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 →
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 →
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 →
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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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 →
People’s Self-Help Housing, the longest-serving affordable housing nonprofit on the Central Coast, has received a $50,000 grant from Bank of America to scale its programs. The grant, announced by People’s Self-Help on Dec. 1, is part of Bank of America’s 2021 Neighborhood Champion program. Women’s Economic Ventures, a Santa Barbara-based nonprofit, received one of the Read More →