May 28, 2017

Dons Fund

THANK YOU to these 2016-2017 Dons Fund Supporters!!

Please join our INCREDIBLE donors by clicking the “Donate Now!” button!

Allmon Family
Erin Atamian Zuck
Byran and Lisa Babcock
Baird Foundation, Inc.
The Barr Family
John and Susan Becchio
The Benhayon Family
Dave and Tracy Bettles
Carrie and Charlie Bissell
Christopher and Kim Blair
Meredith and Billy Brace IHO All SBHS Students
Marcia Brelsford
Melanie and James Brewer
Annabelle Brownell
Marlene and Frank Bucy
Andrea Sternad Buice IMO Margie Booth Dickerson
Adriane Butler
John Campilio IHO The Class of 1953
Dave and Kim Cantin
Cobe Chatwood IHO RJ and Will Goligoski
Mike and Juneal Chenoweth
Richard Chung & Rosa Choi
Paul and Kathie Cisek
Coldwell Banker
Linda and Tom Cole
Nancy Collins
Anthony Crenshaw
Sheila and Thomas Cullen
Dean Dawson
Bernardo and Alina De Albergaria
Kathryn and Peter deBruynKops
Paul and Annie DeBruynkops
The Dehlsen Family
Diyana and Matt Dobberteen
Victoria Dolan
Tiffany and Paul Doré
The Dunaway Family
Sara Ellsworth
Dan and Caroline Encell
Nancy Steele and Paul Euwer
Michael and Nancy Everest
Gail and Barry Fanaro
Lisa and Mark Fell
Diane and Rick Figueroa
The Fisher Family
Jessica Foley
Michelle and Greg Gaitan
The Gallivan Family
Richard Goldstein
Erin and Bryan Goligoski
Barbara and Will Gonzales
Mia Gordon
Kevin and Anne Gould
Bob & Tricia Guilfoyle
Susan Jones Gundlach
Hagen Family
Beatrice Hallig
Emily Heckman
Richard McMullen and Julie Hemingway
Fred Hepp and Jill Peterson
Bruce and Claudia Hogan
Patti & David Hunter
Luisa and Mark Hyatt
Michael and Victoria Imperioli
Maria Ise
Todd and Katie Jacobs
Raul Jaramillo
Terri and Brad Jellison
The Johnson Family
Andy Erickson and Felicia Kashevaroff
The Kelly Family
Dr. Brian and Robin Kopeikin
Mr & Mrs. H. Merritt Lane, Jr.
Anabel Lapointe
Edith and Jesus Laredo
Phil Laris IHO Ben Zevallos
Winifred and Daniel Lender
Fran and Mike Lewbel
Francie and Peter Lufkin
Steve and Maria Marzicola
McCrory Family
Doug and Andrea McFarling
Terry Mehr and Martin Silvern
Sande & Rolando Mia
Dr Miklós Muller IHO Adriane Stickles
The Newman Family
Onishuk Family
The Ostovany Family
Kelly Park
Donald Patterson
The Pendergast Family IHO Spencer Barr
Lizzie and Brent Peus
Ann and Dante Peiramici
QAD, Inc.
Lisa Carlos and Brett Queener
Michael and Carrie Randolph
Raytheon Company
Maddox Rees
The Robins Family
Carole Rollins and Chris Roderick
Michael Senzamici and Robin Sager
Frank and Doreen Sales
Santa Barbara Endurance Run (SBER) Marathon
Dale L Schlafer IHO Leah Martin
Schmidt Family
The Seigel Family
Tami and Mark Sherman
Stephanie Sneddon
John and Debra Stein
Carol Sacks and Matthew Stotts
Cheryl and Dave Tedesco
Texas Instruments Foundation
Rosemary and Vincent Torres
Jill and Aaron Tranksi
Amy Travis
Steven and Connie Trider
Ramsey Harris and Millie Turner
Peter and Coo Umoff
Gabriella Frederick and Barney Valeska
Steve Vellioter
Erica Victor
James Wahlberg
Tony and Nancy Wall IHO Charlotte Wall
Peter and Medeighnia Westwick
John A. White
Tracey Willfong-Singh
Julie and John Williams
Jill Wolfe
Kristin Wright
Said and Laura Ziouani
Amy Zuchowicz

*We do our best to maintain an accurate list, but if we have made a mistake or an omission, please let us know!

DONS FUND donations benefit EVERY student on campus!

When you invest in the DONS FUND, you are putting your money into critical projects and programs that benefit all SBHS students. Each year, the Foundation works closely with Principal Becchio and school staff to determine where your much appreciated donations should go.

Some of the projects funding in the past and present include:

  • $30,000 Additional staffing in the College and Career Center: The Dons Fund pays for staff to provide expanded college counseling services, assistance with the college application process, and help with career and job seeking skills. We are the only District high school with credentialed staff in our CCC!
  • $20,000 – Professional Development/Summer workshop for SBHS Teachers: For three years in a row, the DONS FUND has paid for teachers to work with their Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) on engaging curriculum and lessons for your student. This work is overseen by school admin and helps our teachers further their professional skills.
  • $15,000 – Science Lab Materials: For the past four years, the DONS FUND has paid for lab materials and equipment for physics, chemistry, biology, and environmental science labs. This helps teachers bring science to life for our students, with real experiments and demonstrations.
  • $50,000 – Restorative Approaches: With the help of a local foundation, the DONS FUND paid for two years of support to implement restorative approaches on campus. During those years we saw a dramatic reduction in the number of suspensions on campus
  • Technology Support: The Dons Fund pays to have the school’s one technology support staff person work year round to maintain school computers and equipment.
  • Agendas for 9th graders: For three years running, the Dons Fund has paid for agendas for all incoming 9th grade students to help them become Professional Dons and keep them on track for the whole year.
  • Student support: Implemented by the Academy of Healing Arts (AHA!), the Social and Emotional Learning program helps students communicate, cooperate, and lead effectively.  This program is offered to all incoming 9th graders in Freshmen Seminar and sets the tone for the school’s expectations of thinking and behavior.
  • $6,000 – School Culture: The DONS FUND provides creative thank yous, rewards, and incentives for teachers and students who go the extra mile.

For more information about any of these projects please call us at 805-966-9101 5225 or email