United Way of Santa Barbara Honors Members Old and New

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Source: United Way of Santa Barbara County 

United Way of Santa Barbara County’s (UWSBC) Heritage Club members gathered at the Santa Barbara Zoo on June 1, 2017, to celebrate and be recognized for leaving their legacies to this community. United Way of Santa Barbara County established the Heritage Club to honor forward-thinking individuals choosing to include United Way in their estate plans.

The honorees welcomed new Heritage Club members Lucille Owens and Robbie Faeh, reminisced, reconnected with old friends and shared their passion for United Way. The group enjoyed a delightful lunch sponsored by Kayne Anderson Rudnick and stories of community impact by UWSBC President & CEO Steve Ortiz. Planned Giving Committee Chair Diane Doiron also present the Legacy Supporter of the Year Awards to Dr. Ursula Henderson and Judy Goodbody.

Dr. Ursula Henderson

Dr. Henderson’s commitment to her community is an intrinsic part of her nature. For 40 years, she has served Santa Barbara in many roles including psychiatrist, community leader, philanthropist, board member and volunteer. She has been a longtime United Way leadership donor and has been a Heritage Club member since 1994. She has been involved with United Way’s Red Feather Ball as an Abercrombie Award recipient (1999), a patron, a Red Feather Ball Women’s Committee member, and by inviting others to join her in supporting United Way by donating silent auction items.

Dr. Ursula Henderson, left

Dr. Ursula Henderson, left, and Diane Doiron


Judy Goodbody served United Way of Santa Barbara County as the Gift Planning Services Officer from 2000-17, assisting donors with their financial, estate planning, and philanthropic goals through planned giving arrangements. Goodbody became a member of the Heritage Club herself in 2005, when she included United Way in her estate plans. Her work continues to impact both United Way and the donors she has served. She leaves a legacy of a diversified and organized planned giving program and institutional financial stability that allows United Way of Santa Barbara County to tackle some of the community’s most difficult challenges.

Judy Goodbody, left

Judy Goodbody, left, and Diane Doiron


About the Heritage Club

The Heritage Club was established in 1982 to honor forward-thinking individuals choosing to include United Way in their estate plans. Through wisely planned gifts, Heritage Club members provide perpetual support to improve the lives of children, families, and seniors in our community through United Way of Santa Barbara County’s unique and innovative programs.

Heritage Club members’ gifts come in many forms, including Charitable Remainder Trusts, Gift Annuities, Donor Advised Funds, Pooled Income Funds, Bequests, and gifts of Retirement Accounts or Life Insurance Policies. Heritage Club members are recognized on the Wall of Honor in the conference room of the Stuart Taylor Community Center at the United Way of Santa Barbara County’s office.

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