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SBCC Foundation

sbccfoundation.org
Phone: (805) 730-4411
CEO: Geoff Green

Mission

The SBCC Foundation has provided Santa Barbara City College with private philanthropic support since 1976, serving as the vehicle through which individuals and organizations may invest in the college and its students. As an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization and partner to SBCC, the SBCC Foundation provides more than $5 million annually for student success programs, scholarships, book grants, emergency funds, and other critical needs of the college. For more than four decades, the resources raised and managed by the SBCC Foundation have supported SBCC students as they prepare for careers, transfer to four-year universities, and pursue lifelong learning goals.

Begin to Build a Relationship

We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.

Supporting SBCC Runs in the Family

“I grew up with Santa Barbara City College as a part of my world. My father was a trustee for 28 years, and a co-founder of the SBCC Foundation. As an adult, I have continued to support SBCC through the SBCC Foundation as a board member, volunteer, and donor for more than 15 years. SBCC profoundly changes lives and you can’t put a price on that. Those of us who have seen what an SBCC education can do, and have a way to help, have a duty to do so. It transforms the lives of our students, their families, and makes our community stronger.”
– Kandy Luria-Budgor, Board Member, Volunteer, and Donor

The Students Come First

In the days and weeks following the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, the SBCC Foundation moved into high gear to provide more than $2 million of emergency aid.
When asked how the Foundation was able to do this, CEO Geoff Green explained that they had dipped into their reserves – to the tune of $1.5 million – and raised an additional $500,000.
When it mattered most, the Foundation did what it always does: put the students first, even if this meant making a huge financial stretch at the onset of a crisis that will have long-term economic effects. Given the incredible impact of its work, and its selflessness in a time of crisis, please consider supporting the SBCC Foundation today.

Board of Directors

N. Scott Vincent, President
Laurie Ashton, J.D., Vice President
Edward “Ted” Friedel, Vice President
Jeff Pitman, Treasurer
Kandy Luria-Budgor, Secretary
Frank Tabar
Sarah de Tagyos
Roger Durling
Graciela Montgomery
Pedro Paz, PhD
Michelle Lee Pickett, J.D.
Wendy Read, J.D.
Frank Schipper