About

Dream Foundation’s 16th Annual Gala

Dream Foundation’s 16th Annual Gala is expected to be our best gala to date—continuing with last year’s success of Dreamland and introducing this year’s theme—“Follow that Dream!” Dreamland will feature an extraordinary program of special guest speakers, premium entertainment and an afterparty that will keep the town talking long after it ends.

Dreamland remains one of the most vital fundraising opportunities of the year for Dream Foundation, with the funds raised constituting a significant portion of our annual operating budget. This event alone helps us maintain a 4-star Charity Navigator Rating and ensures that we can continue our track record of never turning down a qualified applicant.

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 27,000 Dreams over the past two decades and has never turned down a qualified applicant.

Dream Foundation does not receive any federal or state funding, and relies solely on individual donations and corporate partnerships to fund its programs. Dream Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and receives national recognition for efficiency and fiscal responsibility. Our Foundation proudly maintains a 4-star Charity Navigator Rating.

Highlights from the 2016 Dreamland Gala

More than 27,000 Dreams Fulfilled, Including...

Visiting the “Happiest Place on Earth”

Karen, 61, from Bremerton, Wash., was diagnosed with ALS and dreamed of a final family vacation to Disneyland with her children and grandchildren. She chose Disneyland because, “…you feel like a child when you are there. It’s the most wonderful place on the face of the Earth.” Dream Foundation helped Karen create wonderful memories of a final family vacation her loved ones will remember for years to come.

Leaving a Legacy of Music

After living cancer-free for two years, Randy, 62, from Reno, Nev., discovered his cancer had returned. A musician and singer, he spent much of his life playing music but never recording a single album. Dream Foundation helped record his favorite songs in a studio, creating a musical collection that he can leave behind for his wife and their family. Randy “ just wanted something to leave behind as a memento; a reminder of yes, I was here; please remember me this way.”

Leaving A Legacy Of Excellence

Stanley, a 60-year-old veteran and husband from Neshanic Station, N.J., was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. He served in the Navy, Army and Air National Guard and had a 35-plus year career in the fire department. Stanley was just a few credits short of a fire science degree when his treatments began. His Dream was to receive an honorary degree so he can leave a legacy of excellence. Dream Foundation worked with Waldorf University to make his final Dream come true. Stanley’s wife Paulette said, “You have made a grown man happy at a time when happiness is hard to find.”

A Wedding To Remember

Elizabeth, 35, from Lenox, Iowa, dreamed of renewing her wedding vows because she didn’t have photos taken at the special day 12 years ago. “I would love to leave this memorable life event to my children and they can cherish it forever with photo memories,” she said. Dream Foundation, with the support of Elizabeth’s neighbors, provided a photographer, bouquets, boutonnieres, wedding cake, food and decorations. It was truly a magical day, and one her children will surely remember

Location

BACARA RESORT & SPA, SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

Located along California’s most spectacular stretch of Pacific paradise with 78 acres of oceanfront property, including two miles of natural beach, [this] resort offers luxury suites and guestrooms in an inspiring, sun-drenched setting. Enjoy breathtaking vistas of the sea and sky while embracing an innovative, artful design of low-storied buildings terraced to the sea and connected by lush, meandering garden paths. Source: Bacara Resort & Spa website.

Sponsorship Levels

Presenting $50,000

EVENT BENEFITS:
VIP Reception, Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Tickets for sixteen guests
  • Speaking opportunity
Dreamland and After Party, Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Special VIP preferred seating at premier table for sixteen guests
  • Personal introduction to celebrity guest
  • Special recognition announcement by the emcee during the event
  • Company name/logo on ballroom screens listing you as the Presenting Sponsor
  • Five complimentary hotel rooms at Bacara Resort and Spa
  • Premium wine selection
COMPANY BENEFITS:
  • Placement of your logo and website link on Dreamland website
  • Logo included on event invitation (hard copy print and digital)
  • Name listing in screen-projected acknowledgments
  • Premier placement of a full-page ad in the event program
  • Name included in official press release
  • Logo display within venue
  • Placement of your logo on the step and repeat/press wall
  • Placement of your logo on Dream Foundation website and recognition year-round at selected Dream Foundation events
  • Dedicated social media thank-you post that includes tagging or mention of your company name
  • Option to provide a product in guest gift bag
As an exclusive headline sponsor, your company will receive recognition on all event promotional materials including:
  • Interview with media on the evening of the event
  • Formal recognition of your support from the auction stage by celebrity emcee throughout the evening
  • Opportunity to incorporate your food or beverage product into Dreamland dinner menu and recognition in printed menu

