Montecito Billionaire Harold Simmons Dies at 82: Texas businessman was a major benefactor locally, including generous support of Westmont College and Unity Shoppe

In 2010, they donated $1 million to Westmont’s “Bright Hope for Tomorrow” campaign, which helped provide funding for the Adams Center for the Visual Arts, Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics, athletic fields, a new observatory and other master plan improvements. Also in 2010, they gave $500,000 to Unity Shoppe and they recently gave $100,000 to Casa Esperanza, the cash-strapped homeless shelter on Santa Barbara’s Lower Eastside. more

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