2016 Inspiring Dreams Gala

Our 2016 Inspiring Dreams Gala was held at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa on October 8, 2016 to raise awareness of the impact of domestic abuse. About 215 guests filled the Grand Pacific Ballroom to help raise more than $130,000.00.

The gala spotlighted the challenges children face living in an abusive home.  Specific dreams were funded for children who have left their homes with their abused parent to find safety.   Some of the children are living in shelters or low income apartments.   The dreams funded include trips to Disneyland, bungee jumping, soccer and gymnastic lessons, and an iPad, to name a few. 

Deputy District Attorney, Tracy M. Prior, was honored with the 2016 Kathy’s Legacy Inspiring Dreams Award for her lifetime commitment of assisting victims of domestic violence.  The gala also featured a panel of speakers, music and dancing by the Fabulous Ultratones, and a silent and live auction. Some of the items included a surfboard personally designed by Rob Machado, an all-inclusive vacation to the Fairmont Orchid in Hawaii, and a custom made diamond necklace.   

Kathy’s Legacy Foundation is grateful for everyone who attended the gala, donated to the cause, and helped make a difference in the lives of domestic violence victims and their children.