SBCC Foundation’s 4th Annual Spring Forward! Gala
The SBCC Foundation’s 4th annual Spring Forward! Gala will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the beautiful Great Meadow of SBCC’s West Campus. All are welcome to join us for a spectacular evening celebrating our community’s college and raising funds for the SBCC Promise, student success programs, scholarships, emergency grants, and more.
Gala guests will enjoy a cocktail reception with curated signature drinks and hors d’oeuvres, a delectable multicourse dinner with locally sourced ingredients and unforgettable entertainment, all while enjoying the incredible backdrop of the SBCC campus and Pacific Ocean.
We look forward to celebrating the many ways SBCC enhances life in our region—from making the SBCC Promise possible, to producing exceptional theater and art exhibits, to offering a wide array of education programs for the entire community.
Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available—please visit the Spring Forward! Gala website for more information.
Spring Forward! Gala 2022
Chief Development Officer: Sarah Stretz
The SBCC Foundation has provided Santa Barbara City College with private philanthropic support since 1976, serving as the vehicle through which individuals and organizations may invest in the college and its students. As an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization and partner to SBCC, the SBCC Foundation provides more than $5 million annually for student success programs, scholarships, book grants, emergency funds, and other critical needs of the college. For more than four decades, the resources raised and managed by the SBCC Foundation have supported SBCC students as they prepare for careers, transfer to four-year universities, and pursue lifelong learning goals.
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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s director of development and/or Executive Director.
I was fortunate to be an SBCC Promise student during my first two years at SBCC. Without it, I would not have gone to college. As a first-generation student, it was hard to navigate college, and the thought of paying thousands of dollars for classes, starting fresh out of high school, did not seem realistic. With the Promise, I was fortunate to not have to work to pay for my classes, which allowed me to focus on school. It was a privilege.
Your Donations Can Put a Student Through Two Years of College
Donations to the Santa Barbara City College Foundation provide much needed support for students as they prepare for careers, transfer to four-year universities, and pursue lifelong learning goals. The Foundation is working to make the SBCC Promise a permanent offering through the support of generous donors, while continuing to improve and expand access to a greater share of the Santa Barbara community. The cost of one student’s participation in the SBCC Promise varies with the student and their course of study, but currently ranges between $2,750 and $5,500.
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