The Cultured

Investing in Community and Getting Better Returns than Wall Street

Tom Parker has been marinating in Santa Barbara philanthropy since the 1950s when, as a kid, he and his dad would distribute food to Santa Barbara’s homeless through the local Kiwanis Club. Tom says philanthropy has always been woven into Santa Barbara’s fabric because it’s a small enough place where it’s easy to see the impact of one’s good deeds – and enjoy the gratification that comes with it.  “Very few businesses give you the kind of feeling of fulfillment a nonprofit can,” says the third-generation Santa Barbaran and president of the Hutton Parker Foundation. The Hutton Parker Foundation primarily [...more...]

A Class of Musicians Like None Before Music Academy of the West

In 2017, the Music Academy of the West and its uniquely capable leader, Scott Reed, were the subject of a […more…]

We’ve Got This, Santa Barbara UC Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures

Celesta M. Billeci, UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Miller McCune Executive Director, is on her 12th Zoom call of the day. […more…]

Ignite Learning MOXI The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

In 2017, Santa Barbara welcomed a new, exciting and wholly unique museum to its ranks: MOXI, The Wolf Museum of […more…]

The Arts, Back in Full Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Finally, after a five-year, $50-million capital campaign to renovate the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, in the spring of 2021 […more…]