Gold $15,000

EVENT BENEFITS:
  • Ten tickets to VIP reception Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Preferred seating for ten guests at Dreamland and After Party, Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Premium wine selection.
COMPANY BENEFITS:
  • Placement of your logo and website link on Dreamland website
  • Logo included on event invitation (hard copy print and digital)
  • Name listing in screen-projected acknowledgments
  • Half-page ad or tribute in the event program

BRONZE SPONSOR – $5,000

EVENT BENEFITS:

  • Four tickets to VIP reception Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Four preferred tickets to Dreamland and After Party, Saturday, November 18, 2017

COMPANY BENEFITS:

  • Placement of your logo and website link on Dreamland website
  • Logo included on event invitation (hard copy print & digital)
  • Name listing in screen-projected acknowledgment

PLATINUM $25,000

EVENT BENEFITS:
  • Twelve tickets to VIP reception Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Special VIP preferred seating for twelve guests at Dreamland and After Party, Saturday, November 18, 2107
  • Personal introduction to celebrity guest
  • Two complimentary hotel rooms at Bacara Resort and Spa
  • Premium wine selection
COMPANY BENEFITS:
  • Placement of your logo and website link on Dreamland website
  • Logo included on event invitation (hard copy print and digital)
  • Name listing in screen-projected acknowledgments
  • Premier placement of a full-page ad in the event program
  • Name included in official press release
  • Logo display within venue
  • Placement of your logo on the step and repeat/press wall
  • Placement of your name on Dream Foundation website and recognition year-round at selected Dream Foundation events
  • Dedicated social media thank-you post that includes tagging or mention of your company name
  • Option to provide a product in guest gift bag

SILVER SPONSOR – $10,000

EVENT BENEFITS:
  • Ten tickets to VIP reception Friday, November 17, 2017
  • One table for ten guests at Dreamland and After-Party, Saturday, November 18, 2017
COMPANY BENEFITS:
  • Placement of your logo and website link on Dreamland website
  • Logo included on event invitation (hard copy print and digital)
  • Name listing in screen-projected acknowledgments

MEDIA SPONSOR – $2,500

EVENT BENEFITS:
  • Two tickets to VIP reception Friday, November 17, 2017
  • Two tickets to Dreamland and After-Party, Saturday, November 18, 2017
COMPANY BENEFITS:
  • Placement of your logo and website link on Dreamland website
  • Logo included on event invitation (hard copy print and digital)
  • Name included in official press release
  • Option to distribute your publication to event guests
  • Mutual commitment for pre- and post-event media coverage

All event sponsorships must be secured by September 22, 2017 for logo placement in the printed invitation. Table sponsorships are tax deductible, less the amount of goods or services received, to the extent allowed by law.

Download the 2017 Event Sponsorship packet for more information and contact gala@dreamfoundation.org or 805-539-2217 to inquire about sponsorships.

Press

We Are Proud To Have Been Featured In:

  • Santa Barbara Magazine
  • Santa Barbara Seasons
  • Santa Barbara Independent
  • Santa Barbara News-Press
  • 805 Living
  • Montecito Journal
  • The Voice
  • Noozhawk
  • Huffington Post
  • Upworthy
  • Town & Country
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • KEYT
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Character Magazine
  • Andrews-Gazette
  • Broadway World
  • NHL.com
  • Maui News
  • Hawaii News Live
  • Spirit Magazine (Southwest Airlines)
  • USA News
  • C Magazine
  • Essence
  • The Week
  • ESPN
  • In Touch
  • Access Hollywood
  • Entertainment Tonight
  • Extra
  • Harper’s Bazaar
  • LA Confidential
  • USA Today
  • Women’s Wear Daily

Dreamland

November 18, 2017
5:30pm – 12:00am

Bacara Resort & Spa
8301 Hollister Avenue
Santa Barbara, Ca 93117

Contact

1528 Chapala Street, Suite 304
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

805-564-2131
gala@dreamfoundation.org

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