Fundraising Events

Proceeds raised through Art of Dessert benefit the Center’s Education and Community Engagement programs throughout the year, including new online tools and educational experiences for students, teachers, and parents, free and discounted tickets for low-income and at-risk students to educational matinees, musical instruments loaned free of charge to those who can’t afford to buy or rent them, arts-integrated classroom instruction by LBC teaching artists, and professional development courses for teachers.  Since its inception in 2003, Art of Dessert has generated more than $4.5 million and helped to provide the enrichment of the arts to over 480,000 children.

We appreciate the generous donors and bidders who made our first (and hopefully only) online gala a huge success. We look forward to celebrating the work of LBC in our community with you next year. Please mark your calendar for April 10, 2021 and watch your email and this site for details as we get closer.

Additional support provided by:

Sample photos of the cakes from The Art of Dessert, 2019.


For more information contact Janet Rogers in the Development Office at 707.800.7522.

Over the last seventeen years of The Art of Dessert, we have had the opportunity to recognize individuals, foundations, and corporations as Arts Benefactor of the Year.  We gratefully remember and honor Susan and Lawrence Amaturo, Gayle and Arnie Carston, The Ernest L. and Ruth W. Finley Foundation, Tom Freeman, The Klein Family and Rodney Strong Vineyards, Lytton Rancheria and the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians, Marcia and Gary Nelson, Evert Person, Susan and Alan Seidenfeld, Sherry and Pete Swayne, Henry Trione, Wells Fargo Bank, and the Founding Families of the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation.

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