United Way Red Feather Ball Committee Joins Summer Program Campers for Fun, Games

Red Feather Ball Event Committee co-chairs Belle Hahn (center) and Amber Ortiz (right) joined Fun in the Sun campers for lunch recently.

Co-chairs of the Event Committee for United Way of Santa Barbara County’s (UWSBC) 23rd Annual Red Feather Ball, which benefits United Way’s Fun in the Sun and United for Literacy programs, recently joined young scholars in the nonprofit’s summer program for an afternoon of fun.

Co-chairs Belle Hahn and Amber Ortiz, as well as committee members Baret Boisson, Kendra Feshbach, Chloe K. Holmes, and Kirsten VanBrunt, met up with students taking part in UWSBC’s Fun in the Sun program at Franklin Elementary School. Each year, students interact with local professionals for fun, games and nourishment for the Lunch Bunch volunteer mentorship component of the six-week FITS summer learning program, which recently concluded for the summer.

Prior to the lunch hour, committee members toured the FITS site to see students engaging in the program’s fun but educational program components, which include literacy, reading and writing; science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM); service learning projects; character education; financial literacy; educational field trips; and much more.

The Red Feather Ball, which will be held Oct. 11 from 6pm to 10pm at the Four Seasons Biltmore Resort, will benefit UWSBC’s FITS program and United for Literacy initiative. This year’s Event Committee includes Honorary Chair, Merryl Snow Zegar; Chairs Belle Hahn, Shari Liu, and Amber Ortiz; Auction Chair Rosemary Mutton; Sarah Argyropolous; Xorin Balbes ;Baret Boisson; Alice Brophy; Mimi DeGruy; Kendra Feshbach; Marc Gelinas; Erin Gianni; Julie Barber Henderson; Chloe K. Holmes; Hollye Jacobs; Laura Macker Johnston; Leslie McFadden; Lily Phillips; Laura Lewis Shelburne; Kirsten VanBrunt; Carol Anne Werner; Nance Wheeler; Sam Zodeh; and Yasmine Zodeh. For tickets and event information, visit https://www.unitedwaysb.org/redfeatherball.

About 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.

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