Artwork courtesy of Donald Robertson

Dream Foundation’s Magical Moments

This fall, in place of our usual fundraising event, you are invited to be part of Magical Moments and give life to the final Dreams of terminally-ill adults across the nation!

You can help make Dreams come true by making a gift today, by buying Magical Moments swag and by bidding on items in the Magical Moments auction.

You can also watch an advanced private screening of award-winning director Peter Sasowsky’s documentary, Language of Dreams, that will take place right here.

Be part of the magic!
Whether you want to make a gift, buy Magical Moments swag, bid on an auction item or register to watch Language of Dreams, you’re in the right place. Everything is happening right here.

The inspiration
Magical Moments was inspired by artist Donald Robertson’s painting, Magical Thinking. You’ll see echoes of the painting’s theme of drawing back a curtain to reveal a world of vibrant color throughout Magical Moments. We are deeply grateful for his permission to use Magical Thinking as a creative asset.


Make a Gift Today

When you make a gift, you’re helping make Dreams come true for people like Loretta. Loretta, or ‘Lori’, served in the U.S. Navy for over 20 years, rising to the rank of Commander and Intelligence Officer. Along with caring for her own daughter, Lori adopted her niece following the death of her sister and brother-in-law, and then went on to adopt five more children with special needs from Ethiopia and China.

Lori dreamed of a bed big enough to allow her daughters to snuggle up with her, saying, “As I get sicker, I’ll be spending more time in bed. My daughters sometimes like to come and “cuddle-up” with me at night which I love and want to continue.”

Please make a gift today and help make Dreams like Lori’s come true. Although an entire Dream costs an average of $2,300, every gift becomes part of the magic of a Dream coming true.

$1,000 will provide lasting memories with an Amtrak family reunion vacation package for three days, a catered meal for a family bedside reunion, or a beach cabin rental for four days.

$500 will keep Dream recipients connected with their loved ones with a laptop or tablet.      

$150 will provide comfort with new bed linens, a one-night hotel stay, a gas card for a family reunion final farewell, new clothes or personal items.

$75 will provide a family reunion pizza lunch for four.

You can send a check to Dream Foundation, 1528 Chapala St # 304, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, or make a gift below.

Thank you for being part of the magic!


The Private Screening is over, but you can still be involved.

Language of Dreams

Language of Dreams explores the lasting impact of Dreams on everyone they touch.

It features many voices, including those of Dream Foundation Ambassadors Priscilla Presley and actor Rob Lowe and Broadway star Teal Wicks, along with heartfelt personal accounts from the families of Dream recipients and people who help make Dreams come true. This is a film about fulfilling the final Dreams of terminally-ill adults, but it’s also a celebration of life itself, what it means to be human and the redeeming power of supporting each other through difficult times.

The screening also features further special messages from Priscilla Presley and Rob Lowe and Dream Foundation Honorary Medical Chair, Dr. BJ Miller.

If you missed the special advanced screening or want to watch it a second time, you can subscribe to receive future viewing opportunities. Thank you for your support!


Online Auction

The Magical Moments Online Auction is Now Closed

Thank you to all those whose bids are now helping Dreams come true.

If you want to keep the magic going, you can still make a gift.

Auction Donors

Jen & Skip Abed, Santa Barbara Sailing Center
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
Babcock Winery & Vineyards
Bien Nacido Estate Winery
Jeff Bridges & Isabella Bridges-Boesch
Bristol Farms
Catherine Gee
Circa Terra Travel Outfitters
Coast 2 Coast Collection
Jessica Cooper
Kate Coppola
Colette Cosentino
Daniel Gibbings
Design Works Home
Alex Diaz
Stephanie DiLibero
Dining with Di Gourmet Catering
Dylan Star
El Capitan Canyon,
Sun Communities, and
Robin & Roger Himovitz
Elvis Presley Enterprises
Evolutions Medical and Day Spa
Fabulous Florals
Farm Cart Organics
Firestone Sisters
Fit Buddha
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Lety Garcia
Peter Giorgi
Gotham Wellness
Hamilton Jewelers
Hotel Le Toiny
Insight & Strategies
J. McLaughlin Montecito
J. Wilkes
Janine Cifelli Representation
JennAir by Whirlpool
Johnny Was Montecito
John Paul Mitchell Systems
Kimpton Canary Santa Barbara
Chef Coco Laforge
The Lark
La Sumida Nursery
LushLeaf Landscape Design
LUXE Painted Portraits
Magic Castle Cabaret
Kimi J. Matar
Miller Family Wine Company
Jim Mills
My Muru
Occhiali Eyewear
Palm Springs Air Museum
Pete Clements Catering
Nicole Popma
Donald Robertson
Rosewood Miramar Beach
Santa Barbara Fine Art Gallery
Sheryl Lowe Jewelry
Smoke Tree Ranch
Solaz Los Cabos
Tesla Santa Barbara
Tradewind Aviation
Viva Oliva
The Well Summerland
Westerlay Orchids
Tatiana V. Zitzweitz


Magical Moments Swag Store

Sorry—the Magical Moments swag store is now closed! Our heartfelt thanks go out to all those whose purchases are now helping Dreams come true.

If you want to keep the magic going, you can still make a gift.

Thank you, @Drawbertson for being so generous with your genius!

Magical Moments Sponsors


Colleen Barnett-Taylor & Michael Taylor, Barnett Clutches & Cables



Kate & Art Coppola

Elizabeth & Kenny Slaught

Associate Producers

The Bickett Family

Sally & Richard Burnham

The Himovitz Family

Kimi J. Matar

Creative Producers

Louise & Tim Casey


Wells Hughes, Arlington Financial Advisors

Kyowa Kirin

Mario Muredda, Harrison/Star

Holly & Bob Murphy

Elizabeth & Leonard Paolillo

Justine Roddick & Tina Schlieske

Kari & Peter Siegel, Siegel Capital LLC

Deborah C. van Eck

Consulting Producers

Elizabeth & Andrew Butcher

Folded Hills Winery Farmstead Ranch

R.H. & A.Q. Lawe Foundation

Valerie & A.J. Rice

Daryl & John Stegall

Westerlay Orchids

Production Supervisors

Jen & Skip Abed, Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Ella & Scott Brittingham

Rynell & Cameron Casey

Christina Rottman Designs

The Ebbin Group

Catherine Gee & Chris Lancashire

Jennifer Gillon Duffy, Fell Marking, LLP

Hollye & Jeff Jacobs

Connie & Richard Kennelly

In Memory of Jon Gathercole by Claude Raffin

Anne Towbes

VIP Gratitude Sponsors

Babcock Winery & Vineyards

Bien Nacido Estate Winery

Blue Marble Cocktails


Coast 2 Coast Collection

Curious Elixirs

Duo Events

Dylan Star

Robin Himovitz

J. Wilkes

John Paul MItchell Systems

Johnny Was Montecito

J.R. Watkins

Margerum Wine Company Winery

Miller Family Wine Company

Riviera Towel Company

Tesla Santa Barbara

Westerlay Orchids

Magical Moments

Sunday, November 15, 2020
5pm PST, 8pm EST

Contact Us

1528 Chapala Street, Suite 304
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


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