Celebrate Philanthropy

Sponsored by the Santa Barbara Foundation and the Santa Maria Times, Celebrate Philanthropy honors individuals, couples or families who, through direct service or financial support, have demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable work in the Santa Maria Valley.

Nominations for the 2019 Celebrate Philanthropy Honorees are now open!

Honorees demonstrate a personal commitment to philanthropy; encourage or motivate others to become philanthropic leaders; give significant support (time and/or money) to nonprofit organizations; participate in broad-based charitable activities; work to improve the quality of life for residents in the Santa Maria Valley; and exhibit qualities such as creativity, collaboration and effective stewardship of community resources.

Nominations for this award opened on June 1, 2019 and will close on July 31, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Celebrate Philanthropy Luncheon: Thursday, November 7, 2019, 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Maria Country Club.

2018 Celebrate Philanthropy Honorees


Amy Curti
Greg and Donna France
Marylinn Green


Learn about past honorees here.


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