Montecito Rotary’s “Back 2 School” Fundraiser

By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 6, 2021

The Rotary Club of Montecito is virtually hosting its annual “Back 2 School” fundraising event for Santa Barbara City College student scholarships on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 4 pm.

Providing funding to the Santa Barbara City College for more than 25 years, the Rotary Club of Montecito continues to organize around raising money for scholarships allocated to students pursuing two-year degrees in career technical and vocational fields. This year’s event is centered upon different “sponsorship levels” of varying amounts that include opportunities for exposure of people or businesses that choose to donate. Featured activities include a silent auction and special entertainment for attendees.

In partnership with the SBCC Foundation, the Rotary Club of Montecito and its donors have awarded over $100,000 to high-achieving students that have demonstrated academic excellence and community involvement. The scholarships for the Club’s fundraiser are awarded to a collection of students, focusing on a wide array of interests, like medical studies, multimedia arts and technology, film production, early childhood education, marine diving technology, business entrepreneurship, and automotive technology. Recipients of the SBBC Foundation scholarships are nominated by SBCC Career Technical Education Program faculty members.

“Service above self,” is the motto of Rotary International and the foundation of the work done by Montecito chapter. Founded in 1953, the Rotary Club of Montecito regularly serves as an example of the impact countywide financial assistance can have on a community and the members that live there. The club regularly participates in volunteer activities in Montecito, the surrounding community, and in countries around the world.

Rotary is a network of more than 35,000 clubs in almost every country. The organization has 1.2 million members who come together to complete service projects to make positive, lasting change in their communities.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Montecito and to attend the “Back 2 School” fundraising event, visit


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