Foundation for Santa Barbara City College Kicks off 2013 Campaign for Student Success with New Theme: “Show us Your Love”

The entire community is invited to attend the free kick-off event and the evening promises to close with a moment to remember!

The Campaign for Student Success is a volunteer-driven effort to raise funds for Santa Barbara City College and our students. The campaign seeks to raise $1,000,000 in six weeks from 5,000 donors, with matching funds from a major donor(s). The theme for this year’s campaign is “Show Us Your Love” created by volunteers and SBCC alumni to reflect their feelings about the College.

The Campaign is part of the Foundation’s effort to meet the growing demand for financial aid for SBCC students, raising funds for scholarships, book grants, tutoring and child care. The high-energy Campaign includes a six-week phone-a-thon implemented by a network of Foundation directors, staff, students, volunteers and community leaders. Last year’s Campaign for Student Success raised over $800,000.

“Without the aid of community members, some students are forced to drop out of school due to the ever-increasing dollars-per-unit cost of tuition,” Foundation for Santa Barbara City College Executive Director Vanessa Patterson said. “As state funding for education is dwindling, efforts by the community to financially support Santa Barbara City College students are ever more important.

“People really are beginning to see the linkages between educating students who live and work in Santa Barbara and a thriving community,” said Patterson. “Preparing students for the local workforce benefits us all.”

The Campaign is the most important initiative that the Foundation embarks upon to raise funds for critical programs and student support – so that all Santa Barbara County residents who want to attend college can do so, regardless of their income.

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About Foundation for Santa Barbara City College:

The Foundation for Santa Barbara City College funds programs and scholarships directly benefitting students at Santa Barbara City College. Formed by a group of community leaders, the Foundation is committed to making higher education attainable for all in the Santa Barbara community. For more information, call (805) 730-4401 or visit


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