Philanthropy means literally “love of mankind.” Few communities embody the true spirit of philanthropy quite like Santa Maria Valley. Whether giving time, talent, or treasure, many of our residents go above and beyond to help others and to strengthen our community. Celebrate Philanthropy was created not only to honor these outstanding role models, but also to share their stories and inspire others. Each year an independent committee representing diverse Santa Maria Valley community members comes together to select individuals, couples or families who, through direct service or financial support, have demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable work in the Santa Maria Valley.
Recipients are selected from a wide range of candidates who have been nominated by community members. We invite you to submit a nomination when the Celebrate Philanthropy nomination period opens on May 25, 2021. Nominations close on August 9, 2021. Learn more from our latest press release.
2021 Celebrate Philanthropy Luncheon
SAVE THE DATE: November 4, 2021
This in-person event will be held at the beautiful Santa Maria Country Club.
We will be posting more information about the event very soon.