Dream One World...a nonprofit to heal the world...one by one by one.
Dream One World...a nonprofit to heal the world...one by one by one.


Our first Gala Charity Fundraiser, held  at the Mary Agatha Furth Center was a huge success - just under 200 people attended!  Be sure to watch our slide show below of this wondeful event!

In support of our work, director Mark Morrisette generously offered us the Furth Center's beautiful, large ballroom at a greatly reduced rate, for which we were most appreciative.  He and staff member Danel Cattalini were incredibly supportive and kind throughout the entire process - from creating this event through its completion.


The evening featured:

  • silent and live auctions (with emcee Ed Bednarczyk) of merchandise from contributing authors and businesses as well as art from the artists of the former art for charity site Gallery of Friends 
  • prize drawings throughout the evening from many local, national, and international businesses
  • the music of saxophonist Marshall Cooper (awarded outstanding jazz soloist at the 2004 Reno Jazz Festival)
  • two performances by the talented members of local professional dance company De/Em Dance Collective
  • four songs in four languages by two of the gifted pre-professional classical vocalists of Project Applause
  • local wine and gourmet "tastings." 

(The wines and all vegetarian world food was donated by individuals, caterers, and restaurants from all over Sonoma County - please see donor list below.  Photos by Kris Jost)


There were some very special surprises, like the attendance of Mark Felt ("Deep Throat" from Watergate) and his daughter Joan, who both spoke briefly at the event.


It was an evening filled with warmth, fun, and caring among friends, as we all shared the common bond of helping those in need locally, nationally, and around the world.


Members of Bay Oaks Quilt Guild in Mississippi, who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina, and were living in trailers and learning to drywall to rebuild their homes at the time of this gala. They took the time to make this quilt to earn money to rebuild their local library - and sent it to us for our auction...and it sold!


Please press "PLAY" to start slide show of this event!

List of all donors for event:



  • Sean Nopakunwong, Baan Thai Restaurant - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Jim LeRoy, Beaulieu Vineyard - Rutherford, CA
  • Laura White, Cavaliere's Bakery - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Newar Lahham, East West Cafe and Restaurant - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Gidget Slyker, Gidget's Catering & Espresso - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Mamma Donna, Mamma Donna's Italian Restaurant - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Dean Molsberry, Molsberry Market - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Ali Behzadpour, Northpoint Cafe - Rohnert Park, CA
  • Michael McCoy, Pearson & Co. Catering - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Lynn Galeazzi, Redwood Empire Wine Storage - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Diane Fortier, Wine Donation - Santa Rosa, CA



  • All the members of the Bay Oaks Quilt Guild - Bay Saint Louis, MS
  • Solveig Wells, Bay Oaks Quilt Guild - Bay Saint Louis, MS
  • Jim LeRoy, Beaulieu Vineyard - Rutherford, CA
  • Joanne Martensen, Bon Appetit Gifts - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Jennifer Thomson, Busy Body Fitness - Rohnert Park, CA
  • Laurie Shimizu, Earthworks Jewelry and Gift Store - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Lisa Pisasale, ebay - Marlton, NJ
  • Cathy Belcher and Tiffani Beckman, Feed This, Inc.! - Forestville, CA  www.feedthis.com
  • Bliss Aruj, Gallery of Friends - Miami, FL  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Asandra, Gallery of Friends - Miami, FL  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Tristan Robin Blakeman, Gallery of Friends - New Haven, CT  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Harry Douglas, Gallery of Friends - South River, NJ  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Jeff Epstein, Gallery of Friends - Brooklyn, NY  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • John Gillan, Gallery of Friends - Davie, FL  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Susan Gosselin, Gallery of Friends - Yarmouth, ME  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Gordon Grabe, Gallery of Friends - Santa Rosa, CA  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Anne Hilow, Gallery of Friends - Santa Rosa, CA  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Sachiko Itoi, Gallery of Friends - Kuwana-shi, Japan  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Sara Kahn, Gallery of Friends - San Francisco, CA  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Laura Malone, Gallery of Friends - Santa Rosa, CA  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Joanne Panizzera, Gallery of Friends - Santa Rosa, CA  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Gregory Rhoades, Gallery of Friends - Thousand Oaks, CA  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Dena Suiter, Gallery of Friends - Spokane, WA  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Susiehyer, Gallery of Friends - Evergreen, CO  www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Dominic Yacobucci, Gallery of Friends - Nesquehoning, PA www.galleryoffriends.com
  • Brian Cruver and Brett Andrews, Giveline, Inc. - Austin, TX 
  • John Chism, John Chism Custom Woodworking and Repair, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Danny Aruj, Len Garon Signed Print - Miami, FL
  • Nikki Dodge, Life Coaching with Nikki Dodge - West Hollywood, CA
  • Marietta Johnson, Marietta's Quilts - Pascagoula, MS
  • Mary Davis, Mary Davis Jewelry - Cotati, CA
  • Marc Durand, Naturalight, Inc. - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Verne Ayres, Northwood Golf Club - Monte Rio, CA
  • Peggy Jo Sayre, Sayre Farms - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Ellen Friedman, The Hot Tub Store, HotSpring Spas - Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Elk Grove, Roseville, and Vacaville, CA    www.hottubstore.com
  • Gayle Moore, Village Frame & Gallery - Santa Rosa, CA 
  • Kanti Pike, Warm Stone Therapeutic Massage - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Diane Fortier, Wine Donation - Santa Rosa, CA 
  • Leann Mannie and Bob Wismer, Wine Donation - Santa Rosa, CA



  • Mark Felt, A G-Man's Life - Santa Rosa, CA 
  • Brian Cruver, Anatomy of Greed - Austin, TX
  • John Gillan, Places in Time - Miami, FL
  • Reona Visser & Children of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Story of a Storm - Long Beach, MS
  • DREAM ONE WORLD also auctioned a signed copy of Deborah Santana's book Space Between the Stars, donated by Kathy Chism.



  • Live Auctioneer - Voiceover Artist Ed Bednarczyk - Camano Island, WA
  • Jazz saxophonist Marshall Cooper - Santa Rosa, CA



  • Ellen and Surendra Rai, Clone Digital Print & Copy - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Lisa Pisasale, ebay - Marlton, NJ
  • Terra Talamonte, Office Depot - Windsor, CA
  • Steve Hay, Party Time - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Jennifer McClure, Promotional Media, Inc. - Orange, CA
  • Special thanks to Janet Graff and Corie Cheeseman for all their help in assembling the decorations with Kathy Chism.



  • Sound, lighting, DVD/CD creation Bob O'Connor - Santa Rosa, CA
  • DVD creation, Emily and John Chism - Santa Rosa, CA
  • DVD, postcard, and logo creation, Claudio Silva - Miami, FL
  • DVD creation, Steven Sramek and Friends - Pass Christian, MS
  • DVD creation, Bahama Babies - Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas - sent by Virge Cafferata
  • Videography, John Chism - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Digital Photography, Suzi Cruver - Houston, TX
  • Digital Photography, Kris Jost - Santa Rosa, CA
  • Various CD Music Selections, Janet Graff - Clinton, MT
  • Catering Supplies, Joe W. at Myer's Restaurant Supply, Inc. - Santa Rosa, CA


We deeply thank everyone who donated to, worked,  and attended this event for making it the success that it was.  We are so grateful for each and every one of you. 



"The welfare of each is bound up in the welfare of all."    

 - Helen Keller