Ten Santa Barbara community leaders have become founding members of the newly established Westmont Foundation.
Larry Crandell chairs the group, and the others include : Stewart Abercrombie, Marguerite Berti, Sharon Clenet, Pier A. Gherini, Jr., Gerd Jordano, Robert Kallman, Timothy Tremblay, Adele Wilkie, and David Yager.
“I’m excited that some of the most important people in Santa Barbara are willing to support Westmont, which has for many years ranked among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country,” notes Larry Crandell. “Westmont students, who make contributions to the community that range from internships to participating in Montecito Beautification Day, have developed quite a following in the area. We look forward to supporting their activities and helping the future of the college be even greater than its past.”
The new foundation will provide leadership in four areas: promoting and supporting the college and its program; strengthening the natural link between Westmont and the Montecito and Santa Barbara communities; raising private financial support for Westmont; and enabling the college to improve the quality of its campus.