Historical Hope

By Richard Mineards   |   May 3, 2018
Cary Matsuoka, SBUSD superintendent; Claire Krock, honoree Jessica Cadiente; Cita Torres, event chair; Terri Allison, Santa Barbara Education Foundation president (photo by Priscilla)

It couldn’t have been a nicer evening when the 33-year-old Santa Barbara Education Foundation held its annual Hope Awards at the historical museum, which attracted 175 guests and raised $30,000 for the cause.

Montecito author Fannie Flagg spoke eloquently about her struggles with dyslexia while the award went to Santa Barbara Public Library for its community outreach, particularly during the Thomas Fire and devastating mudslides when schools were closed, which was accepted by Jessica Cadiente, library director.

Among the guests at the sunset soirée, chaired by board member Felicita Torres, were Anne Towbes, Lois and Laura Capps, Das Williams, Jean Schuyler, Ellen Pasternack, Dan Meisel, Steven Young, Hazel Johns, and Claire Krock.

Daniel Meisel, Merrill Sherman, Margie Yahyavi, EBEF executive director; Meilanie Trent DeSchutter and Richard DeSchutter (photo by Priscilla)

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