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Category Archives: Nonprofits

Dream Foundation’s 7th Annual Flower Empower Luncheon

by lesliedinaberg on May 26, 2017

Dream Foundation‘s Annual Flower Empower Luncheon is always a beautiful and heartwarming affair, and this year’s 7th annual event, held at the gorgeous Klentner Ranch near the polo fields in Carpinteria, was a particularly lovely gathering. More than 200 local community members came together for this annual event, which not only raises funds but also acknowledges the volunteers, sponsors, […]

Cocktail Corner: Santa Barbara Food and Wine Weekend

by lesliedinaberg on April 1, 2017

A Spirited Toast to All Things Alcoholic! By Leslie Dinaberg   If your ideal weekend involves food, wine and philanthropy in a beautiful setting, then the 4th Annual Santa Barbara Food and Wine Weekend April 7-9 at the Bacara Resort & Spa is the spring event for you. Sponsored by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the […]

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s Women of Inspiration Luncheon

by lesliedinaberg on March 31, 2017

Erica Ford, CEO and founder of LIFE Camp (Love Ignites Freedom through Education) and Peace is a Lifestyle, is the keynote speaker for Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s Women of Inspiration luncheon on Monday, April 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Girls Inc. campus, 5315 Foothill Rd. in Carpinteria. Ford grew up in the high-crime […]

Santa Barbara Choral Society Spring Gala Journeys to Rockwood Abbey

by lesliedinaberg on March 13, 2017

Anglophiles and music fans will come together on May 20 for a wonderfully fun evening titled Rockwood Abbey, an homage to the beloved Downtown Abbey television series. Honorary Chairs “Lord” Brooks and “Lady” Kate Firestone invite guests to be transported to a posh evening reminiscent of days gone by, where white-gloved footmen attended the creme de la creme of English society […]

Dreaming Big: Congregation B’nai B’rith’s 90 Year Celebration

by lesliedinaberg on February 21, 2017

Honoring yesterday, today and tomorrow, supporters of Congregation B’nai B’rith (CBB) recently gathered at Bacara Resort & Spa in tribute to the founding families who had the vision to create the home for Santa Barbara’s Jewish community in 1927. This festive, elegant celebration was packed to the gills with 450 guests to mark the 90th […]

Hold Hope | Obama in Santa Barbara, 2007

by lesliedinaberg on January 25, 2017

International award-winning photographer (and Santa Barbara Seasons contributor) Patricia Houghton Clarke presents never-before seen black and white images from Barack Obama’s campaign stop in Santa Barbara in 2007. She says, “The photographs embody the President’s abiding power, grace, and most importantly, HOPE.” There will be an opening reception from 4-7 p.m. on Jan. 28 at PATRICIA […]

Congregation B’Nai B’Rith Celebrates 90 Years

by lesliedinaberg on January 9, 2017

  Cantor Mark Childs to be Honored at Dreamers Ball on Jan. 22  Congregation B’nai B’rith celebrates its 90th anniversary at a Chagall-inspired Dreamers Ball to be held at the Bacara Resort on January 22. The dreamers theme—which honors yesterday, today and tomorrow—pays homage to the 14 founding families who had a vision to build a […]

Help Secure Isla Vista Youth Projects Forever

by lesliedinaberg on December 9, 2016

I had the opportunity to visit the Isla Vista Youth Projects Children’s Center site yesterday on a Women’s Fund site visit and was so impressed by what I saw. For the 2015-16 grant cycle, the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara granted them $75,000 to help them get one step closer to completing the purchase of the Children’s Center, […]

CALM at Heart: Awakening

by lesliedinaberg on November 14, 2016

A fun afternoon to celebrate and reflect on the healing work of CALM was just what the doctor ordered this week. CALM—which is an acronym for Child Abuse Listening Mediation—takes on the critical mission to prevent, assess, and treat child abuse in Santa Barbara County. The nonprofit provides comprehensive services for children, families and adults, and has […]

Style File: Think Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by lesliedinaberg on October 7, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, which not only helps build awareness about this terrible disease, it also brings a flurry of mostly pink products, specially formulated to help the cause. One of my favorites is actually not pink: Jane Iredale‘s new limited edition Lemongrass Love Hydration Spray. Produced in collaboration with Living Beyond Breast Cancer, […]