Honoring the men and women of Fire, Police, Sheriff and CHP

On the 25th February, One805 treated First Responders and guests to an exciting day of live musical performances, family activities, and exhibits by local response agencies. The majority of tickets were donated to First Responders and their families. 

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The Story Behind the Event

Evacuated from the Thomas Fire, three Montecito friends -- Eric Phillips, Pat Smith, and Sheila Herman – met up in Los Angeles where they anxiously awaited news and the fate of their homes. Marveling at the heroism of the first responders, they all agreed: when the fire was finally contained, the men and women of the fire, police, sheriff and CHP would need to be properly thanked. Their friends, Patrick and Ursula Nesbitt, agreed to host an event at their estate and the idea soon took off. The first committee meeting was held Christmas Eve and in just over a week nearly $250,000 had been raised.

After the flood, this dedicated team decided to rebrand their effort as “One805” to reflect a desire to unify and heal as a community and in order to honor both our First Responders and the Thomas Flood victims.

One805 is the organizing team of “Kick Ash Bash”, a first of its kind event to bring together Fire, Police, Sheriff, and CHP - under one banner and the only event to honor both our First Responders and the Thomas Flood victims. The event will take place on Sunday February 25, 2018 from 12 – 6pm with an expected 2,500+ people in attendance. Sited at the spectacular Nesbitt Bella Vista Estate in Summerland, the event will be part music festival, part family fair, and 100% about bringing our community together in the aftermath of tragedy. With live music, food, drink, and entertainment for the kids, the event has been completely underwritten by the immediate and extraordinary generosity of individuals and local foundations.

Who Benefits?  All funds raised will be routed through the Santa Barbara Firefighters Alliance. From there a beneficiary committee comprised of first responders from County Fire, City Fire, City Police, CHP and Sheriff Departments will determine the allocation of funds and equipment purchases. Direct Relief International CEO, Thomas Tighe, will serve on the committee to determine funds for survivor relief. 

“It’s really a collaborative process for those of us serving on One805’s beneficiary community. Essentially, we all take off our badges and say ‘Ok, what does our community need most.’”- Santa Barbara City Fire Chief, Pat McElroy. 

Already, One805 has raised more than $1 million and has contributed to two urgently-needed mobile command centers and professional counseling services for first responders emotionally affected by the disaster. There is a lot of need right now in this community. One805 is a great option for those who want their contributions to have wide-reaching and lasting impact. We are letting those who serve on the front lines determine the best use of funds raised.   

Who manages the funds raised? Senior representatives from Santa Barbara’s Police, Fire, and Sheriff are all on the committee. All funds are being directed to the Santa Barbara Firefighters Alliance -- a 501(c)3 – which will distribute them to all first responder organizations. 

PRESENTING SPONSOR

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Provided funding for two Mobile Command Centers for Santa Barbara Police and Fire departments

$25,000 SPONSORS

Alan Parsons

Bella Vista Events

Bill and Kristin Loomis

Douglas Family Foundation

So Cal Gas

$5,000 SPONSORS

Arlene Montesano

Arnold & Jill Bellowe

Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP 

Blaze PR 

Britt & Robert Meyer

Cent Anni Vineyards

Centaurus Financial - Ron King

Chris & Mireille Mills

Diane Meyer Simon 

Dean Pitchford

Denise Decker & Peter Sadowski

Dr. Marc & Pauline Lowe

Elizabeth and Kenny Slaught

George & Shari Isaac

Gramercy Park Foundaton

Laurel Barrick

Lisa& David Vanacore

Lynn & Bob Nokasone

Paul Cashman

Playa Pilates/Kristin Wahl

QAD

RD Olson Development

Renee & Bob Schnel 

Robert Greene

Robert Webb

Sonia & Jim McGinley

Teran Davis

The Blair Family

The Jamner Family Foundation

Tim & Marcia Tremblay

Tina & Bob Gale

Unique Maintenance Inc.

Village Properties

$2,500 SPONSORS

Anne Greene

Bunnin Cheverolet

Christian and Kendra Younger 

Courtyard by Marriott, Santa Barbara, Goleta

John Fink and Kerin Friden

Leslie Sinclair von Wiesenberger

Lorenzen Partners

Marianne Edgecomb

Marisa Koke

Michael and Vivienne Ninness

Monica Babich

On Q Financial

Residence Inn by Marriott, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Sandra Taylor

Terry Ryken

Tom & Peggy Shaffer

TSG Upholstery

Union Bank

$2,000 SPONSORS

Debra and Stewart Fuss

Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell

Soren & Kimberly Keiler

Suzanne & Perry Perkins

$1,500 SPONSORS 

Barbara White

Dora Drake

Heal the Ocean (Hillary Hauser)

