Community Leaders Luncheon

The Community Leaders Luncheon is an annual event that brings together Santa Barbara’s leaders and Scholarship Foundation supporters to celebrate the importance of education. Selected speakers share their own education experiences and highlight the important role the Scholarship Foundation plays in helping deserving students pursue their dreams of higher education.

Jessica Zamora

Some 350 people attended the 2019 Community Leaders Luncheon, which took place December 6 at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Featured speakers included Mosher Foundation President and CEO Edward Birch, and Jessica Zamora, a Scholarship Foundation recipient and student at California State University Channel Islands. Foundation Board Chair Christie Glanville also addressed attendees, as did Foundation President and CEO Victoria Juarez.

Ms. Zamora, an aspiring teacher, captured the spirit of the occasion in her remarks: “I want to thank the Scholarship Foundation again. To all the donors here this afternoon, thank you for seeing the potential in all of us. By giving these awards, you change the trajectory of the whole community. Thank you for investing in our community.”

The Community Leaders Luncheon is an invitation-only event. For more information, contact Donor Relations Manager Nicole Jones at (805) 687-6065 or [email protected].