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United Way of Santa Barbara County
Phone: (805) 965-8591
President & CEO: Steve Ortiz


Right here, right now, with the Power of Partnership, the United Way of Santa Barbara County is improving lives for children, families, seniors, and you!

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.

Decades of Support

“My family and I have supported United Way for decades, first in Minneapolis and now Santa Barbara. We first knew United Way as our trusted community fundraiser. When United Way of Santa Barbara County expanded its mission to provide direct life-changing research-based services to children and adults, my support only became stronger. Their work to increase access to early childhood education for children and families is particularly dear to my heart and I am proud to support United Way educational programs.”
– Maryan Schall
donor and board member

An Engine of Recovery

Steve Ortiz, United Way of Santa Barbara’s president and CEO, doesn’t see a short-term end to the needs of local residents suffering through the pandemic and its long-term economic impact.
While United Way was able to quickly disburse some $4 million in aid to 2,500 individuals and families and 130 nonprofits, there were thousands more applications than could be processed; thousands of people in need.
To sustain Santa Barbara’s recovery, United Way needs your help.

A Board United

Cliff Lundberg, Chair – Vice President Emeritus, Westmont College
Diane B. Doiron, CLU, Vice Chair – Owner, Doiron Financial Associates
Susan Hersberger, Vice Chair – Retired Public Relations Executive
Leo Hamill, Treasurer – Senior Vice President/Regional Manager, City National Bank
Steve Ortiz, Secretary – President & CEO, United Way of Santa Barbara County
Rick Scott, Immediate Past Board Chair – Nonprofit Executive
Lance Connor – Reliable Engineering Services
David Flattery – Vice President of Business Development, DuPont Displays
Robert Hollman – Commercial Real Estate Developer & Owner
Terrance Holt – General Partner, Red Barn Investments
Alex Koper – President & CEO, Global Mortgage Group
Terri Maus-Nisich – Assistant CEO, County of Santa Barbara
Art Merovick – Retired Executive
Rosemary Mutton – Community Volunteer
Kevin Nelson – Director of Corporate Compliance, Cottage Health
Patrice Ryan – Retired Executive
Maryan Schall – Community Volunteer & Philanthropist