Tale as Old as Time

By Richard Mineards   |   March 14, 2019
Alex Kinderman and Victoria Dominguez with Belle at the Beauty and the Beast themed United Way event (photo by Isaac Hernandez)

The Amazons were out in force when United Way’s Women United hosted its second annual event, a Classic Storybook lunch at the Coral Casino, with the 200 guests expected to raise around $100,000 to help the charity’s literacy programs for children.

Former supermodel turned business tycoon Montecito-based Kathy Ireland spoke eloquently at the Beauty and the Beast themed event on the need for literacy, as did fellow speaker Barbara LaCorte, principal of Hope School Elementary.

Susan Hersberger, a founding member, and Steve Ortiz, president and CEO of United Way of Santa Barbara County, also spoke at the La Pacifica ballroom lunch, chaired by Andria Kahmann.

Among the fans supporting the Disney-esque event were Jelinda DeVorzon, Ursula Nesbitt, Jean Schuyler, Meg Burnham, Arlene Montesano, Gloria Clark, Marianna Burdon, Valerie Montgomery, Janet Garufis, Arlyn Goldsby, Ellen Goodstein, Catherine Remak, and Monique Rodriguez.

Marlene and Frank Bucy with Kathy Ireland (center) (photo by Isaac Hernandez)
Alina de Albergaria and Mindy Mahy at the Classic Storybook lunch at the Coral Casino (photo by Isaac Hernandez)

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