Tag archives: Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

Paying it Forward
By Richard Mineards   |   December 7, 2021

It was a very in-tents occasion when Montecito Bank & Trust erected a giant marquee in the rotunda at the Hilton for its 17th annual Community Dividends lunch when $1 million was given to 179 worthy organizations from the local community. The late Mike Towbes, founder of the bank, always described the event as his […]

Santa Barbara: The Epicenter of (Direct) Relief
By Steven Libowitz   |   September 2, 2021

Direct Relief has been so efficient at serving as one of the country’s most effective humanitarian assistance organizations that it’s easy to overlook the scope and the scale of what the nonprofit achieves. Just last week alone, for example, Direct Relief airlifted a huge planeload of medical supplies and other equipment to Haiti after the […]

The Career Path of a Nonprofit Leader
By Ken Saxon   |   March 4, 2021

Through my work at Leading From Within over the years, I’ve had the good fortune to know many nonprofit leaders. They’re a special group of people that are uniquely called to make the world better than they found it. Many of them sacrifice a great deal in their commitment to help others. Where do these […]

What the Health
By Richard Mineards   |   July 18, 2019

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics launched its Healthy People, Healthy Communities campaign with a sunset soirée at the charming rustic home of Santa Barbara Foundation president Ron Gallo. There are eight clinic locations in the network and it is hoped $20,000,000 can be raised over the next five years, including $6,750,000 for a new Westside Clinic […]

The Search For “Affordable” Healthcare
By Bob Hazard   |   June 6, 2019

For the majority of the 8,965 residents of Montecito, the cost of healthcare is affordable. Until it is not. Healthcare becomes less affordable, even for affluent residents, when they face the cost of chronic conditions like cancer, when they are forced to finance end-of-life care, when very expensive drugs are prescribed, or when unexpected medical […]

Hilton’s Heroes
By Richard Mineards   |   October 25, 2018

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics threw its first Healthcare Heroes lunch in six years at the Hilton when Ron Werft, president and CEO of Cottage Health, was honored by the 240 guests. The organization, which provides affordable health care for more than 22,000 people in its four medical and two dental clinics, also kicked off its […]