Philanthropist Michael Towbes to Receive Westmont Medal

Michael Towbes, one of Santa Barbara’s leading philanthropists, will receive the Westmont Medal at commencement, returning to the college’s newly renovated Russell Carr Field at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8. Last year, construction and rebuilding from the Tea Fire forced the graduation ceremony off campus. Towbes, chairman of The Towbes Group and Montecito Bank & Trust and chief financial officer of The Towbes Foundation, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University, and he attended graduate school at MIT. more

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