Hansen Good Choice for Ventura County Community Foundation
The Ventura County Community Foundation has taken another step toward recovery with the appointment of banking veteran Scott Hansen as its new chairman.
Hansen is the Wells Fargo regional managing director of wealth management for the Santa Barbara and Westlake Village markets. He’s been involved in a number of philanthropic efforts in the region and would appear to be a worthy successor to Gary Erikson, who stepped down after three years.
With $87 million in assets, VCCF is the flagship community giving platform in Ventura County. It struggled through a round of layoffs and underwent a fiduciary review of its donor-restricted funds.
Over the past year, VCCF distributed $4 million in grants and support, including scholarships and aid to several hundred local organizations. The Business Times will be partnering with VCCF to launch our own scholarship program later this year during our Latino Business Awards program.
We can’t think of a better partner than VCCF and we’re pleased that Hansen has signed on as board chair.