Raising Funds and Spirits

Jim Dougherty honored as Fundraiser of the Year for Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

Jim is the Lobero’s affable Director of Development, and in November was honored as Santa Barbara County’s Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He was in good company with local volunteer and philanthropy honorees Janet Garufis, Michael Towbes and Montecito Bank & Trust. It was an honor well-deserved and a long time coming.

Since his very first days at the Lobero, Jim has been a mentor to all the staff. He entirely changed the way we fundraise, with a strong emphasis on developing personal relationships and ongoing cultivation. In the first three years, our average donation size more than doubled. His Influence has changed the way we do business and the way we think about Development work.

The Board and staff of the Lobero Theatre Foundation could not be more pleased or proud of Jim, his many accomplishments, and the devotion he has shown for this theatre.