2021 Mad Hatter Fundraiser

We are grateful for the support of businesses, organizations, and many individuals in the community for the outpouring of support of the Auxiliary’s 2021 Mad Hatter Fundraiser. Thanks to you, our dedicated Auxiliary, and a $100K matching gift, the Mad Hatter Fundraiser raised over $240,000 allowing us to continue our mission of addressing the needs of Santa Barbara’s homeless children and their families. THANK YOU!

About the 2021 Mad Hatter

The Mad Hatter Luncheon will not take place in person this year due to the pandemic. We are so disappointed we won’t be able to join together with friends like you. But this year, we are still going to give you the chance to help Transition House with a virtual auction, a raffle and the opportunity to double your contribution!

Children in poverty are suffering more than ever. Transition House remains open to help children go to school while their parents get back on their feet and back into housing. We are providing a distance learning program for children, so they won’t fall behind their housed classmates. Our licensed infant care center is also open and providing care while parents go to work, earning money to return to housing. Your contribution will fund programs like these!

We have a match, so your donation will double!

This year, we have a donor who has agreed to match every dollar we raise, up to $100,000. With your help, we can meet that goal! There are three ways to help.

  • First, make a donation by CLICKING HERE!
  • Second, visit our ONLINE SILENT AUCTION from April 1st to April 15, 2021, where you will have the chance to purchase over 60 lovely items!
  • Third, participate on our OPPORTUNITY DRAWING for a chance to win one of three exciting prizes!
    • OVERNIGHT AT ROSEWOOD MIRAMAR BEACH One-night stay in a Lanai Guestroom including 3-course meal for two with wine pairings $1,750 value • Expires April 2022 • Courtesy of Rosewood Miramar Beach
    • GIFT CARDS FROM 5 TOP LOCAL MARKETS $200 each gift cards from Bristol Farms, Lazy Acres, Gelson’s, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s $1,000 value • Courtesy of Transition House Auxiliary
    • DINNER FOR 6 IN YOUR HOME, INCLUDING WINE Personal Chef Luna Paige Smith will provide a gourmet dinner for you and your friends in your Santa Barbara County home. Luna will consult on menu choices and also provide you with a copy of her cookbook “Nourished” $750 value • Courtesy of Transition House Auxiliary

Thank you for helping Transition House this year. We will get through this pandemic. And with your help, so will our homeless neighbors.

For questions, please contact Gina Whitefoot at gwhitefoot@transitionhouse.com or (805)966-9668.

2021 Mad Hatter Sponsorship

The Transition House Auxiliary’s Mad Hatter Fundraiser helps raise much-needed funds that support our vital programs and services, increases our exposure to the community, and promotes the valuable work we do to address family homelessness in the greater Santa Barbara area.

100% of sponsorships
will be matched — doubling your impact!

Are you considering becoming a 2021 Mad Hatter Sponsor? This year there is a twist! Every dollar you give to the Mad Hatter will be DOUBLED! That’s right, every $1 you give becomes $2 until we reach $100,000 thanks to the generosity of an anonymous Transition House donor.  With matching funds, you double your impact, helping even more homeless children and their families

Sponsorship Opportunities

For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact Gina Whitefoot, Associate Director, by clicking here or calling (805) 966-9668 x120.

Wonderland – $7,500+ Becomes $15,000 with matching funds

Mad Hatter – $5,000 Becomes $10,000 with matching funds

King of Hearts – $2,500 Becomes $5,000 with matching funds

Queen of Hearts – $1,000 Becomes $2,000 with matching funds

Cheshire Cat – $500 Becomes $1,000 with matching funds


$5,000 – Mad Hatter
Becky & Pete Adams
Jim Buckley & Patty Kelley
Lynda Fairly Kathy & Garth Nobis
S&S Seeds
Missy & Chuck Sheldon
James & Beverly Zaleski

$2,500 – King of Hearts
William and Kathy Borgers
Thomas and Charmaine Rogers
Maryan Schall
The Towbes Group

$1,000Queen of Hearts
Deborah Branch Geremia & Frank McGinity
CenCal Health
Donald & Shannon Gordon
Brett and Marisa Grimes
Jane Macedo de Veer & Karel de Veer
Northern Trust
State Farm Companies Foundation
Diane and Ron White
Anna and Don Ylvisaker

$500 – Cheshire Cat
Dan & Carolyn Creasey
Jean Keely
Pita Khorsandi
Penny Mathison
Mary O’Neill