Tag archives: Sarah Chrisman

A Harbor Barbecue Bash
By Richard Mineards   |   July 12, 2022

Santa Barbara harbor was festooned in red, white, and blue as thousands turned out to watch the 20-minute Independence Day fireworks on West Beach. Former Santa Barbara Yacht Club commodore and uber philanthropist Roger Chrisman and his wife, Sarah, took the post-pandemic opportunity to host an equally colorful nautical bash on their 78-foot cruiser PolarIIs. […]

Welcome to the Family
By Richard Mineards   |   November 2, 2021

Former Santa Barbara Yacht Club commodore Roger Chrisman and his wife, Sarah, have just added to their “fleet.” Four years ago, the dynamic duo and longtime supporters of the Granada Theatre, bought a 78-foot cruiser PolarIIs, which they have moored in the harbor. Now they tell me they have just completed the purchase of a […]

Merry Chrismans
By Richard Mineards   |   July 5, 2021

The party animals were out in force when Roger and Sarah Chrisman hosted a nautical bash for the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network on their new 78-foot cruiser, Polaris II. The 30-year-old nonprofit, which cares for 3,400 animals each year and has more than 200 volunteers, has just launched a $1 million capital campaign to […]

Worth More than Two Grand
By Richard Mineards   |   June 3, 2021

It was all two grand for words when Roger and Sarah Chrisman, just back from their home in Indian Wells after six months of lockdown, opened the doors of their charming Ennisbrook home for a concert by singers from Opera Santa Barbara’s Chrisman Young Artists Program. A pair of grand pianos, a Steinway and a […]

It Takes Two
By Richard Mineards   |   January 23, 2019

It was all two grand for words when Montecito philanthropic dynamic duo Roger and Sarah Chrisman opened the door of their charming Ennisbrook home for a Santa Barbara Symphony prelude party with husband and wife Israeli pianists Sivan Silver and Gil Garburg performing a four-hand keyboard work on the back to back Baldwin and Steinway […]

Donors Enrich Grand Granada
By Richard Mineards   |   September 20, 2018

Santa Barbara’s philanthropic dynamic duo Roger and Sarah Chrisman have joined a heavenly pantheon of donors who are featured on bronze plaques in the lobby of the venerable Granada Theatre. The tony twosome, who have given more than $6.2 million to the State Street institution over the years, join an esteemed list of $5-million-plus gift […]

Merry Chrismans
By Richard Mineards   |   May 10, 2018

It was a case of high cees on the high seas when Roger and Sarah Chrisman hosted a nautical bash on their new 78-ft cruiser, Polaris II. The tony twosome, who took delivery of the Taiwanese-built vessel in February, welcomed 45 guests, who splashed out $1,000 a ducat, to raise funds for Opera Santa Barbara, […]

Merry Chrisman
By Richard Mineards   |   March 15, 2018

Former Santa Barbara Yacht Club commodore Roger Chrisman took delivery of his new 78-foot cruiser Polaris II earlier this month and with his wife, Sarah, held a champagne-fueled launch party in the harbor. The Taiwan-built cruiser, with a 2,400-gallon fuel tank, replaces his original vessel, Polaris, which had a length of 52 feet. “There’s nothing […]