The SBCC Foundation holds a number of events each year to celebrate student success, raise funds for student support programs, scholarships, the SBCC Promise, and more, and to connect with the community.

The Foundation’s Campus Conversations features online discussions with various campus department and program leaders, followed by a Q&A. The sessions will introduce you to the many departments and programs that make SBCC not only a top-rated educational institution, but also a significant driver of a healthy and vibrant South Coast region. Join us!

Every year in May, the SBCC Scholarship Reception is held on the West Campus Meadow. Students, families and friends, faculty and administrators come together celebrate the scholarship recipients and their hard work.

The SBCC Foundation’s second annual Spring Forward! Gala was held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 ~ thank you to all who joined us! Reinvented as a virtual event, the Spring Forward! Gala celebrated Santa Barbara City College and the many ways it serves, educates, and inspires students and our community. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, donors, and everyone who joined us for the second annual Spring Forward! Gala celebrating SBCC. The outpouring of support was incredible, as we witnessed once again how vital SBCC is to our community.

The annual Spring Forward gala raises funds for student success – the SBCC Foundation’s inaugural gala on Saturday, April 27, 2019 was one for the record books! It was held on the beautiful Santa Barbara City College campus, in the Sports Pavilion, which was transformed into an elegant venue by Merryl Brown Events. Attendees enjoyed an exquisite dinner prepared and served by the renowned Seasons Catering, with assistance from SBCC Culinary Arts students.