SBCC Foundation Springs Forward
Santa Barbara City College Foundation hosted its Spring Forward! gala on the Great Meadow of the West Campus with nearly 300 guests raising more than $450,000, with $325,000 collected even before the sun-soaked event began.
The ubiquitous Geoff Green, foundation CEO, says the organization provides more than $5 million annually to support scholarships and emergency grants.
Montecito über events planner Merryl Brown organized the boffo bash, co-chaired by Morrie Jurkowitz and Kandy Luria-Budgor, with Gordon Ralph auctioning off a wine and dinner experience from City College culinary arts students, a Santa Barbara “staycation” with dinners at Lucky’s and Ca’Dario, a three-night stay in a Fifth Avenue apartment in Manhattan, and a historic holiday in Grass Valley, the richest mining town in California in its day.
Among the guests noshing on the Seasons Catering fare and quaffing the wines from the Lieff Ranch and Potek Winery were Laura Capps, Roger Durling, Rob and Judy Egenolf, Janet Garufis, Gregg Hart, George and Laurie Leis, Bill and Lois Rosen, Fred Kass, Helene Schneider, Michael Baker, Luke Swetland, Frank Tabar, Todd Aldrich, Rinaldo and Lalla Brutoco, Michael Baker, Das Williams, and Perri Harcourt.