The biennial Santa Barbara Wine Auction has evolved through the years with the partnership of the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation and Direct Relief. The 2022 Wine Auction celebrates its 12th year of helping our community, vintners and those affected by natural disasters and other hardships. The event will again be held at the luxurious The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara.
The competition to be the winning bidder during the Live Auction generates electric energy and great fun. During the “Stand Up and Be Counted” portion of the program, guests are invited to participate and support healthcare for our farmworkers in Santa Barbara county.
Direct Relief strengthens America’s healthcare safety net by providing medicines and medical supplies to nonprofit community clinics and health centers serving low-income and underserved people.
With support from Direct Relief, aid organization Last Mile Health (known in Liberia as Tiyatien Health) trained 10 Frontline Health Workers (FHW) in the last year to identify, treat, and refer children with symptoms of pneumonia – the number one cause of death of children under five worldwide.
Direct Relief provides Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers, other first responders, and health outreach workers with ruggedized backpacks filled with medical supplies to help address community health needs during disasters.
Direct Relief has equipped midwives, supported programs of obstetric fistula repair, increased access to cervical cancer screening, and has provided general medical aid in support of children’s health programs.
Support health care for Santa Barbara County farmworkers
The 2022 Santa Barbara Wine Auction comes at a time where health care is a delicate and sometimes polarizing topic. Funds collected during the Stand Up and Be Counted portion of the auction will go towards supporting farm and vineyard workers in our community, Santa Barbara County. These funds will help with medical and dental expenses.
Direct Relief and Community Health Centers (CHC) share a common mission to support healthy people and create a stronger community and better world. Linking Direct Relief and CHC helps to bring greater access to those on the Central Coast who otherwise lack access to needed health services.
The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation’s mission is ‘Grounded In Giving’. Creating a sustainable and thriving community unites us as winemakers and wine enthusiasts a like bringing us together as one community. We are proud to support these organizations who are dedicated to programs that focus on maintaining health and addressing the needs of the world’s most at-risk population.
SANTA BARBARA VINTNERS FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jessica Gasca, SBVF President, Story of Soil
Tymari Lore, SBVF Vice-President, LoRe Consulting Group
Chemayne Faulconer Simas, Cork Supply
Kali Kopley, Pico Restaurant
Alison Laslett, Santa Barbara Vintners Association
Katy Rogers, Jackson Family Wines
Riley Slack, Foxen Vineyards
Meredith Moore, Professional Volunteer
Daniel Berman, RNDC USA
Cody Sargeant, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Kristin Luis, Jackson Family Wines
Doug Margerum, Margerum Wines
EVENT DESIGN AND LOGISTICS
Karson Butler Events
DIRECT RELIEF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pamela Gann, Chair, Professor of Legal Studies, Claremont McKenna; Former President, Claremont McKenna
Mark Linehan, Vice Chair, President, Wynmark Company
Siri Marshall, Secretary, Former SVP, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer, General Mills
Byron Scott, MD, Treasurer, Adjunct Faculty, UMass Amherst School of Management & Jefferson College of Population Health
Jane Olson, Assistant Secretary, International Peace and Justice Volunteer
Thomas Sturgess, Assistant Treasurer, Executive Chairman, Tiri Group Limited and Blue Star Print Holdings
Mary M. Dwyer, Ph.D., President and CEO, IES Abroad
Stayce D. Harris, Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force, Retired
Evan Marwell, CEO, Education Superhighway
Jay McGonigle, Former Chair and CEO, Corporate Executive BoardHarry McMahon, Senior Advisor, G100 Network; Former Executive Vice Chair, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Annalisa Pizzarello, Senior Vice President of Results Delivery, Amgen
Jamie Ruffing, Ph.D., Public Health Office, Epidemiologist, and Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air National Guard
Marla E. Salmon, Sc.D., Professor of Nursing and Global Health, University of Washington
Jim Selbert, Co-Founder, Warren & Selbert
Steve Weintraub, Certified Financial Planner, Partner in West Coast Financial, LLC
Tim Wertner, Senior Vice President, U.S. Operations, FedEx Express
The 2022 sponsors of The Santa Barbara Wine Auction will enjoy extensive event publicity, recognition in the community, and help to provide better health for people in need around the world.
We will be opening our sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 event in November of 2021, so check back to see the wonderful people and organizations supporting this important cause.
The following wineries, from the Santa Barbara County, are hosting a table during the wine auction and dinner.
Check back later - 2022 wineries will be signing up soon!
The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation and Direct Relief would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the donors sponsoring this year’s event.
Our guests were invited to spend the weekend at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. The resort is nestled on the bluff and beaches of the Gaviota coast between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, offering relaxed luxury and breathtaking views for an unforgettable getaway in Santa Barbara.
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Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation
PO Box 1209
Buellton, CA 93427