Nancy Chase

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Nancy joined the Women’s Fund in 2017 as a group member. She is a 2020 member of the Volunteer Engagement Committee. In 1953 Nancy performed in a concert of local musicians and college students that marked the beginning of the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the bass section of the orchestra she performed until retiring in 2011. She was also a longtime performing member of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and the orchestra of Opera Santa Barbara. Today, she is passing along musical skills to young bass students, elementary to high school ages. She is a graduate of UCSB with a BA in Elementary Education and attended the Music Academy of the West. As a community volunteer, she served as Board Chair of the Mental Wellness Center and remains active with the MWC Education Committee’s program for sixth graders “Mental Health Matters.” Nancy enjoys fabric arts and has designed and fabricated numerous banners for local sacred spaces.