And your help is needed!

Do you know an individual, a couple or a family with a proven record of exceptional generosity who, through direct financial support or service, has demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable work in our community? If so, this is where we need your help. Please share with us what you know about them by making a nomination. From the nominations, the selection committee will choose those to be honored at the luncheon. Nominations will be accepted from May 1 through June 30, 2011. The nomination form in electronic and print version is available online at or you may call Brandi at 346-6123 or contact her at

The 4th Annual Celebrate Philanthropy! Luncheon will be held again this fall as a community event for the purpose of honoring those whose efforts have made a significant contribution to improving the lives of the people living in the Santa Maria Valley and to remember and honor the tremendous accomplishments philanthropy has made in support of the local nonprofit sector.

The luncheon, sponsored by the Santa Maria Times, will be held on November 3, 2011, at the Santa Maria Country Club. Please send in those nominations and mark your calendars now!

For questions please contact Lynette Muscio at (805) 739-3595 or