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Commitment to Philanthropy Runs Deep in Ann Jackson Family Foundation

Third generation of Jackson family taking leading roles in philanthropic fabric of Santa Barbara with foundation started by their grandmother
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The inaugural cohort of the new, year-long Leading for Community Impact program has 15 participants representing nonprofit organizations in Guadalupe, Lompoc and Santa Maria.

Leading From Within Launches Nonprofit Development Program for North County

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With Cathedral Peak in the background, Santa Barbara Community Church Pastors Benji Bruneel, left, and Reed Jolley enjoy a brief break in this week’s stormy weather.

Santa Barbara Community Church Members’ Faith Guides Philanthropy

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Pam Lewis is chief financial officer of the Hutton Parker Foundation, which has refocused its mission to provide core support to nonprofit organizations. “For us, a successful organization is one that has a strong board, great staff in place, a business plan or strategic plan looking at issues of sustainability,” she says.

Technology, Staff, Partnerships Among the Keys to Building a Sustainable Nonprofit

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Sherry Villanueva of Acme Hospitality is passionate about supporting nonprofits and volunteering for local and international causes.

Santa Barbara Restaurateur Sherry Villanueva a Passionate Supporter of Local, International Causes

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Edward Birch, president of the Mosher Foundation, visits the soon-to-be-opened MOXI Museum on State Street in Santa Barbara.

Measuring What Matters When It Comes to Nonprofit Success

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The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dune Center, in Guadalupe promotes the conservation and restoration of the dunes ecosystem.

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center a Community Jewel with Far-Reaching Support

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Santa Barbara City Mayor, Helene Schneider takes an early morning look at the future site of the city park at Veronica Meadows, located adjacent to Las Positas Road. The land was purchased through a partnership between the city and nonprofit organizations.

Government a Partner in Helping Santa Barbara County Nonprofits Meet Community Needs

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Lynda Nahra, regional president of Pacific Western Bank, is board chairwoman of the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Foundation and is active in several other nonprofit organizations. “The bank is a big supporter of nonprofits, in general, but the commitment has always been, to me, more personal,” she says. “Overall, though, it’s just the right thing to do. If everyone did something in their community, think of how much better off we’d be.”

Creating a Charitable Culture in the Workplace Benefits Employees and Community

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Geoff Green, CEO of the Santa Barbara City College Foundation, believes human-to-human interaction is still the best way to connect donors to nonprofits. “If I’m asking someone to give, in this case, to Santa Barbara City College, what I’m doing is I’m giving them an opportunity to do something they already want to do,” he says. “It’s service of something they deeply care about, and all I’m doing is providing the opportunity and the message and the mechanism so that they can do it.”

Santa Barbara Nonprofits Use Variety of Techniques and Sources for Fundraising

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The Rotaract Club of Santa Barbara holds its monthly meeting at Rusty’s Pizza on Upper State Street. Supported by local Rotary Clubs, it is designed for young adults 18 to 35 years old.

Next Generation of Givers Eager to Make Own Impact with Philanthropy

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The student-run nonprofit Kids Helping Kids was created by San Marcos High School teacher Jamie DeVries, center, whose current class includes Matt Hempty, left, and Andrew Davis. “It’s not just the kids we are serving, but also the students who are involved in the process, because they are seeing a new outlook on learning how to run an organization,” DeVries says.

High School Students Take the Lead With Nonprofit Kids Helping Kids

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Santa Barbara High School’s Peabody Stadium hosts an Oct. 14 football game between the Dons and Ventura High — a game SBHS lost, 50-21. Members of the school’s foundation have been fundraising for a major stadium renovation project expected to start construction in early 2017.

Education Foundations Step Up to Ease Financial Squeeze on Schools

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The Santa Barbara County Food Action Plan, which aims to bring a healthy, sustainable food system to the community, is also notable for the multiorganizatiion collaboration that went into its development and implementation.

Social-Sector Leaders Collaborate to Create Food Action Plan for Santa Barbara County

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Keith Terry, center, won the $15,000 SVP Impact Award for YStrive for Youth at the 2015 Fast Pitch SB event. The organization tackles youth behavior associated with joining gangs.

Nonprofits Receive Crash Course in Communication with Fast Pitch SB


Ken Saxon: A Community of Healers Quietly Making a Big Difference

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Cottage Health operates the Santa Barbara, Goleta Valley and Santa Ynez Valley hospitals. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently awarded five-star ratings to Santa Barbara and Goleta Cottage hospitals.

In New Era of Patient Care, Cottage Health Finds Power in Partnerships

Jill Levinson, board president of MOXI: The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, draws her inspiration for philanthropy from her parents, Irma and Morrie Jurkowitz. “We learned by example,” she says. “My husband and I are modeling that same behavior with our children.”

Judy Foreman: With Moxie and MOXI, Jill Levinson Is a Model of Philanthropic Leadership

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The Food Action Plan includes goals to set up community food centers in high-need areas, said Foodbank of Santa Barbara County CEO Erik Talkin.

Plan Moves to Action as Group Aims to Transform Food System in Santa Barbara County


Dan McCaslin: Nonprofit Crane Country Day School Takes Learning to New Heights with Outdoor Treks

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Rachael Steidl and her daughter, Emily, 14, volunteer to help assemble toiletry kits at a Direct Relief packing event.

How to Get Involved with Nonprofits? Discover Your Interests First

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Rolf Geyling, president of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, believes that those who make a career of nonprofit work tend to be motivated by the meaning and purpose they find in it. “I really have a sense of mission in what I do as part of my employment, and that’s something that drives my career in the nonprofit world,” he says.

Passion and Sense of Mission — Rather Than Pay — Drive Nonprofit Careers

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Sarai Martinez, art teacher at Franklin Elementary School, explains the difference between warm and cool colors to her art students during a recent class.

Santa Barbara School District Continues Programs First Funded by Orfalea Foundation, iCAN

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The Santa Barbara Triathlon partners with Montecito Bank & Trust to promote and provide volunteers for the annual, three-day event. Dos Pueblos High School alum Chris Braden set a course record in winning the long course triathlon in 2016.

Partnerships Benefit Both Nonprofits and Businesses While Extending Resources

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