Pacific Pride Foundation (PPF) has announced the launch of a new development director position to be filled by Timothy Bigelow. The full-time post, based in Santa Barbara but engaging with the county as a whole, is the first of its kind at PPF for more than a decade.

“PPF is proud to have reached a particularly sustainable and thriving moment in the organization’s 44-year history,” said Colette Schabram, PPF executive director.

“With five new full-time hires in the last six months in the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria offices, we are able to ensure the delivery of crucial, quality programs and services to community members who need it the most,” she said.

“Whether it is serving the homeless, LGBTQ+, or HIV-impacted communities, PPF’s committed and talented staff, with more than 65 years of combined experience in nonprofit development and leadership is committed to making Santa Barbara County safer and healthier for all,” she said.

Bigelow is stepping into the development director role to expand support and ensure sustainability for PPF’s programs and services.

Previously the development director at CASA of Santa Barbara County, Bigelow has more than 25 years of investment-advisory and capital-raising experience, and has a passion for helping the vulnerable and underserved in the community.

“The work PPF does with our LGBTQ+ clients and their families is crucial for the harmony of our community, and our health and prevention services save lives daily,” said Bigelow. “I am proud to be part of an organization that is making the community a safer place.

“I hope to bring resources to this wonderful organization to take Pacific Pride Foundation to the next level.”

“This position has been a strategic goal of ours for quite some time, and we are proud to now make it a reality,” said Schabram. “Our clients deserve the best quality and range of services we can provide, and this role will allow us to explore new and meaningful ways to continue to make a difference in our community for those who need it the most.”

The development director not only is tasked with establishing donor relationships across the county, but also assists with grant-writing and new development initiatives, as well as managing planned giving and pursuing an endowment.

“This new role will allow PPF to further establish itself in the community, with new potential to expand programming and reach to continue the amazing work this team does for Santa Barbara County,” said Lynn Cunningham Brown, PPF Board president. “The Board of Directors are thrilled to have completed this critical milestone from our strategic plan.”

Bigelow can be reached at or 805-963-3636 ext. 110; he can answer questions about giving to PPF or getting involved in supporting the group’s mission.

Pacific Pride Foundation provides programs and services to more than 10,000 people in Santa Barbara County. For more about PPF or to make a donation, visit

— Colette Schabram for Pacific Pride Foundation.