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.


News from the Business Giving Roundtable...

Mark Sylvester, Jorden benShea
and Jacques Habra

BGR Hosts Entrepreneurs Roundtable Focusing on 'Leveraging Networks and Technology for Good'

The Business Giving Roundtable recently hosted its annnual Entrepreneurs Roundtable at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. BGR members and business sector guests were invited to learn about optimizing small business giving through networks and social media. Guest speakers included: Jordan benShea of Skyview Projects, Jacques Habra of Noospheric and Mentorship Works, and Mark Sylvester of IntroNetworks. Read more...



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
Meichelle Arntz, Recipes Organic Bakery
Jan Campbell, Santa Barbara Foundation
Lee Carlander, Impulse Advanced Communications
Marybeth Carty, Venoco, Inc.
Tina Fanucchi-Frontado, SB Philanthropy
Janet Garufis, Montecito Bank & Trust
Van Haas, Accountix
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
Deckers Outdoor Corporation
Pacific Coast Business Times
Santa Barbara Foundation
Venoco, Inc.


CASA Magazine
Citrix Online
Cox Communications
Montecito Bank & Trust
The Towbes Group
Village Properties


Bacara Resort and Spa
Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce
C'est Cheese Santa Barbara
The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region
Edward Jones
Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce
Impulse Advanced Communications
Nonprofit Kinect
Opal Restaurant and Bar
Recipes Organic Bakery
Ruby Road Leadership
SB Philanthropy
Skyview Projects
Union Bank
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 |