On October 26, 2013 the Bacara Resort & Spa nestled on the bluff and beaches of the Gaviota coast between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains offering luxury and incomparable beauty will be transformed as celebrities, VIP’s, and guests will enjoy a night of heartwarming dream stories, unparalleled entertainment and innovative cuisine. The Celebration of Dreams Galais an event imperative to Dream Foundation’s existence; generating nearly one-third of the foundation’s entire annual operating budget, and therefore allowing for the fulfillment of thousands of final dreams.
Responsible for the transformation will be Gregory Pasetta and AOO Events, Inc.
Gregory has been creating and producing visual masterpieces for some of the biggest events in Hollywood for years. The 12th Annual Celebration of Dreams Gala will be no exception. “It’s humbling to have an acclaimed producer/director from an Academy Awards-producing family donate an extraordinary amount of time, talent and compassion for the second straight year,” says Dream Foundation Founder/President, Thomas Rollerson about Gregory. His expertise and vision will divulge an evening that shall inspire and delight us all!
For the fifth year, David Merrell, founder and creative director of AOO Events, Inc., will design the event. Merrell founded AOO Events, Inc. in 1989. Since that time, his name has become synonymous with outstanding and innovative event design.
American Airlines has been a Corporate Partner in Dreams for 15 years, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars in flights for dream families and events. They have also served as live auction donors and sponsors of numerous events.
As Los Angeles' premier purveyor of Aston Martin, Bentley Westlake, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Rolls-Royce motor cars, the O’Gara Coach Company (http://www.ogaracoach.com/
BEAU JOIE®, a.k.a. “BEAU”, is a luxury Champagne that breaks all paradigms. Combining supreme quality with impeccable, cutting-edge design, BEAU is made from the highest quality wine, naturally derived from the finest grapes of Epernay, France. A zero-dosage champagne with none of the added sugars common in other champagnes, BEAU’s true, uninhibited flavors rise through to the palate, boasting the perfect level of sweetness and a clean taste from start to finish.
Yacht Club Vodka, a new luxury spirit brand that embodies life on the Cote d’Azur. Yacht Club Vodka gives consumers the ability to take an aspirational journey from the everyday, to live a life of luxury, celebrate success and enjoy boundless freedom. With the oversaturation of flavors in the segment, Yacht Club Vodka is bringing back simplicity to the category. No frills or gimmicks, simply the best tasting vodka available.
Walter Claudio located in a lofty space in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, is an Aveda Lifestyle salon. Recognized by the community, in Santa Barbara for the last twenty years, as the premier salon, Walter Claudio continues to create beautiful looks that represent the chic casualness of this community. In keeping with their mission and values, Walter Claudio is whole-heartedly committed to supporting the Dream Foundation and other Non-Profit Organizations with their time, money, resources and talent.
Last but certainly not least, the Celebration of Dreams Gala Platinum Sponsor Carl’s Jr.® has been a driving force in Dream Foundation’s success for the past 15 years. CKE Restaurant Holdings, Inc., Carl’s Jr.’s® parent company and its CEO, Andy Puzder will be honored with the Outstanding Corporate Partner Award this year. The foundation and its Founder/President, Thomas Rollerson are thankful to have such a wonderful relationship with such a generous, caring organization.
With so many amazing sponsors, talent and support this year, the 12th Annual Celebration of Dreams Gala and After-Party will be an evening talked about for years to come. Dream Foundation is humbled and honored to be working with such amazing organizations as they strive to fulfill more and more dreams each year.
About Dream Foundation
The mission of Dream Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families facing a life threatening illness by fulfilling a heart’s final wish. The first and largest national wish-granting organization for adults, Dream Foundation enhances the quality of life for individuals and their families battling life-threatening illness. Dream recipients are those individuals who have been given a year or less of expectancy. Dreams range from the basic need items, like a working stove, to bedside reunions and meaningful experiences with children and loved ones.
Founded in 1994, Dream Foundation serves more than 2,500 dreams each year and relies on a network of volunteers, sponsors and individual donors.
For more information, visit www.dreamfoundation.org or call (805) 564-2131.