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BEtheCAUSElogo Thank you to our 2017 BE the CAUSE Donors!

President's Club

Pamela A. Perkins-Dwyer


Ambassador's Club - Ruby

Elaine K. Mah Best

Carrie L. Hughes

Catherine L. Kort


Ambassador's Club - Sapphire

Lauren Amundson

Rebecca Anderson

Stephen C. Baker

Barbara Ben-Horin

Rich Block

Fahim S. Farag

Gretchen A. Hewlett

Trina Hudson

Dena Jenson

Karen Kawaguchi

Molly Kemper

Andrea McFarling

Rebecca Merrell, CFRE

Hannah Miller

Hilary Molina

Grace Robinson

Mary Schmitz

Madeline Serrano Sattler

Katherine Wertheim, CFRE

Heidi Whitcomb

Heidi Whitman, CFRE

Marc Wilde, CFRE

Debbie Williams

Steve Willmont


Friends of the Foundation

Lauren Arzu

Blackbaud Good Takeover Match

Ashley Brown

Tanya G. Gonzales, CFRE

Amber Landis-Stover

Michael Padden-Rubin

Patricia Schwartz

Stephanie Wilson, CFRE

Empower, Strengthen, Transform - describe WHAT you do as a fundraiser and WHY you do it. You empower others to give their resources and their time. You strengthen your organization. You transform your community.  As a fundraiser, each and every day, the important work you do demonstrates that you are a leader in effecting change in our Ventura and Santa Barbara communities, making our region a much better place for us all.

When you give to the annual BE the CAUSE campaign, benefiting both our chapter and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy, you are leveraging change for our whole industry by:

  •  Empowering fundraisers by providing opportunities for training, networking, mentoring and research;
  • Strengthening nonprofit organizations by practicing ethical and effective fundraising, and
  • Transforming society by connecting donors and volunteers with causes they value.


Please BE the CAUSE today and make your donation by December 31. Thank you to those of you who have already made a gift and thank you to those of you who will make a gift today.

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To get involved with BE the CAUSE Campaign planning, contact:

Elaine K. Mah Best

Director of Development & Proud Supporter, Santa Barbara Zoo

(805) 962-5339 x109  

(805) 962-1673