Shining Light on Compassionate Care

By Richard Mineards   |   May 28, 2024
Geri and Marybeth Carty, Chris and Mandy Gocong, Tina Fanucchi-Frontado, and Charles Caldwell (photo by Chris Davis)
Jessica Clark, David Selberg, and Virginia Benson Wigle (photo by Chris Davis)

Compassionate Care of Carpinteria attracted 125 guests and raised around $45,000 when it hosted its sixth annual lunch “The Light Shines Ahead” at the Rincon Beach Club.

The boffo bash, chaired by Marybeth Carty and emceed by Tim Cohen, featured keynote speakers Jessica Clark, a successful restaurateur, who lost her first husband Eric Pintard in 2004, and Virginia Benson Wigle, founder of the Starfish Connection, a nonprofit that offers bridge grants to individuals suffering bereavement.

She joined with Hospice of Santa Barbara CEO David Selberg, discussing the loss of their partners and how they coped with their deaths. Hospice of Santa Barbara celebrates its half century this year.

Among the supporters were Paul Didier, Charles Caldwell, Adriana Marroquin, Jeff Moorhouse, Lea Boyd, Spencer Bryant, Jamie Collins, and Maria Garcia.


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