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New CEO brings ‘grower’s perspective’ to Ventura County Farm Bureau

By   /  Friday, January 14th, 2022  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Latest news, left, Nonprofits, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on New CEO brings ‘grower’s perspective’ to Ventura County Farm Bureau

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Rubicon Theatre gets biggest donation ever, will buy visiting artists’ residence

By   /  Tuesday, January 11th, 2022  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Rubicon Theatre gets biggest donation ever, will buy visiting artists’ residence

Rubicon Theatre Company, a professional company in Ventura, has received the biggest donation in its history, some of which will go to buy a four-unit residential property to house visiting artists and performers, the company announced Jan. 11. The gifts total $2.3 million, and come from Karyn Jackson of Arcadia, a former Ventura resident; her Read More →

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Street Smarts: Direct Relief again among nation’s top charities; B of A gave $1.4M in region in 2021

By   /  Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news, Nonprofits  /  Comments Off on Street Smarts: Direct Relief again among nation’s top charities; B of A gave $1.4M in region in 2021

Direct Relief ranked No. 5 among U.S. charities in 2021 by revenue, slipping two spots even as donations totaled $1.9 billion, according to data compiled by  Forbes. United Way, Feeding America, the Salvation Army and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ranked higher than the Santa Barbara-based charity in the magazine’s annual list of 100 largest Read More →

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United Way of Ventura County CEO to step down

By   /  Tuesday, December 21st, 2021  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Nonprofits, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on United Way of Ventura County CEO to step down

Eric Harrison will leave his role as CEO and president of the United Way of Ventura County next year, after accepting the top job with the same nonprofit in Connecticut. Harrison will continue his current position through mid-February, the United Way of Ventura County said in Dec. 21 a news release. The organization said its Read More →

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Opinion: This holiday season, take care when giving to charity

By   /  Friday, December 17th, 2021  /  Government, Latest news, Nonprofits, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Opinion: This holiday season, take care when giving to charity

By Rob Bonta The holidays are all about giving, and your donations make all the difference. That’s why it is important to always take the necessary steps to protect yourself, and the donations that California charities depend on, from those who might take advantage of your generosity. As you celebrate the holiday season by supporting Read More →

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Dubroff: Region starts to build a culture of corporate giving

By   /  Friday, December 10th, 2021  /  Columns, Latest news, Nonprofits, Subscriber content  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Region starts to build a culture of corporate giving

Henry Dubroff

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CSUCI gets $10.5M from heirs of developer Bud Smith

By   /  Thursday, December 2nd, 2021  /  Education, Latest news, Nonprofits, right, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on CSUCI gets $10.5M from heirs of developer Bud Smith

A foundation created by the late Ventura County developer Martin V. “Bud” Smith and his wife has donated $10.5 million to CSU Channel Islands in Camarillo for its school of business and economics, a gift the university called “transformative.” The Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Foundation was established by Bud Smith, a philanthropist, entrepreneur Read More →

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