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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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The Nobel effect: UCSB laureates have a big impact on regional economy

By   /  Friday, October 10th, 2014  /  Latest news, Nonprofits, Small Business, South Coast, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on The Nobel effect: UCSB laureates have a big impact on regional economy

The list of Nobel laureates at UCSB continues to grow and with it so do the number of tech company startups spun-out of the university.

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Stollmeyer family gives $1M to French Hospital

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  Central Coast, Health Care, Nonprofits, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Stollmeyer family gives $1M to French Hospital

Mindbody CEO Rick Stollmeyer and his ex-wife are making a $1 million gift to French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. Rick Stollmeyer, co-founder and chief executive of SLO-based software firm Mindbody, and Lori Stollmeyer Ryan made the gift to support the hospital’s “Well into the Future” campaign, which includes the expansion and remodel Read More →

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United Way honors Ventura County, energy executive

By   /  Friday, September 19th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Nonprofits, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on United Way honors Ventura County, energy executive

United Way of Ventura County honored area energy executive Scott Corby and the county of Ventura with two of its top awards at its annual Spirit of Community Partnership Awards. Corby received the Milton M. Teague Award and county employees received the Roy Pinkerton award. More than 1,000 county employees contributed more than $100,000 to Read More →

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