Who: The Corporate Philanthropy Roundtable (CPR) in partnership with the Santa Barbara Foundation.

What: CPR kicks off 2013 with its first roundtable discussion, A CEO’s Journey in Philanthropy, featuring Angel R. Martinez, CEO, president, and chairman of the board for Deckers Outdoor Corporation.

When: Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Where: Santa Barbara Club, 1105 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara.

Why: CPR continues to develop a group of thought-leaders who help to conceptualize the direction, priorities, and strategies vital to initiating community-wide impact. Transformational change begins with thinking about new opportunities and approaches to create possibilities and partnerships beyond existing frameworks.

To kick off 2013, CPR invites local business leaders to join Angel R. Martinez, CEO, president, and chairman of the board for Deckers Outdoor Corporation, as he discusses the impact of corporate philanthropy. Angel will share his personal and professional journey in the creation of a robust corporate giving culture in a highly competitive environment.

About: CPR’s mission is to build avenues for Santa Barbara County businesses to generate enduring community investment strategies. CPR enhances, inspires, and honors the generosity of businesses that assist in fulfilling the needs of the nonprofit sector. Through forums and roundtable settings, CPR engages small, medium, and large businesses in a community-wide approach to business development and corporate citizenship.

The Santa Barbara Foundation is the founding partner of the Corporate Philanthropy Roundtable and continues to support its mission, strategies and outreach. This community foundation was established in 1928 to enrich the lives of the people of Santa Barbara County through philanthropy. As one of the largest private sources of funding for area nonprofits, agencies, and college bound students, the foundation builds and facilitates philanthropy through donor partnerships; invests in nonprofits to strengthen the nonprofit sector; and identifies and strategically addresses important community needs to solve problems. Guided by compassion for the most vulnerable and those most in need of help, excellence in what it supports and with whom it partners, and integrity with a focus on stewardship and transparency, the Santa Barbara Foundation is invested in a more vibrant, engaged, and meaningfully connected Santa Barbara County…for all.

Media Contact: For more coverage information, or to RSVP for the event, please contact Santa Barbara Foundation Communications and Marketing Manager Jessica Tade by calling (805) 880-9391 or emailing jtade@sbfoundation.org.


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