Toasting a Good Cause

By Richard Mineards   |   June 11, 2024
Steven Ortiz, Geoff Green, Kerri Burns, Paige Van Tuyl, Caroline Thompson, and Leslie Schneiderman (photo by Priscilla)

Social gridlock reigned when PATH Santa Barbara, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, hosted its third annual Toast to Home fundraiser at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum with 150 guests raising around $60,000.

The ubiquitous Geoff Green – former head of the City College Foundation – hosted the affair, with PATH CEO Jennifer Hark Dietz speaking. PATH – People Assisting the Homeless – also honored county supervisor Das Williams for his many years of support.

Liz Adams, who recently celebrated her first year as Regional Director, said: “I am so honored that we have come together to build a community where we all work together to break down barriers and support our neighbors who are unhoused. Together, with compassion and understanding, we can build a future where everyone has a home.”

All funds raised went towards PATH’s local programs, which include interim housing, street outreach, housing navigation and supportive services. Annually it helps more than 100 people make it home.

Among those noshing on the flatbreads, exotic canapés and the shrimp and chicken paella, while quaffing wines from Sunstone, Fess Parker, and Grassini wineries were Caroline Thompson, David and Anne Gersh, Richard Block, founder Claire Orr, Dacia Harwood, and Jeremy Lindaman.


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