Candace Winkler Named CEO


Candace Winkler Named CEO

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The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara has selected a president and chief executive officer following a six-month nationwide search. The new president and CEO will join SFSB, the largest community-based scholarship provider in the country, at the beginning of July.

Candace Winkler is a seasoned nonprofit professional with more than 13 years of experience leading a state-wide community foundation and a regional nonprofit organization where she managed staff and directed development, programming, marketing and daily operations.

“The Scholarship Foundation’s board of directors and staff organized a Strategic Visioning Team and a Search Committee who have worked in thoughtful cooperation for the last nine months to identify and select Candace Winkler as our new President and CEO,” said Janet Garufis, chair of the board. “The Board of Directors is confident that Winkler will add exciting new layers of progress on top of the

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    • In 2016, we provided 3,016 scholarships totaling $8.74 million.


    • In 2016, we provided financial aid advising services to more than 45,000 students and families in our County.


    • The Scholarship Foundation does not charge an administrative fee to scholarship fund donors. 100% of contributions to support scholarships goes directly to deserving students.