GOLDEN OAK GALA
LAGUNA BLANCA SCHOOL
MARCH 11, 2023
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
With school closure due to weather and our annual all-school Field Day event on Friday, March 17th, items purchased at the event (including wine pulls) or in the online auction (closing March 15th at 10:00 pm), can be picked up at Braun House between 8:30 am and 4:00 starting Monday, April 3rd
Thank You to our
berar family · drucker family
marilee and stephen gordon · nayak family
zegar family fund (stefanie and david jackson)
fowler family · chana and jim jackson '78
lorenzi / malek family · pardis and sherry nasseri amber and steve ortiz · probstel family
chris terrill · wyatt family
zemeckis family · friend of laguna
carpenter family · desantis family
eades family · feinstein family
grassini mathern family
henderson family · marji & jarad jeter '04
loncki family · tiffany pelletier · katy powers
peus family · rice family · rebecca and ari ryan
asher family · ball family · berg family
berger family · bollag families · damery family durling family · firlik family · hassman family
ketabi/terenzi family · mcdermott charney family
popovich family · kirste timm · trautwein family
Swag Bags Sponsors
Live Auction supporters & Donors
ari & rebecca ryan
After Party Sponsors
Edward and Claudia St George
a heartfelt thanks to our committee of volunteers for all
that you have done to create a beautiful event.
MELISSA HENDERSON AND JEN DRUCKER
2023 Committee members
Heather Sourial Craigie
ABOUT THE EVENT
Laguna Blanca's Spring Benefit is an honored tradition of the community coming together to celebrate this extraordinary school and its faculty, students, and nearly 90 years of educational excellence.
We can't wait to invite you to join us again next year for our annual Spring Benefit, as we join in friendship and community for a celebration of Laguna's Inaugural Golden Oak Gala celebrating the exceptional Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools.
check out the FAQ for more information
Cementing Our Legacy - Securing our Future
Our goal at this year’s inaugural Golden Oak Gala is to come together to secure the future of Laguna Blanca School. Our Paddle Raise funds go directly to support the initiatives listed below. Be ready to raise your paddle after the live auction to help build up these areas of need, and make Laguna the best it can be!
It takes an entire community to make it happen, and we greatly appreciate your generosity.
The Paddle Raise allows us to say YES to:
Play Structures and outdoor recreation upgrades for both campuses. This will be a multiyear endeavor that will require research and planning.
“Play is a central tenet of our Lower School curriculum. A dynamic new front- yard play structure would provide needed equipment upgrades to our campus, creating exciting opportunities for our students to explore, create, and grow together.” - Anna Alldredge
Improvements to the Victorian House. This will include new paint, HVAC and restroom enhancements.
Technology Enhancements throughout the Hope Ranch Campus:
Upper School WiFi - This multiyear endeavor will require research, planning, and implementation.
Complete Lower School Computer Lab so all students have access
This will facilitate and enhance our Experiential learning through school trips
This will benefit Athletics as it increases transportation ability to games and tournaments
how we made a difference in 2022
Thanks to your generosity, we raised nearly $400k for our students and school, and we have already started to move forward with the following projects:
Upgraded the Spaulding Theater sound system
Lower School improvements with computers, instruments and outdoor tables purchased.
Tech infrastructure improvements in Hope Ranch.
Improvements to studio art spaces (ceramics) on the upper school campus
Cosmetic improvements in the Library and Computer Lab
sculpture by jeff elings
crab boil at stolls
enjoy a taste of new england
Founded in 1933, Laguna Blanca is Santa Barbara's premier college preparatory day school that offers an Early Kindergarten through Grade 12 co-educational experience. Laguna has celebrated over 85 years of continued academic excellence driven by new and innovative teaching methods and programs.