Fashion, Food and Entertainment at Santa Barbara’s New Artisan Marketplace Benefits Dream Foundation

Generation Dream hosts second annual Summer Dream to benefit local charity and give life to the final Dreams of terminally-ill young adults.

Santa Barbara, CA, May 25, 2016 --( The second annual Summer Dream fundraiser for Dream Foundation – a fresh, summer-themed event benefiting terminally-ill adults ages 18 to 40 – will take place at The Mill in Santa Barbara on June 5, 2016 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. This year’s Summer Dream will include a fashion show featuring local designers Catherine Gee, Jenni Kayne and Miller’s Oath. There will be live entertainment with a performance by Cody Lovaas and delicious food and drink from local artisans. Alan Rose of KEYT Channel 3 and a long-time supporter of Dream Foundation will serve as emcee.

Sponsors of the second annual Summer Dream include: Becker Studios, Blue Star Parking, Catherine Gee, Impact Hub, Jenni Kayne, John Paul Mitchell Systems, Miller’s Oath, Millworks, Potek Winery, SpaceNK Apothecary, The Mill, Third Window Brewery, Walter Claudio Salon Spa, and Wildwood Kitchen.

Tax deductible tickets can be purchased online now at for $50. Each ticket includes wine and beer from Potek Winery and Third Window Brewery, delicious bites from Wildwood Kitchen, a runway fashion show, DJ IDEX, entertainment, silent auction, and more.

“Almost 20 percent of our Dreamers are between the ages of 18 and 40,” says Dream Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer Kisa Heyer. “Their final Dreams include vacations, family reunions, meetings with personal heroes or requests for basic needs that improve their quality of life. Summer Dream is a wonderful and fun opportunity for the community to support our young Dreamers.”

The event is made possible through the generous support and dedication of this year’s Event Chair Arlene Montesano, Honorary Committee Chair Danielle Rocha of Rocha Swim (2015 Summer Dream featured designer) and the Generation Dream Committee: Heather Hambleton (Chair), Jacques Habra, Dawn Mitcham, Chris Snowden, and Sanford Spivey. Summer Dream recognizes its Golden Sponsors Hutton Parker Foundation, Soogie & Don Kang and Jim Nigro, Shine Sponsors: Sloane & Sally Dickens and Elizabeth & Kenny Slaught, Copper Sponsors: The Grokenberger Family, Kielle & John Horton, Chris Lancashire, and Nina & Eric Phillips, Aqua Sponsors: First Click, and Shimmer Sponsors: Hollye & Jeff Jacobs and Johnson Family Dental.

Press is welcome to attend the event:

Sunday, June 5, 2016 | 4 – 7 PM

The Mill – 406 E. Haley Street | Santa Barbara, CA

One-hundred percent of the proceeds will be allocated to fulfill the Dreams of terminally-ill young adults, 18-40 years old.

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 nearly 25,000 final Dreams over the past two decades and has never turned down a qualified applicant. Dream Foundation does not receive any federal or state funding and relies solely on individual donations and corporate partnerships to fund its programs. The Foundation is proud to maintain Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating (its highest) for sound fiscal management ensuring its donors and partners that their investment will be used wisely. For more information, please visit
Dream Foundation
Dani Cordaro
(805) 539-2222
Alex Drake
(805) 564-2131 ext. 117