Please join us for the

hillside 18th Annual Sunset Soirée

Rooted in Strength, Growing in Opportunities  

All to benefit the 59 individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  

We are happy to be returning to Rockwood Santa Barbara Woman’s Club – the historic Spanish-Colonial landmark secluded among the giant oaks and lush greenery of Mission Canyon – for an exceptional three-course dinner paired with premium fine wines.

Please invite your family and friends to be part of this wonderful evening to support Hillside and the residents.

For special early bird ticket and table pricing and sponsorship opportunities, RSVP by Friday, April 29.

Thank you for your generosity and see you at the Sunset Soirée on Saturday, May 21!

Hillside save the date invite


Saturday, May 21, 2022

4:30-8:00 pm

Keynote Speaker

Grace Fisher

The Grace Fisher Foundation exists to connect children living with disabilities to music, art, dance, and other forms of artistic expression in order to provide an accessible space for community inclusion, education, creation, and self-discovery.

Photo: Grace Fisher Foundation website


A gourmet three-course dinner and wine pairings

Chef Maili Halme is a dynamic force in the catering world. Her passion and energy for fabulous food, combined with her natural sense of how to create a unique event, place her in a sphere apart from traditional event caterers. Hillside is thrilled to have Maili Productions cater this year’s Sunset Soirée!

Photo: Maili Productions


Rockwood Santa Barbara Woman’s Club


Patty & Bob Bryant

The generosity of Patty and Bob Bryant to those in need in Santa Barbara is legendary. Hillside and the residents are grateful for their ongoing support.

Photo: Melissa Walker/Noozhawk


Martin Jimenez

Advancing Abilities Award Recipient

Martin Jimenez, Hillside’s Director of Dietary, has demonstrated his commitment to the residents for 34 years and counting.

Martin Jimenez headshot

Photo: Lure-Digital

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres

The Kim Collins/Debbie Denke Duo

Raffle Ticket Sales

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Dinner with wine pairings present by John Tilson

Live Auction

Remarks by Hillside family member

Paddle Raise in support of Hillside and the Residents

Raffle Prize Drawings

Longtime Hillside supporter and 2018 Person of Purpose award recipient, John Tilson is a renowned local wine expert. He is the founder and managing editor of The Underground Wineletter, a treasured source of information for wine aficionados. Since 2013, he has selected the stellar wines paired with the dinner courses at Hillside’s annual Sunset Soirée. We are grateful John is back again.

Photo: Rochelle Rose/Noozhawk

LIVE Auction Items

Los Olivos Two-Night Getaway Package

Donated by Jan and Bob Kopf

Santa Barbara Fine Dining Package

Donated by various local restaurants

Paintings donated by Pedro de la Cruz and Ruth Ellen Hoag, famed local artists


Hillside Partners, People Creating Success logo
Path Point logo
Hillside Partners, Easy Lift Transportation logo
Assistance League Santa Barbara logo
Alpha Resource Center logo
United Cerebral Palsy logo