HTO 2017 Benefit


From Top By Rows: 1) The Scene. 2) Hillary leads the crowd in a toast to good health for our dear Julia Louis-Dreyfus, here is the Just Folk table (photo John Palmintieri); 3) Carrie Chee from San Francisco won 3 nights at the Ablitt House+ a chartered SB Sailing Center trip, & 2 bicycles!; 4) HTO Board Member Charles Vinick; 5) Jason Libs rocks the room! 6) Sponsors Dan & Rae Emmett; 7) Hillary gives a giant hug to Marcy Carsey, who raises her paddle for 5 figures, while auctioneer Rick Warner looks on; 7) YAY, TEAM! Heather Hudson, Hillary Hauser, Corey Radis, Julia Teitzel.

All photos by (c) Priscilla

The Heal the Ocean 2017 Benefit
was a great party for a sold-out, packed house - and wow, did we have fun for our Good Cause! The evening got off to a rip-roaring start when HTO Executive Director Hillary Hauser announced that Governor Brown had just signed SB 44, which will provide funds to cap the leaking oil wells off Summerland Beach! She introduced Gaemus Collins, from Plank Aerosystems & the Aqueos team whose aerial survey of the Summerland coastline assured success of the legislation.

In all our thanks to our generous sponsors, we took a moment to video-record a live toast to our beloved Julia Louis-Dreyfus sending her our best wishes for her full return to health. Hillary sent the video to Julia, who sent us kisses right back.

Our Live Auction was really cooking this year, with LosAngelesAuctioneer.comRick Werner bringing in the most income in HTO Event history! Then, rocking pianist Jason Libs had people dancing to old and new classics, singing along, forming conga lines, and just letting it "all hang out."

Huge thanks to our sponsors, guests, and donors. And to Heather Hudson, Shannon Trotta & Corey Radis for putting this event together. We thank Debbie Kline, and Por la Mar Nursery for the décor. Please Click Here to see photos from the event, courtesy of our wonderful photographer Priscilla. Mark your calendars for next year’s benefit (HTO’s 20th Anniversary!) October 27, 2018 at the El Paseo.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!


Proud Corporate Supporters of Heal the Ocean

Individual Donors

  • Peet's Coffee & Tea
  • Hiroko Benko
  • Robert Glazier
  • Big Speak, Inc.
  • Eliot Crowley & Debra P. Geiger
  • Suzanne Edick
  • Margo Rose
  • D. Maile Ellington
  • Charles Vinick & Susan Venable
  • Jessica Scheeter & Zach Gill
  • Randy Freedman & Jennifer Freed
  • Charlene Harris
  • Peter R. & Sarah de Tagyos
  • William Cornfield
  • Anonymous
  • Amy Kunze
  • Amy Cooper
  • Tarola Properties
  • Susan Anderson
  • Christine Ebert
  • Kathy B. Gallo
  • Robert Coronado
  • The Manitou Fund
  • Jody Thomas
  • Meg Miller & Dean Dawson
  • Ken & Nancy Goldsholl
  • Nora McNeely Hurley & Michael Hurley
  • Maribeth Hammond
  • Frances Lufkin
  • Marcia & John Mike Cohen
  • Janet Graham
  • Gebb Turpin
  • Neil Elliot
  • Salvador Cisneros
  • Melissa & Michael Costello
  • Eric & Julie Friedman
  • Dr. & Mrs. John A. Clark
  • Marianne & Jim Henry
  • Peggy & Bill Callahan
  • Gail Kennedy
  • Casa Blanca
  • Christine Ryerson
  • Caolyn Hubbs
  • Daniel Frank
  • Hermine & Gary Gallup
  • Mike Furner
  • Steven Gilbar & Inge Gatz
  • Joe & Barbara Godley
  • Robert & Christine Emmons
  • Cliff & Nicola Ghersen
  • Craig Rice
  • Charlie Graham
  • Jim Garcia & Erin Graffy
  • Boston Mochi
  • Hudson Hersh
  • Barbara Dukas
  • Charles Perez
  • Billy & Lin Goodnick
  • Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
  • Phillip Vedder
  • Francesca Cava
  • Wendy Foster
  • Scott Waters
  • Andrew & Adrianne Davis
  • Heather Kelly Clenet
  • George & Deanna Gregg
  • J.T. & Elizabeth Gerig
  • Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation/Morrow
  • Jeffery & Laura Seawards
  • Theresa Yandell
  • Sallie & Curt Coughlin
  • Joyce & Fritz Patterson
  • Rayethon
  • Christine Gallagher
  • Mary Conrad
  • A-Frame Surf Shop
  • Michael Tish
  • Lee Heller
  • Elizabeth B. (Betsy) Denison
  • Bernard & Joan Fried
  • Paul & Downing Denison
  • Morgan Coffey
  • Ronald J. & Carole A. Fox
  • Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation
  • Graham & Sara Farrar
  • Robert & Christine Emmons
  • Fardad Rahimian
  • Lance Anderson
  • Julie Shamblin
  • Barbara & Roy Harthorn
  • Ganer Stewart
  • Joe deBruynKops
  • Mimi deGruy
  • Tisha Ford
  • Richard Coleman
  • Dr. Jeffrey & Dr. Monica Fried
  • Rosemary Fatano
  • Thomas & Nancy Crawford
  • Martha Clyde
  • Renee Hamaty

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