Thursday, May 2, 2019 we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our largest fundraising efforts supporting youth, families, and young adults.
Recap of the 19th Annual Reaching for Stars
On April 26 we welcomed our guests to join us for an evening of wines and fine dining at the Santa Barbara Woman’s Club, Rockwood to celebrate and support the life-changing work that the Y’s Youth and Family Services have done for the community. Vincent Vanhecke, Executive Chef at the Valley Club, recruited a truly amazing team ready to astound and delight us as they donate their time and resources to support our youth, families and young adults. By purchasing a ticket, attendees enjoyed an exquisite meal prepared by star Santa Barbara chefs. Each fabulous course was paired by the chef team to a specific, premium wine from Alma Rosa Winery, Babcock Winery, Brander Vineyard, Buscador, Flying Goat Cellars, and Lumen. Our guests joined us for an epicurean event, filled with heart-warming stories, mouth-watering delicacies and amazing wine.
For more info on our chefs and this spectacular event, read our most recent press release.
Interested in being a sponsor?
Our sponsors are valued contributors to the ongoing hard work Youth and Family Services perform each day to make our community a better place. Your generosity would be added to our annual campaign, a mission to raise funds to keep our youths safe and help them reach their highest potential. You and your organization would also receive a special feature on the day of the event to spotlight the goodwill you have given to your community.
Youth and Family Services YMCA was formed in 2001 as an independent social services branch of the Channel Islands YMCA. YFS currently operates four core programs that provide a continuum of care to underserved at-risk youth, young adults and families experiencing homelessness, neglect and abuse in the greater Santa Barbara area. Youth, young adults and families that participate in our programs experience greater safety and well-being while they develop skills and lasting relationships to improve their resilience and build a successful independent future.