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Endless Summer Dream Fundraiser Was Fierce
Dream Foundation's Fourth Annual Event Raises Vital Funds with Fashion, Music, Food, Drink and Entertainment
Top model Alexander Amato was instrumental in rallying twenty-seven of the globe's hottest talent and the troupe modelled the latest looks down the catwalk to beats from DJ Gavin Roy Presents, accompanied by stunning aerial displays from Santa Barbara Airedanse Collective. Dancer and choreographer Josh Killacky made a surprise appearance, drawing whoops from the crowd. Following a live auction, singer/songwriter Cody Lovaas sang two songs. Along with the show, guests enjoyed food and drink, and visited pop-up shops where they bought clothing and accessories featured on the catwalk.
"It is an absolute honor to have worked on Endless Summer Dream," says Arlene Montesano, event Co-Chair. "It was a compilation of boundless energy and love from the committee to the sponsors to the general public! We are all thrilled to have helped make so many Dreams come true for our terminally-ill recipients. We love Dream Foundation."
This year, an exclusive After-Party held on site at the Nesbitt Nightclub featured a sneak-peek runway preview of Wildfox Spring 19 Collection "Riot Girl", fire dancers, Julia Bowerback and Chelsea Pacheco, and an inspiring performance by Los Angeles- based singer/songwriter, Taliwhoah and her band. Her downtempo dancehall-infused favorite track Details from her album Another Dimension clocked hundreds of thousands of views online and the audience on Sunday night knew why, she was fierce!
Attendees included Kate & Arthur Coppola, Justine Roddick & Christina Schlieske, Brianna Stewart & Jason Olcese, Bachelor in Paradise's Joe Amabile & Kendall Long, Wildfox Couture CEO, Jimmy Sommers, event co-chair, Arlene Montesano, Ursula & Pat Nesbitt, who graciously hosted, Dream Foundation board members Luke Ebbin, David Nygren, Daryl Stegall, Board Chair Kenny Slaught, and Peter Hilf who made a surprise $50,000 donation during the event.
Endless Summer Dream would not have been made possible without the generous support of its Event Sponsors: Alaska Airlines, Bella Vista Designs, Blue Star Parking, COS BAR - Brandis & Jon Deitelbaum, Carol & Bill Foley, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Daniel Gibbings, Hotel Californian, John Paul Mitchell Systems, J.R. Watkins Naturals, Jump On The School Bus, Monique Jean Event Productions, Ursula & Pat Nesbitt, Rori's Artisanal Creamery, Santa Barbara Airedanse Collective, Brianna Stewart, Studio B, The Tent Merchant, and Wildfox Couture; Food & Spirits Sponsors: Babcock Winery, Beau Joie Champagne, Bibi Ji Catering Connection, Epic Wines & Spirits, Foley Family Wines, Hippy Pop Popcorn, Los Arroyos Mexican Restaurant, Lucky's, Perfectomundo Tequila, Rincon Brewery, Rori's Artisanal Creamery, Santo Mezcal, Soulstruck Winery, Tre Lune, and Yacht Club Vodka; In-Kind Donors: Aligned Pilates, David Alvarez, Santa Barbara Dance Center, Catherine & Elizabeth An, Crustacean, A Tropical Affair, Barefoot Blonde Extensions, Bettina Pizzeria, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Bubululu Malibu Bikinis, Caron Miller Design, Jim Casteel, Coast 2 Coast Collection, CorePower Yoga, Evolutions Medical & Day Spa, Gavin Roy Presents, Daniel Gibbings, Gina Sinotte Photography, gorjana, Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara, Hudson Grace, Jacqueline Pilar Photography, Jenni Kayne, Joe's Café, Juice Ranch, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., Kopu Water, La Fond Winery, Deborah Liu, Lolë, Lucky's, Marborg Industries, Pauline McLean, Monique Jean Event Productions, Matt Pesendian, Channel Acupuncture, Peebee & Jay's, Saltura, Santa Barbara Catering, Santa Barbara Winery, Shannon Miller, Shelley Schulte, Sonos, Stag's Leap Wine Cellar, Brianna Stewart, Studio B, The Magic Castle, Vita Perfetta, Westerlay Orchids, Whiskey and Leather, and Wildfox Couture.
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 30,000 final Dreams over the past two decades. The Foundation is proud to maintain Charity Navigator's four-star rating—its highest—for sound fiscal management, ensuring its donors and partners that their investment will be used wisely. Dream Foundation receives no state or federal funding—we rely solely on private donations. To support our mission please visit DreamFoundation.org/