Timed with the release of this week’s cover story on The Santa Barbara Independent, Mayor Helene Schneider today announced the names of the 19 individuals who will serve as the board of directors for the Bellosguardo Foundation.
The nonprofit foundation, which was formed with the help of the New York Public Administrator’s office and the N.Y. Attorney General’s Charitable Division Bureau, will work to determine the future of Bellosguardo, the bluff top estate overlooking Santa Barbara’s East Beach that was owned by the late heiress Huguette Clark. Clark died in 2011 at the age of 104, and, in her will, directed that this iconic property be used for the fostering and promotion of the arts.
According to the official press release, the 19 individuals are:
Stephen Clark: Vice President & General Counsel J Paul Getty Trust
Joshua Conviser: Author/Film Producer
Robert Day: Chairman, Keck Foundation; Chairman, Trust Company of the West
Ian Devine: Clark Family Representative
Perri Harcourt: Investor/Community Philanthropist
Jim Hurley: Retired Attorney for the late Huguette Clark
Peter Jordano: President/CEO Jordano’s Inc.
Morris Jurkowitz: Investor/Community Philanthropist
Robert Lieff: Of Counsel/Founder, Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein, LLP
Diane McQuarie: Co-Founder MapFrame [Ret.]
Sandi Nicholson: Community Philanthropist
Jack Overall: Dantz Development Corporation [Ret.]/Community Philanthropist
Charles Patrizia: Corcoran Gallery Representative
Jim Petrovich: Investor/Community Philanthropist
Ron Pulice: Former Chair/CEO, Pulice Construction/Community Philanthropist
Joan Rutkowski: Retired Opera singer/Community Philanthropist
Gary Tobey: President, Haworth Marketing & Media Company
Anne Smith Towbes: Community Philanthropist
Dick Wolf: Film and Television Producer
There is still much to be worked out between Clark’s estate and tax collectors, a process that is expected to take at least another year. The estate will continue to manage the property during that time.