We are a group of local Santa Barbarans who are committed to supporting local veterans!
Six years ago, after Jerry Farmer, of War Torn Productions, LLC held his first Salute To The Vets at the Breaktime Bar & Grill in Goleta, California The 1st Annual Salute To The Vets brought together local veterans and their families, along with members of the community to honor service men and women who have fought to preserve our freedom. The 1st Annual Salute To The Vets raised money for local veterans programs. A group of like-minded individuals who volunteered to bring the 1st Annual Salute to the Vets began thinking about how to expand on the success of that first event. From those discussions, Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation was born, a non-profit organization dedicated to support and helping our local veterans and keep the money in our own backyard.
There are numerous foundations across the country supporting our veterans but the goal for SBVF is to keep the money at home and support those groups and organizations that provide a great service to our local veterans. Many of these programs generally go unnoticed and in most cases, don’t even ask for the money. SBVF promises that all monies raised will be distributed only within Tri-County area, so that we keep the dollars at home. None of the officers or board members takes any salary and declares to use all the funds raised where it’s needed, right here.
IN RECOGNITION OF THE BRAVERY AND SACRIFICE OF ALL U.S. MEN AND WOMEN PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
Founders: Henry & Dundie Schulte
President Emeritas : Ronnie Shahbazian
Vice-President: Jerry Farmer
Treasurer: Lesley Torgeson
Secretary: Alana Hazard
Santa Barbara Veterans Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non Profit - Tax ID: 46-4856241