October 3, 2022
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Good Works: Stollmeyer to match Boys & Girls Clubs donations

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Rick Stollmeyer, the founder of the San Luis Obispo software firm Mindbody, will match donations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast up to $300,000, the nonprofit announced Sept. 13.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Mid Central Coast has clubs throughout San Luis Obispo County and northern Santa Barbara County. It offers a variety of after-school programs with a focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or STEAM.

Stollmeyer, who has left Mindbody and is now the CEO of the drone company Inspired Flight Technologies, has pledged to match donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis for the rest of 2022. His donations will help establish the Stollmeyer Boys & Girls Club scholarship, for club members who want to attend Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo or Alan Hancock College in Santa Maria.

VCCU FOUNDATION GIVES NEARLY $50K

The Foundation of VCCU, a nonprofit established by Ventura County Credit Union, recently gave $47,500 to 10 nonprofits in the county.

The recipients were: Reel Guppy Outdoors; Fit 4 the Cause; Ventura Family YMCA; Coalition for Family Harmony; For the Need Foundation; National Disaster Search Dog Foundation; Andrea Grace Soter-Simonson Memorial Foundation; Ojai Unified School District Family Fund; Housing Trust Fund Ventura County; and Community Action of Ventura County.

VCCU established the foundation in 2015, and since then it has awarded around $300,000 to nonprofits in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

NONPROFIT MOVES: GUADALUPE DUNES

The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, a natural history museum in Guadalupe, has hired a new executive director and elected a new executive board.

The new executive director is L. Erika Weber. The board president for the 2022-23 year is Jennifer Harrison. Brian Billones is the vice president, Robert Cooks in the board secretary, and Jim Corridan is the board treasurer.

The Dunes Center works to conserve the unique ecosystem of the Guadalupe area’s coastal dunes through education, research and stewardship. It has a display of artifacts from the filming of Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 “The Ten Commandments” in the dunes, and also leads community hikes and classroom education programs.

NONPROFIT MOVES: PAGE YOUTH CENTER

Page Youth Center, a nonprofit youth sports facility in Santa Barbara, has named Aaron Martinez as its new executive director. Martinez has developed youth programming for the Montecito Family YMCA and has coached basketball for high school and club teams in the Santa Barbara area.

NONPROFIT MOVES: CALM

CALM, or Child Abuse Listening Mediation, has named Adolfo Garcia as its new chief operating officer. He has been with the Santa Barbara-based nonprofit for the past 18 years, in roles including therapist, forensic interviewer, Lompoc program manager, North County regional manager, and director of clinical operations. In his new role, he will continue to oversee clinical operations, as well as human resources and finance.