Taking place 6-10 p.m. Friday Oct. 5, the event will benefit UWSBC’s award-winning Fun in the Sun summer enrichment program and the United for Literacy initiative to increase literacy skills and on-time graduation rates. UWSBC will also honor the Volentine Family Foundation as the 2018 Abercrombie Community Excellence Award winner for outstanding service and generosity within the Santa Barbara community.
“The Volentine Family Foundation has changed the lives of many thousands of children and families through their support of United Way and other community organizations,” said Steve Ortiz, President & CEO of United Way of Santa Barbara County. “We’re so proud to recognize their generosity within the community. We hope you’ll join us.”
Following a Coral Sunset theme, the gala will feature wine, cocktails and a curated silent auction. Guests will dine in the Four Seasons Biltmore’s beautiful Coral Casino overlooking the strikingly lit Pacific Ocean.
Established in 1988 by late husband and wife Myatt and Genevieve Volentine, the foundation supports educational and vocational scholarships, youth services, rehabilitation and transitional services and activities that foster a stronger community. The Volentines retired in Santa Barbara but remained active in business and charitable and community organizations.
The Volentine Family Foundation has transformed the lives of children and families participating in UWSBC’s Fun in the Sun and United for Literacy through their support over the last 15 years. Because of the foundation’s support, countless Fun in the Sun scholars have gained much-needed literacy and social-emotional skills, while their parents learned and practiced positive parenting techniques.
Red Feather Ball
6-10 p.m. Friday Oct. 5, 2018
Coral Casino, Four Seasons Biltmore; 1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Tickets are $325.
Guests are encouraged to wear a black tie/cocktail attire.
United Way of Santa Barbara County
United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has the unique and positive vision that “in our community, everyone has a hopeful future.” Since 1923, UWSBC has served Santa Barbara County community through funding, volunteer development, and by utilizing its own unique initiatives that involve dozens of local non-profit and public sector agencies. UWSBC’s local community driven Power of Partnership™ priorities help children, families & seniors with a focus on Education, Income and Health.