Special Events

There are many exciting opportunities for you to support our mission and join the philanthropic community.

VNA Health was founded more than a century ago by a group of public-spirited and far-sighted women led by an exceptional nurse, Marian Watts. Our community has been fortunate to have remarkable women and compassionate caregivers who have shaped the legacy of our community’s character, health, and ability to live well. In honor of our amazing mothers and caregivers, we gather each year on the Friday before Mother’s Day for our distinguished and beloved Mother’s Day Luncheon » to celebrate two mothers – one living and one in memory – and to share our gratitude for their lives and contributions to our community.

This year, on FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024, we celebrate Honored Mother LESLIE PERSON RYAN and Remembered Mother LADY LESLIE RIDLEY-TREE at our 23nd Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon. Click through to watch the replay and celebrate these women with music, dance, and love »!

Each year, the Santa Barbara Yacht Club (SBYC) comes together to race and raise funds to support VNA Health’s mission of caring with compassion and integrity. This year, SBYC will host its 20th Annual Charity Regatta on Saturday, September 7, 2024. If compassion and care were the only currency needed to sustain VNA Health’s services, we would provide them in abundance. However, as a nonprofit we rely on our community’s support to continue delivering exceptional care for our families, friends, and neighbors, who depend on these services to live well at every stage of life. By supporting the Charity Regatta you are making the gift of subsidized and charitable services and programs to our community. Click through for the results of last year’s Charity Regatta ».

Every year, VNA Health hosts our annual Angels Among Us remembrance services in December. Angels Among Us is a special offering over the holidays to honor and remember those who live in our memories. During the Holidays, the need for bereavement support is greatest, as memories and traditions can bring up grief and loss. Please join us at one of our services in Santa Barbara or in Solvang (2024 dates TBA). Click through to watch previous Angels Among Us services and Candlelight Tributes ».