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Red Feather Ball



On behalf of the Volentine Family Foundation, Claudette Sabiron accepted the 2018 Abercrombie Community Excellence Award from United Way President Steve Ortiz.

Fifth-grader Insharah was one of the focuses of a brief video showcased during Red Feather Ball, UWSBC's annual gala at the Four Seasons Biltmore Coral Casino in support of UWSBC's education initiatives. Guests watched as Insharah, who was seated at the dinner along with her family, described on-screen a powerful summer at UWSBC's award winning Fun in the Sun summer learning program, to cheers from the crowd. Insharah’s father noted that during the program she developed confidence and a better ability to express herself. She also made crucial gains in her academic skills. In fact, by the end of the summer, Insharah described herself as a “living thesaurus”.

In all, UWSBC raised close to $250,000 for Fun in the Sun as well as the United for Literacy initiative to increase literacy skills and on-time graduation rates. Sporting black tie and cocktail attire, guests spent the evening sipping on wine and cocktails, participating in a curated silent auction, and enjoying dinner with friends and community members.

UWSBC also honored the Volentine Family Foundation as the 2018 Abercrombie Community Excellence Award winner for outstanding service and generosity within the Santa Barbara community.

“Over the last 15 years, the Volentine Family Foundation has helped transform the lives of thousands of students and families through their support of Fun in the Sun and United for Literacy,” said Steve Ortiz, President & CEO of United Way of Santa Barbara County. “We are honored to recognize the Volentine Family for its commitment to building better futures for children and families who need it most.”
Thank you to our 2018 Red Feather Ball Sponsors!

Aera Energy

Alexander Power

AGIA Affinity Services

American Indian Health Services

Bank of America

Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors

Bryant and Sons

Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara

Casa Dorinda

CenCal Health

Charles and Merryl Zegar

Charles and Vera Fenzi

City National Bank

Cottage Health

Damitz, Brooks, Nightingale, Turner & Morrisset

John and Susan Hanna

Kayne Anderson Rudnick Wealth Advisors

Kevin and Ilda Nelson

Maryan Schall

Montecito Bank & Trust

Mosher Foundation

Mutual of America 

Nicholas and Rosemary Mutton

Northern Trust

Paul and Bobbi Didier

Peter and Gerd Jordano

Robert and Christine Emmons

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation

Shawn and Edna Kiehn / Greenfield Learning

SBCC Foundation

Union Bank

Volentine Family Foundation 

Zia Group