Business Giving Roundtable

Many companies feel a greater sense of community but may not always be clear on how to approach corporate citizenship and nonprofit requests. The Business Giving Roundtable (formerly Corporate Philanthropy Roundtable) was formed to engage businesses in the process of giving and resource sharing as part of a community-wide approach to business development and corporate citizenship. Members of BGR in Santa Barbara County are demonstrating that business can do well by doing good.


A Taste of Giving | November 20, 8 a.m. | SB Museum of Art

Join us for our popular Entrepreneurs in Philanthropy event on Thursday, November 20 at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Local business owners will share ideas on community giving and how they infuse philanthropy into their business models.


Speakers include:

  • Meichelle Arntz, Recipes Organic Bakery
  • Kathryn Graham, C’Est Cheese
  • Tina Takaya & Richard Yates, Opal Restaurant & Bar

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art will host a private tour directly following the event. RSVP by Nov. 13. For more information, call (805) 963-1873.



To build avenues for Santa Barbara County businesses to generate enduring community investment strategies. BGR enhances, inspires, and honors the generosity of businesses that assist in fulfilling the needs of the nonprofit sector.

Advisory Council

Michelle Apodaca, Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Catherine Brozowski, Orfalea Foundations
Jan Campbell, Santa Barbara Foundation
Julie Capritto, AGIA Affinity Services
Marybeth Carty, Venoco, Inc.
Dave Clark, Impulse Advanced Communications
John Daly, The Key Class
Tina Fanucchi-Frontado, SB Philanthropy
Janet Garufis, Montecito Bank & Trust
Judy Hawkins, Ruby Road Leadership
Linda LeBrock, Pacific Coast Business Times
Cynder Sinclair, Nonprofit Kinect

For more information on BGR membership, please contact Ashley Butler at (805) 963-1873 or


Bank of Santa Barbara
Cox Communications
Deckers Outdoor Corporation
JP Morgan Chase
Pacific Coast Business Times
Santa Barbara Foundation
Venoco, Inc.


AGIA Affinity Services
Citrix Online
Montecito Bank & Trust
Orfalea Foundation
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians
The Towbes Group
Union Bank
Village Properties


Balance Financial Management
Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region
Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce
Impulse Advanced Communications
The Key Class
Nonprofit Kinect
Pacific Western Bank
SB Philanthropy


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To join the Business Giving Roundtable, please complete a membership profile and pay your dues.


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