Inspiring Dreams

Kathy’s Legacy Foundation (KLF) held its inaugural Inspiring Dreams Gala at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa in early October. Founded in honor of Kathy Scharbarth, the nonprofit funds programs to benefit victims of domestic violence and their children. Nearly 300 people attended the event and danced the night away to live music from The Fabulous Ultratones. Guests also enjoyed live and silent auctions with featured items for bid such as a Cobra Puma Golf Experience and luxurious getaways to Maui and Palm Desert. In addition, Kathy’s teenage daughter presented the Inspiring Dreams Award to long-time domestic violence advocate Casey Gwinn. KLF Co-founder Ginny Scharbarth commented on the event, “We are thrilled and overwhelmed by the support from the community. San Diego County has rallied around our goal of helping people traumatized by abuse and helped us to raise more than $90,000. Our foundation has only been around for a little more than a year but we are committed to being a voice not an echo. This is just the beginning of the support we plan to provide for these families.” KLF’s long-term goal is to build Kathy’s Village and Kennel to provide an all-inclusive safe haven for survivors of domestic violence, their children, and pets. To learn more visit