Tag archives: donors

Lisa Greer’s Message to Philanthropy: Revolutionize
By Daniel Heimpel   |   February 1, 2022

While she had built a successful career, Lisa Greer wasn’t born into wealth. But when her husband Josh’s company, RealD, IPOed in 2010, she was instantaneously vaulted into the 1%.  With the money came an opportunity for Greer to give back, and in seven figure increments. But like others whose lives are transformed by a […]

The Giving List
By Gwyn Lurie   |   December 10, 2020

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, even if it wasn’t the raucous family-packed affair we’re all used to. Hopefully by next year it will be safe for all of us to return to that long-cherished tradition of gathering with loved-ones even if we dread being seated next to that one random cousin with whom […]

Youth and Family Services YMCA
By Lynda Millner   |   August 22, 2019

Youth and Family Services YMCA gave a thank you party to generous donors that support this branch of the Channel Islands YMCA. Hosting at their beautiful Hope Ranch abode were Al and Marsha Roberson. No one went away hungry with bountiful platters of hors d’oeuvres and plenty of wine. When I think of the YMCA, […]

Two for Tea
By Lynda Millner   |   September 20, 2018

Casa del Herrero gave a tea in the blue and white garden to say “thank you” to its big donors. As executive director Jessica Tade said to them, “We couldn’t do it without you.” The event could have been in another era when hats and gloves were de rigueur. There was fine china, savory finger […]

Donors Enrich Grand Granada
By Richard Mineards   |   September 20, 2018

Santa Barbara’s philanthropic dynamic duo Roger and Sarah Chrisman have joined a heavenly pantheon of donors who are featured on bronze plaques in the lobby of the venerable Granada Theatre. The tony twosome, who have given more than $6.2 million to the State Street institution over the years, join an esteemed list of $5-million-plus gift […]

Living the Dream
By Richard Mineards   |   May 31, 2018

Los Angeles entrepreneur Michael Rosenfeld, owner of the Hotel Californian, has donated part of the tony hostelry’s extensive grounds fronting State and Mason streets, to the popular charity, the Dream Foundation. The area, to be known as the Dream Plaza, will feature 1,140 stones, measuring 3×2 to 1×1 in size, which can be engraved with […]

Donor Appreciation Luncheon
By Lynda Millner   |   May 3, 2018

The Santa Barbara Rescue Mission gave its annual donor appreciation luncheon at the First Presbyterian Church Hall. Julie Willig, president of the women’s auxiliary, gave the welcome and prayer. Board chair Joyce McCullough spoke of the “Miracle on Yanonoli Street.” That’s where the Mission is located and where they recently had a graduation of recovered […]