$1,000 SPONSORS

Eric Spivey

John Jackowski

John Paul Beltran

Louise Casey

Patricia Tikkala 1/11

Phyliss and Marvin Seidman

Scott Francis

Sintija & Harry Felder

Steve Vai 

Sugar Ray Leonard

$500 SPONSORS

Aaron Budgor

Bruce and Barbara Scollin 

Dudek

Henry Glasheen 

Jack Suzar

Kathy Odell

Mary Elizabeth Weiss 

Nancy Paley

Rob & Pru Sternin 

Sybil Rosen 

MAIN STAGE SPONSOR $50,000

Anonymous

Nora McNeely Hurley and  Michael Hurley, Manitou Foundation

Simms/Mann Family Foundation

$15,000 SPONSORS

SB Autogroup 

Zegar Foundation 

$12,500 SPONSORS

Brian Hodges - WWW

Whittier Trust - Marcia Constance

$10,000 SPONSORS

805 Living

AIG Private Client Group

Alixe Mattingly

Ammerman Family

Andrea & Richard Hutton, Carol & Alan Brumberger

Anne Towbes

Ashton & Hope Construction  

Brittingham Family Foundation

Billy Toner

Bonnie & Craig McGinnis

Bower Foundation

Brown & Brown/Pure Insurance 

Bui & Herb Simon

David H. Anderson

Deanna & Gene Dongieux

Diana Macfarlane Sadler

Douglas Elliman

Eric and Nina Phillips

Fred Burrows

George Ben Page Foundation 

Hank & Michelle Hurst

Holly Murphy

Hutton Parker Foundation

Impact Hub SB & Cowork Radio

Jimmy Nigro & Rachel Schelenz  

John Temple

JP Morgan Chase & Co. 

Julianna Friedman

Leslie Bhutani

Linked Foundation

Luci and Richard Janssen

Lynda & Bruce Heavin 

Marjorie Layden

Mark Scher

Martin Gore 

Melinda Goodman Kemp

Metamorphosis/Leesa Wilson-Goldmuntz

Michael & Misty Hammer

Montecito Bank & Trust

Montecito Journal

Moxi

Pajadoro Foundation

Palmer Jackson Foundation

Patrick Smith and Jennifer Burrows

Rabobank

Reicker, Pfau, Pyle & McRoy LLP

Robert Schnell

Ron Blitzer

Ron Schnur

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

SB Foundation

SB Police Foundation

Scott Wood

Sheila Herman & Dr. Richard Sibthorpe

Silvia Schnur

Snider Foundation

Sonos

Soogie and Don Kang

Susan Caffrey

 Suzanne & Gilbert Matthews

The Independent 

The Rudi Schulte Family Foundation

The Van Donge Family

The Wood-Claeyssens Foundation

Tiffany Dore

Tracy & Michael Bollag

UBS Financial Services

Usrula & Patrick Nesbitt

Zegar Foundation

$7,500 SPONSORS

Brownstein Hyatt Faber Schreck

American Riviera Bank

Anne & Alan Sides

 

EVENT COMMITTEE

CO-CHAIRS

Eric Phillips & Patrick Nesbitt

  FIRST RESPONDER COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Sheriff Bill Brown
Chief Pat McElroy
Chief Chip Hickman
Officer Greg Hons
Lt. Kevin Huddle
Chief Lori Luhnow
Captain Tony Pighetti
Captain Cindy Pontes

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Paul Cashman
Kirsten Cavendish
Officer Greg Hons
Pat Nesbitt
Tom Parker
Eric Phillips
Pat Smith
Diana Starr Langley
Richard Weston-Smith
Leanne R Wood

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Diana Starr Langley, Budget & Finance and
Food & Beverage
Tom Parker, Personal & Corporate Giving
Kirsten Cavendish, Entertainment Committee and
Video & Photography
Richard Weston Smith, Marketing & PR
Mike McGrew, Venue & Operations and Volunteers
Officer Greg Hons, Philanthropy/Beneficiaries and
Venue & Operations
Captain Tony Pighetti, Philanthropy/Beneficiaries
Karla Blackwell, Kids Festival
Ali Ahlstrand, Guest/Talent accomodations
Warner Anderson, Parking
Holly Murphey, Raffle

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mary Bahnken     
Tracy Bollag   
Debbie Borden
Sarah-Bimah Burke  
James Darnborough   
Lisa Douglas   
Mike Eliason
Hayley Fedders      
Joanne Funari
Casey Geeb  
Caroline Harrah   
Sheila Herman     
Andria Kahmann     
Elliot Lowndes
Erinn Lynch
Diana MacFarlane  
Ian Mather   
Alixe Mattingly      
Arlene Montesano      
Ursula Nesbitt      
Jimmy Nigro
Colette Nottage Crafton     
Robyn Parker
Alan & Lisa Parsons  
Lee Phillips   
Marla McNally Phillips   
Nina Phillips
Hannah Raphael   
Catherine Remak
Tom Rollerson
Regina Ruiz  
Lisa Sands  
Denise Sanford
Anne and Alan Sides   
Roxie Solakian  
John and Olesya Thyne
Mick Treadwell   
Arabella Weston-Smith