Santa Barbara, CA. April 1, 2014—The Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara invites you to attend and cover its Presentation of Funds Luncheon on Monday, April 28 at noon at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. (Media photo and interview opportunities begin at 11:15 a.m.) The luncheon will feature the presentation of 2013-14 grants totaling $555,000 to numerous local nonprofits. These awards mark the tenth year of Women’s Fund grants— totaling more than $4 million—to nonprofits in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria.


WHEN: Monday, April 28 at 11:15 a.m.

WHAT: Media is invited for a special pre-luncheon photo/interview opportunity with Women’s Fund grant recipients. A detailed list of recipients and other Women’s Fund information will be provided when you arrive.

WHERE: Anacapa Patio (for media and grantees only) at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, 633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara. Luncheon and program begin at noon in ballroom.

CONTACT: Please RSVP to Leslie Dinaberg, 805/452-3749,

Media is welcome to attend the luncheon as a guest of the Women’s Fund (the food and the company are always stellar), for priority seating please RSVP by April 21.

The grants, selected by the Women’s Fund’s nearly 600 members, are kept secret until announced at the luncheon (even Women’s Fund members don’t know the results until the event). The Women’s Fund is a collective volunteer donor group focused on the needs of women, children and families in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria. The concept is simple: Women’s Fund members pool their charitable donations, research critical community needs and then vote on which agencies will receive the funds collected during the year.

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Women’s Fund. Founding members will be on hand to answer questions and comment on this milestone in the organization’s history.

For additional information about the Women’s Fund visit

Media Contact: Leslie Dinaberg 805/452-3749,


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