Santa Barbara Channelkeeper's 14th Annual fundraising gala
Posted on Feb 14th, 2014
On Saturday, April 5th from 5-9:30 pm at the Montecito Country Club in Santa Barbara. Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols will be Channelkeeper’s honoree and keynote speaker. This fun and inspiring event will also feature a gourmet dinner, fine local wines, live music, an awesome auction, and a celebration of Channelkeeper's recent victories for clean water. To become an event sponsor, donate auction items, volunteer or reserve your tickets or table today, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 805.563.3377 ext. 4, or visit www.sbck.org. Kira Redmond email@example.com
Channelkeeper’s 13th annual Blue Water Ball fundraising gala was their best ever, raising nearly $110,000 for their work to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds! At the event, which took place on April 6th, 2013 at the Montecito Country Club, a record 220 guests celebrated Channelkeeper’s recent victories for clean water, shopped at our extensive silent auction, danced to live music by Soul Biscuit, and joined us in paying tribute to Patagonia for its environmental leadership. Steve Gaines, Dean of UCSB’s Bren School and member of Channelkeeper’s Advisory Council, delivered the tribute to Patagonia on our behalf, and Yvon Chouinard, founder and CEO of Patagonia, inspired us all with some words of wisdom about how and why his company became a trailblazer in the realm of corporate responsibility and citizenship, and why it enthusiastically supports the critical work of grassroots environmental groups like Channelkeeper.
Many thanks to all who attended and contributed to making this their best event ever! Thanks also to Yvon Chouinard and Steve Gaines, masterful Master of Ceremonies Geoff Green, dedicated volunteers, auction donors, and our event sponsors: Forester Media, MarBorg Industries, Patagonia, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation, the Coastal Fund, Fielding Graduate University, Montecito Bank & Trust, Environment Now, Rabobank, and UCSB.