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GOLDEN OAK GALA

LAGUNA BLANCA SCHOOL

MARCH 11, 2023
HOPE RANCH
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA

Please consider sponsoring at one of these Golden Oak levels:

HERITAGE OAK

$25,000

exclusive seating dinner for ten guests,

champagne and a private table concierge

Printed and digital event recognition

Professional golden hour group photo

Deluxe Laguna Blanca swag bag

(10) tickets to the Night Owl After Party

(2) Best of Live raffle tickets

(1) Wine Wall selection

(5) Teacher raffle tickets

GILDED LEAF

$10,000

Premier seating dinner for eight guests with champagne

Printed and digital event recognition

Laguna Blanca swag bag

(8) tickets to the Night Owl After Party

(1) Best of Live raffle ticket

(1) Wine Wall selection

(5) Teacher raffle tickets

OAK BRANCH

$5,000

Premier seating dinner for six guests

Printed and digital event recognition

(2) ticket to the Night Owl After Party

(1) Best of Live raffle ticket

(1) Wine Wall selection

(5) Teacher raffle tickets

SAPLING

$2,500​

Premier seating dinner for two guests

Printed and digital event recognition

(1) Best of Live raffle ticket

(1) Wine Wall selection

(5) Teacher raffle tickets

ACORN

$1,000

Seated dinner for two guests

(1) Wine Wall selection

(5) Teacher raffle tickets

SINGLE TICKET

$275

Seated dinner, hosted bar, and valet parking

"NIGHT OWL" AFTER PARTY TICKET

$100

We hope that sponsorship funds raised now will both cover and exceed event expenses so that every dollar raised at the Spring Benefit will directly impact our students and our shared future. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Event Chairs Melissa Henderson or Jen Drucker, or Sponsorship Chairs Deva Dalporto, or Jordan Connelly to learn more regarding partnership opportunities.

Schedule

EVENT SCHEDULE

4PM

valet and check in

specialty cocktails, mingling &

opportunity drawings

6PM
d
inner & live auction
 

8PM

shimmer on the dance Floor

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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 are delighted to invite you to join us on Saturday, March 11 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. So put on your best, sip champagne, melt into the mingle, and shine on the dance floor.

check out the FAQ for more information

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Thank You to our
Generous Sponsors

as of february 
6, 2023

HERITAGE OAK

Coming Soon

 

GILDED LEAF

nayak family · drucker family · turner family · zegar family fund (stefanie and david jackson)

OAK BRANCH

jim and chana jackson · amber and steve ortiz · pardis and sherry nasseri

SAPLING

rebecca and ari ryan · loncki family · carpenter family

ACORN

hassman family

CORPORATE SPONSORS

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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

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:

  

Campus Improvements:

 

  • 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

 

Transportation Vans:

 

  • This will facilitate and enhance our Experiential learning through school trips

  • This will benefit Athletics as it increases transportation ability to games and tournaments

ONLINE AUCTION
OPENS MARCH 12
Donations of all kinds are welcomed and appreciated.

items can be dropped off between 8:30am-4:00pm
monday-friday at the braun house in hope ranch (4127 paloma drive) or at lower school main office.
Online Aucton

GOLDEN OAK GALA DONATIONS

SUBMIT FORM FOR EACH DONATED ITEM

Thank you for your donation! We will be in touch shortly to arrange details regarding your generous gift.

THANK YOU!

a heartfelt thanks to our committee of volunteers for all that you are doing to create a beautiful event.

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EVENT CHAIRS
MELISSA HENDERSON AND JEN DRUCKER

2023 Committee members

Julia Asher
Evan Berger
Bay Bertea
Vanessa Carrington
Jordan Connelly
Alexis Courson
Heather Sourial Craigie
Deva Dalporto
Vanessa DeFord
Jen Drucker
Talya Engel
Lindsay Ervin
Nadine Gilles
Daniela Hassman
Jessica Helson
Melissa Henderson
Seth Henderson
Heather Poet-Johnson
Bill Leitner
Sara Loncki
Ceci McClintock
Amber Ortiz
Tiffany Pelletier
Lizzie Peus 
Debbie Popovich
Katy Powers

Belle Regeer
Valerie Rice
Ari Ryan
Rebecca Ryan
Raffaella Sutherland
Mari Warner
Crystal Wyatt
Melia Yust
Contact Us
Our Address

4125 Paloma Drive

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

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.

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