The S.B. Questionnaire: Vanessa Bechtel

Chatting with the Executive Director of Santa Barbara City College Foundation

Monday, June 2, 2014

Who do you most admire?

Paul P. Harris, who was the founder of Rotary. Rotary is all about service above self and ethics in business. What Mr. Harris created has evolved into an organization with over 34,000 individual clubs all over the world committed to movements like the eradication of polio; clean water; and women’s rights. They are non-religious, non-political organizations committed to serving their local communities and the global community. I believe Rotary has become the most significant logistics operation for promoting world peace and transcending borders.

What is your motto?

Philanthropy begins at home. Give of yourself — your talents and treasures — and never hold back.

Read the full interview here.