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2013 Saks & The City

Saks & The City VI, held on Thursday, April 18, 2013 was again an extravaganza of glitz and glamour raising more than $150,000 in support of TBCF's critical programs. The event, held at Saks Fifth Avenue offered up a special night for ladies to get dressed up and enjoy cocktails served by firefighters and delectable hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants. Tarot card readers, mini-makeovers, and massages were also available for further indulgence. To appeal to the gentlemen, a burlesque show, casino tables, tequila tasting, and beer sampling added to the excitement.


Actor Billy Baldwin served as Master of Ceremonies and facilitated a live auction with spectacular items such as an AMAWaterways European Luxury River Cruise, trips from Santa Barbara Travel Bureau, a surf retreat with legendary surfer Shaun Tomson, a dress donated by Katy Perry from her movie "Part of Me" paired with fine jewelry from Daniel Gibbings Jewelry. Other unique items included travel packages to Sun Valley in Idaho, Garza Blanca Resort in Mexico, and an "I Love New York" theater, shopping and culinary getaway.

Thanks to the remarkable partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue, the success of Saks & The City VI can be attributed to our generous donors, local businesses, service providers, volunteers, guests, and the hard work of our dedicated event committee, lead by chair, Donna Barranco Fisher, and vice-chair, Vanessa Decker.


A very special thank you to the following:


Event Committee

Chair: Donna Barranco Fisher
Vice-Chair: Vanessa Decker

Committee Members: Tracy Angel, Carolyn Shepard Baham, Cara Chiarappa, Barbara Seward de L'Arbre, Sean Drager, Katherine Eades, Brittany Glasner, Nikki Greene, Mer James, Mary Knezevic, Jo Landis Shields, Kristi Marks, Cynthia Murphy, Patricia S. Sadeghian, Pam Sanchez, Sylvia Schulte-Molony, Shannyn Tupper, and Jessica Willbanks.


Event Sponsors


Haute Couture Sponsor

Katherine & Daniel Eades


Couture Sponsors

Cox Communications

Dr. Robert Kammer

Nina & Eric Phillips, Phillips Acquisitions


Designer Sponsors

Jim Bechtel, Board Chair of Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation

Shane Mahan, Kitchell Custom Homes

Cynthia & Patrick Murphy, Fireglass

Kyra & Tony Rogers

Rudi Schulte Family Foundation

Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians

SB Philanthropy



Anchor Woodfire Kitchen & Bar

Butler Event Center

Duo Catering & Events
Events by Phillipe

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Pressed Juicery

Los Agaves Restaurant

Marmalade Cafe

Olio E Limone Ristorante

Olio Pizzeria

O'Malley's Bar

Omni Fresco Catering


Rudy's Restaurant and Tequila Bar

The Shop Cafe

Solvang Bakery

Stafford's Famous Chocolates

Valley Sweets

Via Vai Trattoria Pizzeria

World Cuisine Express

Young's Market Company





Joe Newberry Photography

Phillip Van Nostrand Photography

Billy Baldwin and Santa Barbara County Firefighters

Photo Credit: Joe Newberry

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