Tag archives: philanthropist

In Memoriam
By Richard Mineards   |   August 30, 2018

On a personal note, I remember Betty Stephens, a philanthropist and humanitarian, who has moved to more heavenly pastures at the age of 86. Betty, who came to our Eden by the Beach in 1969, would often invite me to her extravagant birthday bashes at the La Cumbre Country Club or her magnificent Hope Ranch […]

2018 Granada Legends
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 23, 2018

It was only a matter of time before publisher-philanthropist Sara Miller McCune received the honor of being named a Granada Legend. The only question was how long it would take. After all, Miller McCune is not only one of the best-known and enduring of the Performing Arts Center’s patrons, she was also one of the […]

Adding up the Pluses
By Beverlye Fead   |   May 31, 2018

Ever since I have been doing these columns about interesting people in their 70s, 80s, and 90s, friends have been saying, “You have to meet Natalie Myerson.” A mutual friend finally set us up for a lunch at Louie’s at the Upham Hotel in Santa Barbara, and Natalie was there waiting for us when we […]

Military Ball
By Lynda Millner   |   May 18, 2018

The Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation (PCVF) held its 22nd annual Military Ball honoring excellence in service and to remember Armistice Day at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Philanthropist Pierre Claeyssens initiated the Ball in 1996 as a way of paying tribute to the U.S. Armed Forces, past and present, in Santa Barbara and Ventura […]

One for the Books
By Richard Mineards   |   April 5, 2018

Montecito uber-philanthropist Sara Miller McCune has received a rare accolade. Sara, founder of Sage Publications in 1965 at the age of just 24, has been awarded the London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award for 2018. The peripatetic charity supporter, whose company employs more than 1,500 people in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington, and […]