Tag archives: Michael Baker

Ready to Rally
By Richard Mineards   |   May 2, 2023

Millions of dollars worth of mechanical horsepower scattered across the lush lawns of the Hilton when the 8th annual Rally4Kids culminated at the oceanside hostelry –  raising more than $382,000 for the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Jaguars, McLarens, Porsches and Aston Martins were just some of the […]

Drivers and Navigators Rally for a Cause
By Zach Rosen   |   May 10, 2022

“And remember… It’s a Rally – not a Race.” The statement was met with general merriment from the crowd of drivers and navigators meeting in Hope Ranch the night before the Rally 4 Kids was to be held. As the meeting continued, Michael Baker, CEO of the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara […]

Social on the Green
By Lynda Millner   |   November 16, 2021

Birnam Wood Country Club was the gorgeous venue for Social on the Green, the annual gala — this year celebrating the merger of the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County and the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara. It took many years of negotiating, but at last the county is united. […]

United They Stand
By Lynda Millner   |   August 6, 2020

After eight months of negotiations, the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara is joining the United Boys and Girls Clubs of the County. This is the first time since the first club was founded in 1938 that all the clubs from Carpinteria to Lompoc will operate together. This affects 5,000 kids along with 450 […]

Lend a Socially Distant Hand Project
By Joanne A Calitri   |   April 23, 2020

Michael Baker, CEO of the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, is turning the COVID-19 lockdown into an all-community outreach program with his new project, Lend a Socially Distant Hand. The project is multi-faceted, but its overall mission is to take advantage of this time when the clubs are dark and give […]

White Party on the Green
By Lynda Millner   |   July 26, 2018

One of the most complex and fun fundraiser in the County has to be Rally 4 Kids, which is all for the United Boys & Girls Clubs in Santa Barbara County. There was a meet-and-greet on Friday night, and Saturday morning 60 cars were roaring to go. The drivers came back with their navigators and […]

Hot Wheels
By Richard Mineards   |   July 19, 2018

Records galore were broken at the White on the Green Party at Bella Vista, the sprawling Summerland estate of hotel magnate Pat Nesbitt and his wife, Ursula, to mark the culmination of the United Boys & Girls Club Rally 4 Kids – a two-day, 271-mile trip with a record 60 cars, including Aston Martins, Ferraris, […]

Ready to Rally
By James Buckley   |   July 5, 2018

Okay, quick, what do the following names have in common: Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Shaquille O’Neal, Edward James Olmos, Jeff Henley (VP, Oracle, also president of United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County advisory board), and Angel Martinez (former CEO, Deckers Brands)? Give up? They were all at one time or another members […]