We hope you will join us at the 4th annual Spring Forward! Gala and enjoy a spectacular evening celebrating the many ways SBCC enhances life in our region, while raising funds to support the SBCC Promise, scholarships, student success programs, and more.
Table sponsorship opportunities are available!
Please visit the Spring Forward! Gala website for more event information.
Welcoming New SBCC Foundation Staff
Left to right: Victoria Dominguez, Luna Pate, and Luis Naranjo
The SBCC Foundation is excited to welcome our new team members. Each of them has the perfect combination of experience, knowledge, and passion—and all three are SBCC alums!
Victoria Dominguez, Development Manager
Victoria was born and raised in Simi Valley, CA, and attended Santa Barbara City College before transferring to UC Santa Barbara and receiving her B.A. in Psychology. Victoria has a strong devotion to the nonprofit sector and is passionate about philanthropy, public service, and creating change at a local level.
Read more »
Luna Pate, Administrative Assistant
Luna has a long connection to SBCC. She completed high school through the SBCC Middle College program in 2015, then attended SBCC before transferring. She completed her BA in Liberal Arts from Antioch University (2020) where she explored her love for creative writing and literature. Read more »
Luis Naranjo, SBCC Promise Manager
Luis is a first-generation immigrant from Mexico raised in Santa Barbara, CA. Luis attended Santa Barbara City College before transferring to UC Santa Barbara and receiving his B.A. in Chican@ Studies, Latin American & Iberian Studies with a Minor in Education. Prior to joining the SBCC Foundation, Luis worked at UC Santa Barbara as a Financial Aid Assistant Director, where he supervised a team of financial aid advisors with diverse aid program responsibilities. Read more »
SBCC Foundation Welcomes
New Board Member Paul Menzel
Paul Menzel is semi-retired after 45 years in the equipment leasing and finance industry. He is currently providing advisory services to the finance and banking industries under INTEGRA Capital Services, LLC. He formerly served as Vice-Chairman to The Alta Group, the largest international advisory practice in the equipment leasing & finance industry.
Paul earned an AA from Santa Barbara City College where he was all-conference in basketball and a member of the 1971-72 team that was runner-up in the California State Championship.
Read more »
SBCC Promise Recognized as Local Hero
The SBCC Promise was recognized as a Local Hero in the Santa Barbara Independent's “Local Heroes” issue (November 23, 2022). Every Thanksgiving, the Independent celebrates outstanding people who are nominated by readers, recognizing those whose work makes Santa Barbara County an amazing place to live.
The Promise has helped roughly 6,510 local high school graduates realize their dreams by providing up to two years’ worth of free tuition — and all the hard costs of going to college. “So far, it has been both ridiculously successful and highly ambitious.”
The SBCC Promise is exclusively privately funded and one hundred percent accessible to every recent, local high school graduate, regardless of academic performance or financial ability.
Read more »
Future Leaders of America Youth Training at SBCC
The SBCC Foundation was proud to sponsor a training for youth hosted by the Future Leaders of America. Sixty-one students attended the event on February 25, which was held in the Fé Bland Forum at SBCC. Event attendees said they had a great time learning and reconnecting with each other in such a beautiful space.
Future Leaders of America provides leadership training and promotes the personal development of youth and families, creating systemic change by empowering youth leaders to advocate for policies that improve their lives and communities.
Spotlight: SBCC Promise Alumna Elizabeth Salazar
In 2016, Elizabeth Salazar had recently graduated from Santa Barbara High School. While she was interested in attending college, her financial situation was a barrier to that dream.
Fortunately, that same year, the SBCC Foundation launched the SBCC Promise, and she was able to attend Santa Barbara City College full time at no cost.
Salazar graduated in 2018 with an associate of arts degree in psychology and transferred to California State University Channel Islands, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. She's now pursuing a master’s degree in school counseling at California Lutheran University.
“The SBCC Promise was incredibly helpful to me financially, especially since I was under the care of only one parent,” she said. “I am thankful to have attended such an amazing college with wonderful professors. Five years ago, I would not have imagined being where I am today. Thanks to the support from my family, friends, and the SBCC promise, I have achieved many of my goals.”
Read more »
Artist Talk at SBCC Atkinson Gallery
The Atkinson Gallery at SBCC is pleased to present an artist talk with alumnus Alberto Lule on Wednesday, March 15 at 4:00 p.m. in Lecture Hall Room 211 of the SBCC Administration Building. All are welcome!
Lule was a participant in SBCC's Transitions, a summer bridge program that provides formerly incarcerated students with tools to succeed at SBCC. After graduating from SBCC he earned a BA in fine art from UCLA and is now pursuing a master's degree at UC Irvine.
Lule is the recipient of the LUM Art Prize (Issue 6), presented by LUM Art Magazine with the support of the Carolyn Glasoe Bailey Foundation.
Thank you for supporting
our community's college and its students!
Manage your preferences | Opt Out using TrueRemove™
Got this as a forward? Sign up to receive our future emails.
View this email online.
721 Cliff Drive | Santa Barbara, CA 93109 US
This email was sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To continue receiving our emails, add us to your address book.