In Memoriam: Edward and Barbara Vernon

25
Oct
2016

In Memoriam: Edward and Barbara Vernon

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Edward “Ed” Vernon and his wife, Barbara, were supporters of the Scholarship Foundation for 31 years. The community of Santa Barbara was saddened by the loss of this generous couple who passed within just days of each other last February.

25
Oct
2016

Champion of Education: Michael Towbes

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“The world has changed over the years but a good education is something which remains with you your entire life, and a good education keeps getting more and more expensive.” —MICHAEL TOWBES

Mr. Towbes’ commitment to higher education and long-standing support of the Scholarship Foundation are unparalleled. In 1962, Mr. Towbes joined the Scholarship Foundation’s first board of directors and in the first three years of his tenure, along with legendary board member and first executive director Carolyn Ferguson, he interviewed over 100 local students. He remains an Honorary Board Member to this day and continues to support the Scholarship Foundation through two funds: the Towbes Foundation Honors Scholarship and the Gail Towbes Community Service Award. Gail Towbes, Mr. Towbes’ first wife, who passed away in 1996, joined the board in 1975 and eventually volunteered for the position of the Scholarship Foundation’s

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

     

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