Linda van Buren

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Linda grew up in upstate New York and graduated from the University of Buffalo with a degree in Renaissance history. A summer spent in Santa Barbara during her university days convinced her she wanted to set down roots here. She headed west immediately after graduation and has been privileged to call Santa Barbara home for the past 50 years. She joined the Women’s Fund in 2016 and has enthusiastically embraced the concept of collective giving on a local level. She has had a career in the retail travel industry for 50 years and still finds great satisfaction in planning dream trips for her clients. She is a docent at the Courthouse, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and Casa del Herrero as well as serving in key positions for the Women’s Auxiliary of the Music Academy of the West.