Santa Barbara Beautiful

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Santa Barbara Beautiful

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(805) 965-8867
Board Secretary: Susan M. Bradley


The purpose of Santa Barbara Beautiful is to stimulate community interest and action toward the enhancement of Santa Barbara’s beauty as a complement to current and future government and private activity.

Begin to Build a Relationship

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.

Now in its 12th year, Pianos on State is an interactive musical experience that takes place in downtown Santa Barbara during Arts and Humanities Month. Santa Barbara Beautiful has been a major sponsor and champion of this public art project since its inception. Pianos on State appreciates how Santa Barbara Beautiful’s support has inspired creativity and spontaneity for all to enjoy. We are so grateful for their visionary and steadfast support of this popular program as it has grown over the years.
Casey Caldwell
Managing Director
of the Community Arts Workshop

Planting Seeds of Beauty

Since its inception in 1965, Santa Barbara Beautiful has been actively involved in promoting and supporting the planting of trees along Santa Barbara’s streets.

The nonprofit administers the Commemorative Tree Program for qualified new and existing city street trees. Sponsorship with a commemorative plaque gives donors an opportunity to support the urban forest and create a lasting tribute. To date, Santa Barbara Beautiful, in partnership with the Urban Forestry Division of the City of Santa Barbara, has funded the planting of over 13,000 street trees.

In addition to the Commemorative Tree program, Santa Barbara Beautiful rounds out their annual budget through memberships, private donations, and Legacy gifts. In supporting the organization, donors contribute to keeping the county beautiful through the planting of trees, the funding of art in public places, the restoration of community landmarks, and the nurturing of cultural and educational programs.

Key Supporters

2021 Board of Directors:
Deborah L. Schwartz, President
Santos Escobar, Vice President and Treasurer
Jeffrey Sipress, Vice President IT
Susan M. Bradley, Secretary
Jacqueline Dyson, Assistant Secretary
Suzanne Fairly
David Gress
Penny Haberman
Lori Kari
Kate Kurlas
Kerry Methner
Robert Ooley
Ellen Robinson
Caroline Rutledge
Leslee Sipress
Nathan Slack
Mark Whitehurst