With the season for giving upon us, we take pride in recognizing the honorees at the National Philanthropy Day Awards across the region. On Nov. 16, the Museum of Ventura County in downtown Ventura will host the Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Barbara/Ventura awards at an in-person program beginning at 4 p.m. On Nov. 18, Read More →
By Bruce DeBoskey The charity “grand bargain” in the United States allows nonprofit organizations to perform charitable, religious, educational and scientific duties for the “public good,” often relieving government from performing those same functions. In return for their contribution to the public good, nonprofits are deemed tax-exempt organizations, which means they typically don’t pay income, Read More →
Opinion: 4 questions answered about the Supreme Court striking down California’s nonprofit donor disclosure requirements
By Dana Brakman Reiser, Brooklyn Law School The Supreme Court tossed out a California law requiring nonprofits to report their major donors to state officials. In a 6-3 ruling, the court said the law, intended to fight fraud, subjected donors to potential harassment and violated their First Amendment rights. Dana Brakman Reiser, a legal scholar Read More →
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The Hogan family has announced the death of Pleasant Holidays co-founder Lynn Hogan at age 92. According to a post from the magazine Travel Weekly, she died Nov. 24 in Thousand Oaks, and her death was announced in mid-December. With her husband, Ed Hogan, she founded a small travel agency in Point Pleasant, New Jersey Read More →
When Sherwood Cares Foundation, the charity arm of Sherwood Country Club, handed out a new round of community grants on Nov. 15, a portion of the funds came via an unexpected PGA Tour event that landed at the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in October.
The tri-county region has lost its reopening rhythm. Surging cases, more aid for small businesses and the possibility of new lockdowns remained dominant themes across the region, where Santa Barbara County is lagging behind Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. Santa Barbara County paused reopening efforts on June 18, following an uptick of active COVID-19 Read More →