Business Giving Roundtable

Leaders in business. Leaders in philanthropy.

The Business Giving Roundtable (BGR) is a growing forum where local business leaders share strategic approaches to corporate social responsibility and employee volunteerism. BGR promotes business giving and elevates the generous contributions of its members including local entrepreneurs, international corporations and local chambers of commerce.


Cox Community Connections Series

Business Giving Roundtable will be on Cox Community Connections, Channel 8 at 7pm from June 29-July 15! The series of segments that form 30 minutes episodes will feature five Business Giving Roundtable members in correlation to their nonprofit partners. These include:

  • Deckers Brands with United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County
  • Montecito Bank & Trust with United Way of Santa Barbara County
  • Recipes Organic Bakery with Angels Foster Care of Santa Barbara
  • Venoco Inc. Santa Barbra County with Santa Barbara Partners in Education
  • Pacific Coast Business Times with the Santa Barbara Zoo

Through these stories Business Giving Roundtable will introduce our community to their vision and mission of business-nonprofit partnerships.

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2016 Business Giving Roundtable Events


Date and Time



BGR Entrepreneurs Roundtable

Tuesday, November 15
8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Open to BGR members and guests. Breakfast provided.

RSVP to Judy Hawkins at:

Goleta Valley Chamber B2B Breakfast
Sponsored by BGR

Tuesday, December 13
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Earl Warren Showgrounds
3400 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Tickets available at


2015 Giving Survey Results

BGR is committed to increasing awareness and recognition of business giving in Santa Barbara County. We partnered with the Carpinteria, Goleta Valley and Santa Barbara Region Chambers of Commerce in 2015 to survey local businesses on philanthropic trends in our communities. Do you know that more than 80% of responding companies have business giving programs with 96% of their giving directed to charitable causes within Santa Barbara County?

Thanks to our local chamber members, BGR can begin to highlight the stories and trends of our generous business community.

View Survey Results

Advisory Council

Michelle Apodaca
Deckers Outdoor Corporation

Meichelle Arntz
Recipes Organic Bakery

Jan Campbell
Santa Barbara Foundation

Julie Capritto
AGIA Affinity Services

Lee Carlander
Impulse Advanced Communications

Marybeth Carty
Venoco, Inc.

Tina Fanucchi-Frontado
InAlliance Financial Planning

Janet Garufis
Montecito Bank & Trust

Van Haas

Judy Hawkins
Ruby Road Leadership

Susan Hersberger
Aera Energy, LLC

Linda LeBrock
Pacific Coast Business Times

Kirsten McLaughlin
Cox Communications

Jamie Perez
Montecito Bank & Trust


Aera Energy
AGIA Affinity Services
Cox Communications
Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Pacific Coast Business Times
Santa Barbara Foundation
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Foundation
Venoco, Inc.


Citrix Online
Montecito Bank & Trust
Pacific Western Bank
The Towbes Group
Village Properties
Voice Magazine


Bacara Resort and Spa
Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region
Dean Axelrod, Edward Jones
Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce
Impulse Advanced Communications
InAlliance Financial Planning
Nonprofit Kinect
Recipes Organic Bakery
Ruby Road Leadership
Skyview Projects
Tony Vallejo, CPA


Learn More

For more information about the Business Giving Roundtable, please contact Judy Hawkins at (805) 455-8381 or

Santa Barbara Foundation | 1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-1873 |