Hutton Parker Foundation Announces New Structure & Staff Promotions

Hutton Parker Foundation Announces New Structure & Staff Promotions

Santa Barbara, CA, For Immediate Release: Hutton Parker Foundation, one of the largest private foundations headquartered in Santa Barbara, is pleased to announce the promotion of Pamela Lewis from Executive Director to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Robyn Parker from Program Associate to Program Officer.

Pamela J Lewis - COOAs COO, Ms. Lewis will provide leadership and strategic oversight for finance and administration at the Foundation. She will direct, manage and coordinate all internal operational activities including accounting, audit, tax, information technology and administration.

As Program Officer, Ms. Parker will support all Foundation distribution activities and work closely with the Foundation’s Board and Grant Selection Committees to coordinate all annual distributions.

Tom Parker, President explained, “In 2015, Hutton Parker Foundation is celebrating 20 years as an active grant making foundation. As Executive Director of the past 18 years and now Chief Operating Officer, Pam Lewis brings a level of experience, integrity and professionalism that will provide a seamless transition as we look forward to the next 20 years. In her new role as Program Officer, Robyn Parker will support Hutton Parker Foundation’s Board and Grant Committee Members to continue to provide the same level and quality of support our nonprofit community has come to expect.”

Hutton Parker Foundation strives to provide organizational sustainability to community-based nonprofit organizations throughout Santa Robyn Parker - Program OfficerBarbara County and to assist agencies in achieving their highest level of performance and delivery of services resulting in stronger, more efficient communities for all.

The Foundation specializes in providing quality office space for local area nonprofit organizations through the acquisition and development of commercial real estate properties.

Since its establishment in 1980, Hutton Parker Foundation has grown into one of the largest private family foundations located in Santa Barbara County with an asset base totaling nearly $100 million. The Foundation owns and operates 16 commercial properties providing office space to more than 60 local area nonprofits agencies. In addition, Hutton Parker Foundation awards nearly $4 million in grants, donations and discounted rent to approximately 300 nonprofit organizations annually.

Areas of interest include: Arts & Culture, Education, Health & Human Services, Children, Youth & Families, and Civic & Community. Funding programs include: Core Operating Support, Marketing & Media Grants, Endowment and Capital Support.

For more information about Hutton Parker Foundation please visit or call 805-957-4740.


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