We Thank YOU! 24th Annual Festival of Hearts Success and Gratitude


Every year, Friendship Center raises money for HEART (Helping Elders At Risk Today) to benefit low to moderate income members attending the Center. This year’s theme was Kentucky Derby!


This pre-Valentine’s Day event featured a delectable sit-down lunch, live music by Strada Swing, and the display of works by local “heart-ists.” The live auction featured amazing packages such as an in-town getaway with a seafood dinner for six, a desert oasis getaway in Palm Springs, a stay at the upscale Rosewood Miramar Beach with dinner for two at the Revere Room, and a trip to Charleston! Guests donned their florals, flares, and Kentucky Derby attire to make a beautiful event at the Rosewood Miramar Hotel.


This year we raised over $63,000 for HEART, and we are so thankful to our supporters for benefiting our members in this meaningful way!

♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you to all of our wonderful artists for making beautiful one-of-a-kind heart art creations to benefit our members here at Friendship Center. You are the very HEART of this event!


♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you to all of our supporters for purchasing Heart Art, Live Auction packages and making direct Sponsor-a-Member donations!


♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you to all of our volunteers and those who donated items and services for our auction and the event!


♥ ♥ ♥ Thank You to our amazing Sponsors and Board Member Table Captain Sponsors – your sponsorship gives us the means to host this grand event and raise funds to support elders in need of our services.



David & Louise Borgatello
Karolyn Hanna
Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort


Al Anglin & Vangie Herrera
Channel Islands Post Acute
Complete Care at Home
Epic Life Wealth Management


Cal-Western Landscape, Inc.
Castle Wealth Planning
CenCal Health
Easy Lift Transportation, Inc.
Kristin Frascella & Giovanni Vigna
Inge Gatz
Andriana and Sophia Hohlbauch
Kenneth & Frances Jewesson
Matt Lum
John & Gloria McManus
Linda Yawitz


Valerie Anewalt
Channel Islands Fiduciary Group
Community West Bank
The Consciousness Network
Terri Dimond – All About Seniors Real Estate
First American Title Insurance Co.
Heffernan Foundation
Hospice of Santa Barbara
HUB International Insurance Services, Inc.
Quinn Fiduciary Services
San Ysidro Pharmacy
Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center
Mary H. Walsh
Isabel Wendt


Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Care West Insurance
Garcia Architects Inc.
Monica Vidger-Trent
Cynder Sinclair
David Selberg
Kathy Marden & Maggie Mixsell
Sue Adams & Jeffrey Krutzsch
Jacqueline Duran