Debbie Arnesen Joins Santa Barbara Education Foundation’s Board of Directors

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation recently elected Debbie Arnesen to its Board of Directors. Arnesen was a fund development professional for 30 years serving nonprofit organizations and institutions throughout the tri-county area. As a consultant for Netzel Grigsby Associates, she developed and directed many successful annual giving, capital and special project campaigns for a variety of organizations, from educational institutions to social service agencies.

Arnesen holds a Master’s degree in Education from UCSB. Since retiring from nonprofit development in 2011, she has been working with her husband in their landscape and contracting business.

The Santa Barbara Education Foundation promotes private support of Santa Barbara’s public education system, serving over 15,000 students in 22 schools.  For more information, visit

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