Founding Committee

Founding Committee

In 2004 Carol Palladini and eleven women joined together to found the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara; the first year the organization had 68 members. The original model, based on a simple premise, remains unchanged today: women pool their charitable contributions in order to make larger, more impactful grants in the community. 

Carol Palladini, Chair

Perri Harcourt

Shirley Ann Hurley

Jean Kaplan

Dale Kern*

Joanne Rapp

Elna Scheinfeld

Meredith Scott*

Kay Stern

Anne Smith Towbes

Marsha Wayne*

Fritzie Yamin*