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Bobbi Abram to Lead City College Foundation as CEO – Noozhawk
(March 23, 2024)

Bobbi Abram Joins Santa Barbara City College Foundation as Chief Executive Officer – SB Independent
(March 22, 2024)

Santa Barbara City College Foundation names new CEO – KEYT
(March 22, 2024)

The SBCC Foundation – Montecito Journal
(March 14, 2024)

Celebrating the Success of the SBCC Promise – Noozhawk
(December 11,2023)

Seven Years of Kept Promises – S.B. Independent
(November 16, 2023)

Santa Barbara City College Foundation – Montecito Journal Giving List
(November 9, 2023)

Mr. Green Goes to Sacramento – Montecito Journal
(October 24, 2023)

Geoff Green Stepping Down as CEO of Santa Barbara City College Foundation – SB Independent
(October 10, 2023)

SBCC Foundation CEO Geoff Green Accepts New Position at CalNonprofits – Noozhawk
October 10, 2023

SBCC Scholarships 2023-2024 – SB Independent (8-page insert)
(PDF on website) June 29, 2023

SBCC Moving Forward – Montecito Journal
(May 25, 2023)

Rotary Club of Montecito Gives $12,500 in Career Technical Scholarships to Santa Barbara City College Students – S.B. Independent
(May 9, 2023)

Rotary Club of Montecito awards $12,500 in vocational scholarships to SBCC students – KEYT
(May 8, 2023)

SBCC Promise Alumna Elizabeth Salazar Shares How The Program Helped Her Achieve Many of Her Goals – Noozhawk
(November 30, 2022)

Making College Degrees Affordable and Accessible – The Giving List (Montecito Journal)
(November 26, 2022)

Local Heroes – S.B. Independent 
(November 23, 2022)

Society Matters | SBCC Foundation Hosts Donor Reception – S.B. Independent
(November 23, 2022)

The Promise of Free Education Is Alive and Well – S.B. Independent
(November 10, 2022)

Mayor Rowse Recognizes Employers Supporting the Disability Community – edhat Santa Barbara
(October 28, 2022)

Mayor Rowse gives awards to local employers – Santa Barbara News-Press
(October 27, 2022)

SBCC Foundation Springs Forward – Montecito Journal
(June 7, 2022)

SBCC Foward! – Montecito Journal
(May 19, 2022)

Colleges see significant gifts from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott – Pacific Coast Business Times
(January 28, 2022)

College is Covered at Santa Barbara City College – S.B. Independent
(November 18, 2021)

Shining a Light on the Power of Community College – Montecito Journal
(November 4, 2021)

Blockbuster Gifts Can Change the Game for California Community Colleges – Montecito Journal
(October 29, 2021) (also in the 2022 Giving List)

SBCC Foundation Holds President’s Circle Fall Reception – S.B. Independent
(October 7, 2021)

Setting the Standard: SBCC Foundation Creates Opportunity – Montecito Journal
(September 23, 2021)

A ‘Forceful Voice’ for Community Colleges – Inside Higher Ed
(September 21, 2021)

2021 Golden Leaf Award presented to Santa Barbara Ecological and Edible Garden Project – KEYT (August 26, 2021)

Santa Barbara Beautiful Honors Three Local Projects – Santa Barbara News Press (August 24, 2021)

805 Focus: SBCC Foundation – Interview with Geoff Green, CEO (August 24, 2021)

SBCC hosts signing day for Promise grant recipients – Santa Barbara News Press (August 13, 2021)

SBCC Foundation Welcomes Four New Members to its Board of Directors – SB Independent (August 11, 2021)

SBCC Receives $20 Million Donation from American Author, Philanthropist – S.B. Independent (June 16, 2021)

Santa Barbara City College Receives $20 Million Gift – edhat Santa Barbara (June 15, 2021)

Keeping the Promise at Santa Barbara City College – S.B. Independent (May 6, 2021)
Special Insert in S.B. Independent – SBCC Scholarships 2021-2022

SBCC Nursing Students Volunteer at Community Vaccine Clinic – Noozhawk
(Salute to Nurses section: April, 2021 – April, 2022)

SBCC Foundation and Explore Ecology Receive $100,000 EPA Grant – S.B. Independent (April 19, 2021)

