A Special Invitation from Peter Noone
Join us for a memorable
evening of British Invasion
music by the incomparable
starring Peter Noone
and special guests!
The 2015 Amethyst Ball will be a memorable evening of 1960's British Invasion music by the incomparable Herman's Hermits, starring Peter Noone and special guests! This will be an Amethyst Ball like no other, and we are excited to share the magic of this event with you. Don a tuxedo or your best 60's attire and pose at the step and repeat, sip a Pimms Cup on the terrace as you peruse our beautifully merchandised silent auction or join friends in one of several Pucci-inspired outdoor living rooms whilst enjoying a mocktail under the stars. Once inside the stunningly designed Ballroom, join us for an exquisite dinner and a brief live auction and program, followed by a phenomenal performance, as only Peter Noone can deliver. Put on your dancing shoes, as you will not be able to stay in your seat for this amazing show. We encourage you to buy tables and sponsorships early, as this event will sell out.
Hiking for a Cause on the Legendary Camino de Santiago: May 18 - 28, 2015
We are taking reservations now for the 10th Annual Summit for Danny Destination Climb on the legendary trail of Camino de Santiago. For over one thousand years, the Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, has attracted countless spiritual and adventure-seeking pilgrims alike. The historic town and cathedral of Santiago de Compostela—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—houses the remains of the Apostle James, said to have brought Christianity to Spain.
During the Middle Ages, traveling over the mighty Pyrenees from all over Europe to see such a powerful relic became more than just a spiritual journey; for many, it was the quest of a lifetime. While Santiago de Compostela still draws the faithful today, the stunning trail system leading to it also entices hikers to experience the exhilaration of trekking through two countries, varied terrain, and a millennium’s worth of legends. We hope you will join us for the experience of a lifetime, while raising funds to support the Daniel Bryant Youth and Family Center.
Thanks to All Who Made the 4th Annual Gratitude Luncheon A Success!
On Thursday, February 19, The La Pacifica Ballroom at the Coral Casino was filled with attendees at our Fourth Annual Gratitude Luncheon, the primary fundraising event for the Mentor Program and a wonderful opportunity to celebrate mentors. This year's luncheon raised almost $60,000 for the program, which matches local students in the 4th - 8th grades with trained adult mentors. The attendees also included 30 mentors and their mentees, thanks to the generosity of our Mentosponsors.
Mentors and their mentees greet guests as they arrive for the 2015 Gratitude Luncheon
Special thanks go to Founder and Honorary Chair Anne Smith Towbes along with Co-Chairs Marybeth Carty and John Daly for the beautiful decor and inspirational planning that made this event a success. Featured speaker, Chris Gocong, former NFL linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns shared his inspiring story of overcoming the challenges of his own youth and the mentors who helped him along the way.
The event also honored long-time mentor and Founding Director of Beyond Tolerance, Adele Rosen, with our annual Penny Jenkins Mentor Champion Award. Adele has been an outstanding mentor with our program for over 7 years and is a tireless advocate for youth and the Santa Barbara community.
This event would not have been possible without the help of our generous sponsors, including the Armand Hammer Foundation, Cottage Health Systems, Veneco, Inc., Lillian Lovelace, the Volentine Family Foundation, Jim and Marsha Wolfe, Pacific Western Bank, Montecito Bank & Trust, Dick and Maryan Schall, Bryant & Sons, Westerlay Orchids, John Daly, Katya Armistead and Lisa Gosdschan, and ParentClick.