Tag archives: fundraisers

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 […]

Success Comes in Many Different Forms
By Cassie Lancaster   |   December 14, 2021

For nonprofits, there are many barometers of success.  One is fundraising, obviously. The more a nonprofit can raise, the better its odds become of fulfilling its mission. Another is outcome. One advantage enjoyed by Mission Scholars, the program I run under the aegis of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation, is that its goals are clear-cut […]

Wish Upon a Montecito Star: MUS Fundraiser Gets Help from a Legend
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   May 13, 2021

Saturday, May 22 will be a very exciting evening for Montecito Union kids, parents, and the greater community, as Montecito Union School hosts a virtual gala featuring professionally produced musical performances from MUS students. Dubbed “Montecito Star,” the event is in lieu of the Montecito Union School Foundation’s annual gala, which raises money for various […]

Association of Fundraising Professionals
By Lynda Millner   |   December 19, 2019

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) had 250 of its members gathered for lunch at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. What do they do? “The Association represents more than 30,000 fundraisers in 230 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs. The Association fosters the development and […]

Square Roots with Hands of Sloane
By Richard Mineards   |   July 5, 2018

Montecito culinary wizard Philippe Sautot‘s resurrected rock career continues apace. Last year, as a I reported in this illustrious organ, Philippe performed his first concert in four decades with old bandmates Sloane at a 450-guest gala in the charming Provencal town of St. Remy, which raised $52,000 for cancer research. He is just back in […]