Anti-Defamation League of SB 

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ADL Adds Exceptional Community Leaders to its Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties Board

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Fighting Hate for Good

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Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties
Phone: (805) 564-6670
Regional Director: Dan Meisel


The Anti-Defamation League’s Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties Office serves Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties. The office is located in Santa Barbara, California.
The Santa Barbara Tri-Counties region is dedicated, as is ADL nationally and internationally, to combating all forms of hatred and bigotry by investigating and exposing extremism, protecting as well as advocating for civil rights and religious freedom, educating on how to promote diversity and respect through our many programs and resources and by fostering interfaith relations. We handle victim complaints of all forms of discrimination. Our Educational Programs are well known and highly regarded throughout the Tri-Counties.

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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.

Protecting the Rights of Everyone

“Twenty years ago we and a small group of people secured the funding to open our Tri-Counties Regional office with the idea that our board would be comprised of members of our community from a range of backgrounds and ethnicities. We were driven by ADL’s mission, and we are proud of the work ADL has done to defend the right of everyone to participate fully and safely in our community and to educate adults and students about harmful impacts of bias, bullying, hate speech, and discrimination in schools, on the internet, and in the workplace. ADL talks the talk and walks the walk.”
Steve and Cindy Lyons – former Regional Board Chair and, with Cindy, among the Co-Founders of the Tri-Counties Officer

Local and National Impact

ADL’s Santa Barbara office offers donors myriad ways to invest in eradicating hate and bigotry both locally and nationally.
Whether investing in its “No Place for Hate” programming in local schools, countering extremism nationwide, or supporting local incident response, ADL offers pathways for donors to stand up for the organization’s core beliefs: to protect all marginalized groups from the devastating impacts of extremism, reduce bias in individuals through education, and create an environment of laws and norms where all groups are treated fairly, and hate has no home.
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A Board Standing Together

Brook Ashley
Ralph Baxter
Janice Brown
Julianna and Tom Dain
John Daly
Jason Saltoun-Ebin
Gayle Eidelson
David Edelman
Aaron Ettenberg
Andee Gaines
Mark Goldstein
Daniel Hochma
Shirley Ann Hurley
Judi Koper
Cindy and Steve Lyons
Joni Meisel
Natalie Myerson
Deborah Naish
Josh Narva
Susan Rose
Roz Rosin
Rob Skinner and Meghan White-Skinner
Marina Stephens
Sissy Taran
Leah Temkin
Gail Teton-Landis
Leslie White
Rachel Wilson