Building Community from the Inside Out

High Tea 

High Tea is a yearly celebration of women who have positively impacted the community of Bakersfield. The Bakersfield Country Club graciously provides accomodations for this wonderful event. If you would like to support us, click the button below!

2019 Sponsors Overview

Thank you to our generous sponsors for changing lives! Click the header to expand the section.

Buckaroo Sponsors

Adventist Health Bakersfield
Barbara Grimm-Marshall
The Wonderful Company

Red River Sponsors
California Water Service Co.
Joan Dezember
Marjorie Nixon
Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling Co.
Sooner Sponsors
California Resources Corporation
California State University Bakersfield
Centric Health
Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center
Richard and Lorraine Davies
Dignity Health
Empire Eye & Laser Center
Sal and Cynthia Giumarra
Kirschenman Enterprises
Twilla Klassen
Don C. & Diane S. Lake Family
Congressman Kevin McCarthy
PROS, Inc.
Steinert Family Foundation
Wells Fargo
Arbuckle Sponsors
Aera Energy
Bakersfield College
Bank of America
Barbich Hooper King Dill Hoffman
Barrett Business Services, Inc.
Castle & Cooke
Assemblyman Vince Fong
Karen Goh
Senator Shannon Grove
I.F.G. Services, Inc.
Insurica / WMI
Jose Arredondo of Family Motors
Kern Schools Federal Credit Union
Premier Medical Group
Proforma Solutions for Printing & Promotions/Beckie Diltz
Psychiatric Wellness Center
Drs. Fred and Susan Rowe
Sikh Friends of Bakersfield
Studio Movie Grill
Tejon Ranch
Valley Republic Bank
Varner Bros., Inc.
Picker Sponsors
Abate-A-Weed, Inc.
The Avila Family
Barton Marketing Group
Jack Dillon & Surjit Dhaliwal
David and Janelle Goh
Bob and Judy Hampton
Healthcare Finance Direct
Kern Family Health Care
Bob and Karen King
Klein DeNatale Goldner
Mid State Development Corporation
Moneywise / Justin & Carrie Leland
Ordiz-Melby Architects, Inc.
Vice Mayor Chris Parlier
Jay and Rhonda Richmond
Errol and Judy Shaw
Tel-Tec Security Systems
Unitek College
Gene and Linda Voiland
Ray and Marlene Watson
Don and Connie Wattenbarger
Councilmember Ken Weir
Bank of America
Bank of the Sierra
Bolt of Hope
The California Endowment
California Board of State and Community Corrections
Capitol Network
Cassie Wright
City of Bakersfield
Coca-Cola North America
Community Action Partnership of Kern
County of Kern
Dignity Health – Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
Virginia and Alfred Harrell Foundation
International Game Technology
Kern Health Systems
Kern High School District
Latino Coalition for Community Leadership
Pacific Western Bank
Supervisor Mike Maggard, Third District, Co. of Kern
Media Sponsor


Thank you for making HEART OF THE COUNTRY 2020 a success! Special thanks to thank you to our 2020 Buckaroo Presenting SponsorsArredondo Ventures and The Wonderful Company.
This year’s HEART OF THE COUNTRY was a memorable evening of great food, fun and entertainment. Plus, a look at what’s going on at Garden Pathways… and what lies ahead.Attendees enjoyed fabulous music from The Smokin’ Armadillos, The Brothers BartonStan Ellis & Stampede Band, Amy Adams & the Rising Stars, and Truxton Mile. Attendees also heard personal transformation stories from families changed through the power of loving, mentoring relationships.