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Fri, April 12 5:00 PM PT
to Sat, April 13 9:30 PM PT

Thousand Hills Ranch
550 Thousand Hills Rd
Pismo Beach, CA 93401
$15,025 raised of $10,000 goal
150% Complete


Thank you for supporting me as a Star Dancer for Lumina Nights: Dancing With Our Stars, a fundraising event benefiting Lumina Alliance, on April 12th-13th! I am raising money for Lumina Alliance to support their essential services, like the 24-hour Crisis & Information Line, which is near and dear to my heart. Every donation, big or small, makes a difference in the lives of survivors, their family members, and our community at large. 


As you may know, Lumina Alliance provides an array of vital services for victims of sexual and intimate partner violence in SLO County. I am committed to helping survivors find hope, healing, and empowerment. Please join me by donating today!


I also hope to see you at the event! If you’d like to see me bust a move on the dance floor, please purchase a ticket to either Friday or Saturday night and be prepared to cheer for yours truly. Thank you for your support of Lumina Alliance and of me! Your kindness, encouragement, and donations will go a long way in uplifting me during this new experience.


About the Star:


Jeff attended Cal Poly to study Dairy Science and dreamed of returning to New England to farm. He fell in love with SLO and stayed here, eventually getting involved in telecommunications in 1983, just as AT&T was being broken up. He was the first employee and eventually President of Call America. Later he started another company called Call America and later Blue Rooster Telecom. They joined forces with Norcast and then with Digital West.  Digital West joined forces with Astound Broadband, and Jeff is excited to work with the team building broadband for homes and businesses throughout the Central Coast. Jeff never did become a dairy farmer, but he does raise beef cattle on a small cow-calf operation on our ranch near Los Osos that he operates with his family. They live "off the grid" with 40+ cows as well as horses, cats, and dogs. He’s a bit of a character and loves and appreciates their wonderful customers and dedicated co-workers at Digital West.


Jeff has supported Lumina Alliance with low-cost telecommunications services for decades and is dedicated to serving those in need in the community. His life work being telecommunications, Jeff is dancing to support the 24-hour Crisis & Information line which has been available to SLO County residents since the mid-1970s.


Event Details:

The spectacular Lumina Nights featuring Dancing with Our Stars will be an evening filled with music, wine, dining, and dancing at the beautiful Thousand Hills Ranch in Pismo Beach. Join us for this memorable event featuring "Dancing With Our Stars" and celebrate our Star Dancers making an impact in the movement to end gender-based violence. Patrons will enjoy a gourmet dinner, premium wine and beer, and exciting performances. 


Where: Thousand Hills Ranch

When: April 12 & 13, 2023

Dress: Formal or Cocktail attire


Interested in sponsoring this event? Learn about our sponsorship levels and contact our volunteer Sponsorship Chair, Lisa Mackenzie, at lmackenzie@luminaalliance.org to discuss which level would best fit your business. 





As of July 1, 2021, San Luis Obispo County’s two most trusted organizations dedicated to ending sexual assault and intimate partner violence merged into one larger organization, Lumina Alliance. 

Our mission is to empower those impacted by sexual and intimate partner violence through innovative advocacy, healing, and prevention programs. Services include 24/7 crisis and information line, case management, restraining order assistance, legal assistance, accompaniment and advocacy, emergency shelters, transitional housing, individual and group therapy, and robust prevention education. You can contribute to our mission and have a great time by supporting our events as an attendee, sponsor, or volunteer.


Free Volunteer (Auction Only)


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Team Organizer
Jeff Buckingham