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

  • Paul & Tiffany Dore
  • Peggy & Bill Callahan
  • Fardad Rahimian
  • Donald & Diane Jackson
  • Billy & Lin Goodnick
  • Joe & Barbara Godley
  • George & Deanna Gregg
  • Tarola Properties
  • Marilyn Magid
  • Robert Feldman
  • Ani Casillas
  • John & Carrie Givens
  • Francesca Cava
  • Dr. & Mrs. John A. Clark
  • B & B Foundation
  • Hoyt Tarola
  • Nora McNeely Hurley & Michael Hurley
  • Robert Coronado
  • Suzanne & Edward Eubanks
  • Charles Perez
  • Marianne & Jim Henry
  • Anne Doubilet
  • Robert & Christine Emmons
  • Anonymous
  • Clarinda Conger
  • Janet Graham
  • Andrew & Konnie Gault
  • Elizabeth B. (Betsy) Denison
  • Dennis & Suzanne Shanelec
  • David, Jeannie & Roxy Clark
  • William & Wendy Drewry III
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea
  • Richard Coleman
  • Big Speak, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Graham
  • Thomas Dabney
  • Sallie & Curt Coughlin
  • Ann Crawford
  • Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation
  • Joyce & Fritz Patterson
  • Lauri & Michael Hamer
  • Charlene Harris
  • Julie Shamblin
  • Morgan Coffey
  • Lance Anderson
  • Craig Rice
  • Michael Tish
  • Connie & Dennis Doheny
  • Harry & Sharon Felder
  • Jim Garcia & Erin Graffy
  • Ganer Stewart
  • Eric & Francine Kirsch
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall
  • Marie Morrisroe
  • Hui Koon Khor
  • Roy E. Crummer Foundation
  • Nancy Acosta
  • Bob Cunningham
  • Danica Damiani
  • Patagonia.com
  • Charles Vinick & Susan Venable
  • Sarah Kass
  • Lee Heller
  • David & Monica Fishman
  • Kathryn Courain
  • Deb Monroe
  • The Manitou Fund
  • Boston Mochi
  • Susan and Carol Robertson
  • Christine Ryerson
  • Georgia Funsten
  • Barbara Dukas
  • Wendy Foster
  • Neil Elliot
  • Jody Thomas
  • Chip & Kelley Bell
  • Melissa & Michael Costello
  • Jack Finnegan
  • Dan & Rae Emmett
  • Rich & Krista Coffin
  • Theresa Yandell
  • Susan Anderson
  • Pat & Maire Radis
  • Dr. Jeffrey & Dr. Monica Fried
  • Richard & Lois Gunther
  • Scott Waters
  • Martha Clyde
  • Ronald J. & Carole A. Fox
  • Mimi deGruy
  • Julia Louis Dreyfus & Brad Hall
  • Barbara & Roy Harthorn
  • Hiroko Benko
  • Nancy Roberts
  • Randy Freedman & Jennifer Freed
  • Devon Geiger Nielsen
  • Andrew & Adrianne Davis
  • Mark Schildhauer & Joyce Gauvain
  • Jeffery & Monica Fried
  • Renee Hamaty
  • Frances Lufkin

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