Nominate for the 2022 Celebrate Philanthropy Honor

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Nominate an individual, couple, or family for the 2022 Celebrate Philanthropy honor!

The Santa Barbara Foundation invites the community at large to nominate an individual, couple, or family who, through direct service or financial support, have demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable work in the Santa Maria Valley.

Nominations open Monday, May 16, and close Friday, July 15.

About Celebrate Philanthropy

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.

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.

The 2022 Celebrate Philanthropy luncheon will be held on Thursday, November 3 at the Santa Maria Country Club – more details will be available on this webpage closer to the event date.


Former Honorees

Diane Adam | Henri & Jeanie Ardantz | Stu & Jan Bartleson | Dan & Peggy Blough | Jim Bray | Amy Curti | Maggie Daane | Georganne Ferini | Patrick & Jeri Ferini | Greg & Donna France | Judy & Erik Frost | Mike Gibson | Agnes Grogan | Marylinn Green | Nancy K. Johnson | Royce & Ann Lewellen | Delores & Jerry Luis | Tom & Mary Jane Martinez | Clarence & Rosalie Minetti | Tim Murphy |  Ed & Lisa Murray | Ron & Mary Nanning | Joe & Jean Olivera | Frank & Scottie Ortiz | Gayle Pratt | Dennis & Franziska Shepard | Dorothy & Mark Smith | Sue J. Sword | Anne & Jay Will | John F. Will | Edwin & Jeanne Woods

Learn more about past honorees here.

 

2021 Celebrate Philanthropy Honoree: Tim Murphy & John F. Will 

Learn more about Tim Murphy & John F. Will

View the recording of the 2021 Celebrate Philanthropy virtual event honoring Tim & John on November 4, 2021.

 


Sponsors

To become a sponsor of Celebrate Philanthropy Awards please contact Jordan Killebrew, Director of Communications, at jkillebrew@SBFoundation.org.