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Giving Tuesday checks bolster Ventura County groups

By   /  Friday, December 5th, 2014  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Subscriber content, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Giving Tuesday checks bolster Ventura County groups

The Gene Haas Foundation gave away hundreds of thousands of dollars to community groups including schools and food banks at its Giving Tuesday event, held Dec. 2 at the Haas Automation headquarters in Oxnard.

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The greatest story, retold: Uncovering DeMille’s masterpiece

By   /  Friday, November 28th, 2014  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on The greatest story, retold: Uncovering DeMille’s masterpiece

Remnants of Cecil DeMille’s 1923 film “The Ten Commandments” were hidden away for years in the shifting sands of the Guadalupe-Nipomo dunes. But recently some of the massive plaster sphinxes used during the monumental production have revealed themselves thanks to fortunate winds.

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Giving back: Montecito Bank & Trust gifts nonprofits $1 million

By   /  Monday, November 24th, 2014  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Giving back: Montecito Bank & Trust gifts nonprofits $1 million

For the 12th consecutive year, Montecito Bank & Trust kicked off Thanksgiving week with $1 million in corporate gifts to regional nonprofits. Precisely 184 organizations received checks at a Nov. 24 luncheon at the Coral Casino at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara Biltmore under a program that the region’s biggest privately owned bank calls “Community Read More →

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Santa Barbara, Ventura County philanthropists honored

By   /  Friday, November 14th, 2014  /  Features, Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara, Ventura County philanthropists honored

Several area businesses and individuals took home awards for their philanthropic contributions at the Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara and Ventura counties chapter 2014 National Philanthropy Day luncheon held Nov. 13 at the Ventura Beach Marriott. Montectio Bank & Trust, one of the oldest and largest locally owned banks in the region, was named Read More →

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The business of aid: Direct Relief adapts corporate strategy

By   /  Friday, November 7th, 2014  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on The business of aid: Direct Relief adapts corporate strategy

In 2013, Direct Relief provided $346 million in humanitarian aid to 69 counties including the United States. That work accounted for 5,552 shipments of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and medical equipment — a more than 500 shipment increase over 2012’s total.

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O’Connor recalls barriers women attorneys faced

By   /  Friday, October 31st, 2014  /  Features, Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on O’Connor recalls barriers women attorneys faced

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, recalled during an appearance at Cal State Channel Islands that in order to land her first job as an attorney after graduating high in her class at Stanford Law School, she offered to work for free and share Read More →

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Casa Pacifica expansion nears goal

By   /  Friday, October 10th, 2014  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Casa Pacifica expansion nears goal

With about $13.8 million raised so far, Casa Pacifica, the Camarillo-based center that offers services and shelter for abused and neglected youth is just $3 million shy of a board-approved ground breaking to dramatically expand its facilities.

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