The Fund for Santa Barbara

Bread and Roses Event

Our 23rd Annual "Bread & Roses" community dinner and auction will take place on Saturday, October 8th
at QAD Headquarters from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.


For tickets, please click here.

For individual sponsorship opportunities please click here.

For more information on corporate sponsorshp opportunities please click here and contact Marcos Vargas:

For information on In-Kind Donations, please click here and contact Stanley Tzankov:




2016's featured restaurants, caterers, wineries & breweries are:

China Pavilion

Del Pueblo Cafe
Donna & Patrick Will
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company
Fire & Ice
Flying Goat Cellars
French Press
Goodland Market & Kitchen

Lucas & Lewellen

Max's Restaurant
Montemar Winery
Nimita's Cuisine


The Secret Ingredient
Telegraph Brewing Company
Via Maestra 42


And a BIG thank you to 2016's business, corporate, nonprofit and union sponsors:






Antioch University Santa Barbara
California Endowment
Classic Party Rentals
Community Health Centers of the Central Coast
Easy Lift Transportation
Fielding Graduate University
Gary Atkins Sound Systems
GreenProject Consultants
Heritage Oaks Bank
James Irvine Foundation
Jenny VanSeters Graphic Design
McCune Foundation
Mission Wealth Management
Mullen & Henzell, LLP
SAGE Publications
Santa Barbara Foundation
SBCC Foundation
SEIU, Local 620
SEIU, Local 721
Silsbury Wealth Advisors
The Towbes Group
United Food & Commercial Workers Local 770
VOICE Magazine
Walden Asset Management


And finally, thank you to our 2016 volunteer leaders!

Event Chair: David Landecker
Event Vice-Chair: Margaret Lazarus
Silent Auction Co-Chairs: Denise Eschardies & Jane Brody
Live Auction Co-Chairs: Lee Heller & Sheila Davidson
Event Logistics Coordinator: Robin Elander
Event Committee: Ignacio Alarcon, JoAnn Bell, Jane Brody, Sheila Davidson, Anna DiStefano, Lee Heller, Jill Johnson, Chelsea Lancaster, Lee Moldaver, Ted Rhodes, Mahil Senathirajah



The idea of “Bread and Roses” is part of a historical tradition that began with the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile workers’ strike of 1912. Since that time, "Bread and Roses" has served as a slogan for many progressive struggles in the United States. For the most part, "Bread" has represented a living wage and "Roses" has referred to workers' desire for dignity and respect.

On January 12, 1912 nearly 25,000 textile workers - mostly immigrant women - left the mills and poured into the streets of Lawrence, Massachusetts. After three months, the strike ended in a victory - with wage increases in mill towns throughout New England. The strike changed the face of both the labor and feminist movements. It was the first major labor action in U.S. history that was led by women, and for the first time there was a conscious effort to unite workers of all nationalities. Every union meeting was translated into 25 different languages.

It is in this spirit of collective action and coalition-building that the Fund for Santa Barbara continues to support grassroots activists and community organizations working for social, economic, environmental and political change.