EPA grant funds community garden project – Santa Barbara News-Press (April 19, 2021)

SBCC Foundation Receives Generous Gift – Montecito Journal (March 4, 2021)

SBCC FOUNDATION RECEIVES $375,000 TO BENEFIT SBCC MUSIC – EdHat Santa Barbara (March 1, 2021)

Anonymous donation strikes a chord with music department – SBCC Channels (Feb. 26, 2021)

Santa Barbara City College music receives $375,000 – Santa Barbara News Press (Feb. 10, 2021)

Santa Barbara City College ready to help meet Jill Biden’s goal to have free community colleges nationwide – KEYT (February 10, 2021)

$375,000 Gift From Anonymous Patrons is Music to Ears of SBCC Music Department – Noozhawk (Feb. 9, 2021)

Just In Time – SBCC Atkinson Gallery and SBCC Foundation Receive $100,000 Grant from Getty Foundation – Montecito Journal (February 4, 2021)

Keeping the Promise of Higher Education – Voice Magazine / CASA (January 8, 2021)

Pandemic Transforms the Way Nonprofit Organizations Pitch Their Fundraising Initiatives – Noozhawk (Nov. 30, 2020)

The Promise of Higher Education – Montecito Journal, The Giving List: Santa Barbara (Nov. 23, 2020)

SBCC Foundation Delivers the Promise – SB Independent (Nov. 18, 2020)

SBCC Foundation Awards Scholarships for 2020-2021 Academic Year – Voice Magazine, September 11, 2020)

SBCC Foundation Awards $1 Million in Scholarships For 2020-21 Academic Year – Noozhawk, September 9, 2020

SBCC Promise…Four Years of Success – Montecito Magazine, Summer-Fall 2020
(PDF version)

SBCC Foundation Helps Hundreds of Students With Financial Burden – Montecito Journal, July 23, 2020

The Advancement Angle: Shining Brightest Through Our Darkest Hours,
Advancement plays a pivotal role in supporting institutions’ impact – CASE, July 22, 2020

In Time of COVID-19, ‘SBCC Promise’ Continues to Draw Students – Noozhawk, July 7, 2020

Rotary Club of Montecito Gives $12,500 in Scholarships to City College Students – Noozhwak, June 29, 2020

SBCC Nursing Students: Smart, Prepared, and Thankful – Noozhawk, May 6, 2020

$2-million in urgent grant money given to Santa Barbara City College students for crisis relief – KEYT, April 28, 2020

Interview with SBCC Foundation CEO Geoff Green by Cynder Sinclair of NonprofitKinect, February 22, 2020 – TVSB (video below)

The SBCC Promise’s Culinary Class – S.B. Independent, Nov. 6, 2019

A band saw, a drill press and $2.3 million. College celebrates largest donation ever as ‘transformative’
– LA Times (SBCC Foundation CEO Geoff Green quoted), Oct. 14, 2019

The S.B. Questionnaire: Scott Vincent – S.B. Independent, Sept. 15, 2019

Food-Rescue Program to Feed Hungry Students – SB Independent, June 17, 2019

New Grant Aims To Feed Needy Students At Two Colleges On South And Central Coast – KCLU, June 17, 2019

Community Environmental Council Receives Food Rescue Grant and Partners with SBCC and Allan Hancock College to Feed Hungry Students – SB Independent, June 13, 2019

Hungry SBCC, Hancock Students Get Help From $116,000 Cal Recycle Grant – Noozhawk, June 13, 2019

SBCC Foundation’s Gala Raises $425,000 – VOICE Magazine, June 7, 2019

Donors Spring for $425,000 to Help SBCC at Foundation’s Spring Forward! Gala – Noozhawk, June 6, 2019

SBCC Foundation Hosts President’s Circle Garden Party – Santa Barbara Independent, May 30, 2019

Spring Has Sprung – SBCC Foundation Gala – Montecito Journal, May 19, 2019

Rotary Club of Montecito Gives $12,500 in Scholarships to SBCC Students – Noozhawk, May 8, 2019

SBCC Foundation hosts first Spring Forward gala, fundraiser – SBCC Channels, April 28, 2019