000; Hotel Bel Air: $2,350

Donated by: Adam Levine & "The Voice;" Greg Garcia & CBS; Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Westlake/O'Gara Coach; Hotel Bel Air; Kelly & Robert Kerrigan


Laucala Island Resort, Wakaya Club & Spa, Business class airfare on Fiji Airways

You and a guest will fly business class on Fiji Airways to Fiji, where you will begin your luxurious six nights in paradise. First stop: Laucala Island, the former home of Malcolm Forbes and now owned by Redbull's Dietrich Mateschitz, features only 25 villas, surrounded by coconut groves, turquoise lagoons, and white-sand beaches. Your 3-night stay includes all meals and drinks (choose from five restaurants), championship golf, water sports, horseback riding, tennis, laundry services and even your own buggy to explore the island's organic farm. www.laucala.com. Next: The Wakaya Club & Spa, owned by David Gilmour, the founder of FIJI Water, and his wife Jill, is a private island resort comprised of only ten waterfront Fijian bures, each just steps from the ocean. Here, your 3-night stay includes all meals and beverages (including alcohol); personal laundry service; fully stocked mini bar daily; two scuba tank dives per person/per day; land/water activities including golf, tennis, hiking and walking trails, snorkeling and sea kayaking; and cultural immersions such as kava ceremonies and Sunday village church visits. www.wakaya.com

Estimated Value: $33,000

Donated By: Laucala Island Resort; The Wakaya Club & Spa; Fiji Airways

Also keep an eye out for these additional items and experiences in the silent auction including:

  • Barry Gibb and Richie Sambora signed guitars
  • Maui Four Seasons Resort getaway with first-class airfare for 2
  • Azamara Club Cruise for 2 to any Azamara Quest or Azamara Journey destinations
  • 2-night stay in the Penthouse Suite at Bacara Resort & Spa
  • iHeartRadio concert in LA with 2-nights at the Beverly Hills Hotel
  • Dinner for 4 at a taping of TV's hit show "Hell's Kitchen" with Gordon Ramsey
  • 5-night stay at Four Seasons Resorts Seychelles
  • 3-night stay at Hotel Le Toiny in St. Barts, Caribbean

gala honorary co-chairs

  • jelinda de vorzon
  • hollye harrington jacobs
  • holly murphy
  • mireille noone

dream foundation board of directors

  • kenny slaught
  • hollye harrington jacobs
    vice chairperson
  • j. paul gignac
  • richard burnham
  • mark depaco
  • luke ebbin
  • david glickman
  • robert murphy
  • justine roddick
  • kisa heyer
    executive director

honorary board of governors

  • david feinberg
  • kathy ireland
  • sandi nicholson
  • howard phanstiel
  • priscilla presley
  • andy puzder
  • angie redding
  • bui simon
  • jeff shaner
  • dave steffy
  • eileen sweeney
  • clay timon
  • diane warren

gala honorary committee

  • Laurel Barrack
  • Tracy & Michael Bollag
  • Ella & Scott Brittingham
  • Diane & Tim Brown
  • Kate & Arthur Coppola
  • Brandis & Jon Deitelbaum
  • Caroline Diani & Jeffrey Doornbos
  • Ivana & Andrew Firestone
  • Roberta & Stan Fishman
  • Hollye & Jeff Jacobs
  • Irma & Morrie Jurkowitz
  • Debbie & Dan Kass
  • Joanna Kerns & Marc Appleton
  • Jill & Neil Levinson
  • Marla McNally-Phillips & Lee Phillips
  • Nora McNeely-Hurley & Michael Hurley
  • Diana & Ralph MacFarlane
  • Carolyn Espley-Miller & Dennis Miller
  • Betsey & John Moller
  • Ursula & Pat Nesbitt
  • Sandi & Bill Nicholson
  • Nina & Eric Phillips
  • Dee & Andy Puzder
  • Priscilla Presley
  • Genevieve & Ivan Reitman
  • Valerie & AJ Rice
  • Cameron Silver
  • Elizabeth & Kenny Slaught
  • Lindy Snider
  • Colleen & Michael Taylor
  • Tanya & Alan Thicke
  • Leslie Ridley-Tree
  • Lisa & David Wolf

event committee

  • Mara Abboud
  • Jen Abed
  • Jules Allen
  • Kelly Bilek
  • Kim Blankenhorn
  • Debbie Borden
  • Kyle Brace
  • Kirsten Cavendish
  • Walter Claudio
  • Kendall Conrad
  • Suzanne Deardorff
  • Hilary Doubleday
  • Tiffany Foster
  • Karen Fry
  • Suzanne Garrett
  • Lynette Hall
  • Robin Himovitz
  • Tammy Hughes
  • Emily Jones
  • Kim Kieler
  • Dawn Lafitte
  • Lisa Loiacono
  • Teri Lebow
  • Anne Luther
  • Nohl Martin
  • Amanda Masters
  • Jillian Muller
  • Kathy Nicolson
  • Amie Parrish
  • Debby Peterson
  • Shirin Rajaee
  • Alan Rose
  • Christina Rottman
  • Ginger Salazar
  • Laura Shelburne
  • Steve Shulem
  • Roxanna Solakian
  • Cynthia Spivey
  • Daryl Stegall
  • Nina Terzian
  • Mary Ellen Tiffany
  • Angela Zungri

legacy gala chairs

  • debra borden
  • martha bull
  • kirsten cavendish
  • lynette hall
  • tammy hughes
  • susan jendersee
  • layla khashoggi
  • sheryl lowe
  • diana macfarlane
  • arlene montesano
  • holly murphy
  • sandi nicholson
  • mireille noone
  • bui simon
  • roxanna solakian
  • jana young