Who: Santa Barbara Foundation, Katherine Harvey Fellows Class of 2010-2011
What: Presentation of funds to grantees and culmination of 18-month Fellows program. Funding will be awarded to AVID, Guadalupe Union Pre-K Camps, Just Communities Central Coast, Mobile Waterford, and SBCC Running Start.
When: Wednesday June 29, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Santa Barbara Foundation, 1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200
Why: Each year, the Katherine Harvey Fellows Class selects a field of interest to invest in and fundraise. This year’s c lass focused their research and funding in the field of K-12 education and high school to college transitional assistance. Through the award of one-time grants to five nonprofit agencies/school districts, the Fellows seek to strengthen the ability of students and their families in Santa Barbara County to achieve their academic goals and provide a pathway to greater opportunity. This funding focused on two objectives:
Programs that promote, support, and empower students in critical transition years (defined as pre-school to kindergarten, elementary school to junior high, junior high to high school or high school to college).
Programs that result in increased levels of parent participation by preparing parents or other caregivers as partners in their child’s educational success.
About: Santa Barbara Foundation, Katherine Harvey Fellows
The Katherine Harvey Fellows is a signature program of the Santa Barbara Foundation and is dedicated to perpetuating philanthropy throughout Santa Barbara County and to promoting community leadership. Fellows participate in an eighteen-month process to learn about various aspects of the nonprofit sector, and the role and programs of the Foundation. The Class of 2010-2011 represents the seventh such group to participate. Over 100 Fellows have graduated and gone on to serve in leadership roles in the nonprofit, corporate, and government sectors.
The Fellows efforts culminate in June when the Santa Barbara Foundation awards the group a grant to distribute to carefully researched nonprofit agencies based on criteria established during the program.