2024 CAUSE Action Leadership Awards Reception

 Registration is closed for this event
RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! Our Leadership Awards Reception is key to raising the annual funds CAUSE Action needs to continue our work strengthening the grassroots power of immigrants, young people, and working-class communities throughout the Central Coast.


2024 Leadership Awards Reception

Sunday, April 21st
2:00 - 4:30 pm

Cabrillo Pavilion
1118 E. Cabrillo St.
Santa Barbara


Individual Ticket - $64
Pay-what-you-can tickets available - no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Early Event Sponsorships

All Early-Event Sponsorships are listed in our printed event program and post-event social media post and mass email.

  • Monthly Movement Builder Sponsor - $25 / month
    An Individual Ticket is included when you sign up to be a monthly donor to CAUSE Action at $25/month or more.
    It's one of the best ways to support our work!

    Already a Monthly Movement Builder? Contact us - Ticket included if you increase your giving by any amount!
  • Individual Event Sponsor - $100
    Includes one ticket.
  • Supporter Sponsor - $200
    Includes two tickets.
  • Volunteer Sponsor - $500
    Includes four tickets.
  • Precinct Leader Sponsor - $1,000
    Includes six tickets.
  • Neighborhood Leader Sponsor - $2,500
    Includes eight tickets.
  • Community Leader Sponsor - $5,000
    Includes ten tickets.

Organizational Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn more about how your Union, Nonprofit Organization, or Company can join our growing community of supporters.

The Important Work You're Supporting

The Annual Leadership Awards Reception is CAUSE Action Fund's biggest fundraising event of the year! You help us raise our annual operating funds through ticket sales, pre-event sponsorships from individuals and households, elected officials and unions, companies and organizations as well as through a silent auction and donations made at the event. Because we are a political organization, we rely on individual contributions to support our electoral and political work. Every bit truly helps! 

CAUSE Action Fund is a grassroots nonprofit community group that empowers working families, immigrant communities, and young people in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties to vote and elect candidates that represent us. We are a people-powered organization that believes our elected representatives should stand for quality schools, immigrant rights, workers’ rights, affordable housing, public transportation, clean air and water, and affordable healthcare.

We do this important work throughout the year, long before and long after electoral campaigns come and go. CAUSE Action continues to elect candidates and hold decision makers accountable to our values. We stay rooted in the insight of our grassroots leaders as we fight for economic, environmental and social justice in our region. CAUSE Action is the partner organization to CAUSE. Because CAUSE Action is a 501(c)4 nonprofit, donations are not tax deductible.

Thank you to our Growing List of Early Event Sponsors!

Fund for Santa Barbara
Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund
Santa Barbara Teachers Association (SBTA)
Santa Maria Elementary Education Association PAC
SEIU Local 2015
Shute, Mihaley, & Weinberger, LLP (SMW)
United Domestic Workers (UDW) / AFSCME Local 3930
Sierra Club - Santa Barbara-Ventura Chapter
California Federation of Teachers (CFT)

David Pellow
John Grant
Jeremy & Alicia Meyer
Lee Heller
Oxnard Councilmember Arthur "AJ" Valenzuela, Jr.
Goleta Councilmember James Kyriaco and Angie Swanson-Kyriaco
Minu Sebastian


Event & Program

Food & Drinks, Music & Mingling, Silent Auction

Brief Program Highlighting our Work & Honoring our Awardees

Our Santa Barbara Reception will honor our 2024 Dolores Huerta Grassroot Leader Awardees and our Corazón Award Recipient: Santa Barbara City Councilmember Oscar Gutierrez. We’ll bring together a vibrant cross section of the progressive community–supporters, like you, that are at the heart of our work to build electoral power from the grassroots up!

Check out our 2023 Reception Photo Album and Event Coverage in the Santa Barbara Independent

Congratulations, to our 2024 Corazón Award Recipient:
Santa Barbara City Councilmember Oscar Gutierrez!

Each year, we honor and celebrate bold and effective local leaders like Oscar Gutierrez who remain dedicated to the difficult work of progressive political movement building! 

We know that – as a fellow supporter of local grassroots-led electoral work – you’ll be uplifted hearing more about the inspiring path Oscar and other progressive community leaders continue to forge forth in support of our work!


Cabrillo Pavilion in Santa Barbara

We'll return to the newly-renovated oceanside Cabrillo Pavilion.
City Parking is available next door.


Contact us for any questions or access requests. Spanish language interpretation will be available. ASL interpretation available upon request.


For donations and sponsorship pledges, access requests, questions, comments, and to learn more, please contact:
Stanley Tzankov  |  Stanley@causenow.org / Cell: (530) 219-1348  |

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Thank you so much for being an important part of our growing movement for economic, environmental, and social justice!
April 21st, 2024 from  2:00 PM to  4:30 PM
1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 03101
United States
Individual Ticket $64.00
Monthly Movement Builder Sponsor $25/month $25.00
Monthly Movement Building Sponsor $35/month $35.00
Individual Event Sponsor $100.00
Supporter Sponsor $200.00
Volunteer Sponsor $500.00
Precinct Leader Sponsor $1,000.00
Neighborhood Leader Sponsor $2,500.00
Community Leader Sponsor $5,000.00
Corazón Sponsor $10,000.00
Event Details
Event Contact Person Stanley Tzankov