CALM at Heart event raises record $370,000 to help children and families at risk |

CALM’s signature fall event – CALM at Heart – raised approximately $370,000 for vulnerable children and families experiencing trauma in Santa Barbara County.

Guests gathered at Susan and Robert Lieff’s Los Sueños estate in Montecito on November 9 for the 10th Annual Luncheon. Emcee for the afternoon event was Geoff Green of Santa Barbara City College Foundation.

Led by event co-chairs Carolyn Fitzgerald, Belle Hahn, Analise Maggio and Caroline Powers, more than 260 supporters gathered to honor CALM’s work and learn about its vision for the future. Alana Walczak, President/CEO of CALM, was joined by three staff therapists for a program highlighting CALM’s work in its mission.

“I am so proud to share with all of you today the transformative, life-changing work CALM therapists do every day with children and families in our county,” said Caroline Powers, president of the board. to the stories of our clients and therapists, but instead to incremental, hard-won changes.

“Our work is about developing the coping skills to manage everyday life, and breaking through generations of trauma cycles.”

CALM strives to create a community where every family is supported and every child thrives. With the help of supporters, CALM provides vital mental health care throughout the community.

All funds from the fall event support CALM’s childhood trauma prevention and treatment programs.

For more information about CALM at Heart or about CALM’s programs and services, call 805-965-2376 or click here.

CALM is grateful for the generous support of the following sponsors:


Belle Hahn


Montecito Bank & Trust
Salin/Woloshyn Family Fund
Rachel Kaganoff Stern and Tessa Kaganoff


Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
Bartlett, Pringle and Wolf, LLP
House Dorinda
Roberta and Matt Collier
Jennifer and Max Drucker
Jill and Sam Ellis
Carolyn and Andrew Fitzgerald
GA Fowler Family Foundation
Marsha Kotlyar Estate Group
Cindy and Steve Lyons
Analyze Maggio
Mission Wealth
True Capital and W management
The Zegar Family Foundation


Arlington Financial Advisors
City National Bank
HUB International
Hutton Parker Foundation
Carrie Towbes and John Lewis
Caroline and Dave Powers
SBC Foundation
Village properties


Anchor point IT solutions
Heather and Alex Craigie
California Learning Center, Wendi Ostroff
Cottage health
Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray
Susan and Gary Gulbrasen
Chana and Jim Jackson
Andreana and Marc Jones
Anna and Petar Kokotovic
Lois Moore
MUFG Union Bank
Mutual of America
Trust North
NS Ceramics, Inc.
Riviera Ridge School
Jo and Ken Saxon
Jill Nida and Gary Simpson
Danna and Zohar Ziv

Wine sponsor

Margarum Wine Company

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