Military Ball

Veterans, active duty military members, and guests enjoyed a memorable night when we honored Women in Service, and enjoyed live music, dancing, and dinner. The 23rd Annual Military Ball was held on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Military Ball is a formal evening where veterans, active duty military members, and other community members can mingle over a cocktail hour, gourmet three-course dinner, and dancing. Guests will also have a chance to bid on extraordinary historic artifacts among other items in a silent auction before the program begins.

Your 2019 Military Ball can be downloaded for free courtesy of
Scott Gibson Photography and VeroFoto, Veronica Puleo

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Scott Gibson, talented photographer and friend of the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation. His professionalism, dedication and wonderful humor made him a trusted partner at the Military Ball for the past several years.

Note: Information about 24th Annual Military Ball will be posted soon.
Please visit again for more details. Call (805) 259-4394 or e-mail [email protected] to be added to the mailing list. 

The 2018 Military Ball

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Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

Command Level
Birnam Wood Veterans Scholarship Committee
Deborah Hearst
Peter Hilf 
Wood Claeyssens Foundation
Corps Level
Smith Family Foundation 
John Woodard 
Division Level
Linda and Fred Gluck
John Ilgen
Santa Barbara Foundation
Dundie and Henry Schulte on 
behalf of the Santa Barbara 
Veterans Foundation
Rudy Schulte Foundation 
Sharol and Wayne Siemens
Marlene and Bob Veloz 
Brigader Level
American Riviera Bank 
Betsy Klinger
Union Bank 
Jack Armstrong 
Diane Arnold
Dave and Barbara Bianchi
Steven K. Buster
Judith Cardinal 
Karen Cratty
Richard Dahlke
Ed Foster 
Anthony Franco
Arthur Petersen and Martha Graf
LeeAnn Johnson
Frank McGinity
Military Order of the Purple Hearts
Montecito Bank & Trust 
Arthur and Gloria Petersen
Dawn Rademacher
Albert Ramirez
Ken Richardson
Harry and Carmen Rouse 
Richard and Pat St. Clair 
Al and Patricia Sanchez
Veterans of Foreign Wars 
John Warkentin 
Scott Wenz
Lee Wise 
With Special Thanks
The Barbakows
Frank Caufield
Margaret Jo Dawes
In Memory of Della Jean Elden
Carol Gerrity and Paul Campbell
Holly Sawyer 
Community Partners 
Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners & Launderers
Art Deco Entertainment 
AV Masters
Autohaus Salzburg
Baron Spafford Photography 
BlueStar Parking
Boone Graphics
Chase Bar & Grill
Phil Conran
Cynthia Burt Creative
Trevor L. Denny, D.D.S.
Eco Friendly Cleaners
Ella & Louie Floral Studio
The Flag Factory/Main Street 
 Banner USA 
Flightline Restaurant
Guarantee Mortgage
Hilton Santa Barbara 
 Beachfront Resort
Home Improvement Center
Laplace Wine Bar & Shop
The Laurel Company
Mercer Advisors
Pamela Galvin Events 
Patriot Parachute Team
Steve Penner
PSAV – Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
Jennie Reinish, Riviera Productions
Sandpiper Golf Club
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation
Scott Gibson Photography 
SurfMedia Communications
Lawrence W. Westbury, D.D.S.
The Liquor & Wine Grotto
We also wish to thank
Bill Begert
Bill Boetticher
Bill Brown
Phil Conran
Michael Cook
Joe Danely
Michelle Dobler
David Gonzales
Chaplain Jerry Gray
Suzanne Jackson
Dennis Peterson
Robin Rand
Jose Ramirez
Patricia Rumpza
Media Sponsors
Montecito Journal 
Rincon Broadcasting
Santa Barbara News-Press 
VOICE Magazine

Sponsorships for 2020 are available. Contact [email protected]


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See you Saturday, November 4, 2017 for the 21st Annual Military Ball. If you would like to be added to the email list, please contact [email protected].

20th Annual Military Ball

November 5, 2016 • 5:00 p.m.
The Fess Parker, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103

2016 Military Ball Guests can view their photos here:

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