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February 15, 2019

DARK for President's Day!

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February 22, 2019

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Dean Alexrod

Lessons in Entrepreneurship: What business leaders can learn from a 70 year old charity that thinks like a start-up

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Dean Axelrod, MBA, JD

Dean Axelrod is Direct Relief’s Associate Director for Partnerships & Philanthropy. Direct Relief was founded in Santa Barbara, California in 1948 and has been located there throughout its 70-year history. The organization provides humanitarian material medical assistance to populations that are affected by poverty or emergency situations in the United States and more than 100 countries around the world. It is the seventh largest privately-funded charity in the United States (by revenue) with a 100 percent fundraising efficiency rating according to Forbes. Direct Relief earns a perfect 100 percent Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator. Fast Company has named Direct Relief in its list of the top 10 innovative not-for-profit companies. CNBC ranked Direct Relief number one in its list of the top 10 charities changing the world.

Dean moved to Santa Barbara with his family in 2013 to establish a branch office for the financial services firm Edward Jones. Prior to his time as a Financial Advisor, Dean was the Division Manager for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tucson, Arizona, where he provided leadership and general management for court facilities in Tucson and Yuma Arizona during the Great Recession. For six years leading up to his time at the Bankruptcy Court, Dean owned a boutique professional services firm providing legal counsel, strategic planning, executive coaching, and marketing consulting.

Dean earned MBA and JD degrees from the University of Arizona, and a BA in English from Boston University. He serves on the board directors and is president elect of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara, and he serves on the Development and Marketing Committee of the AntiDefamation League (ADL) Santa Barbara chapter. Dean volunteers his time with Partners In Education, Women’s Economic Ventures, and as a coach for the Dos Pueblos High School mock trial team.

 

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March 15, 2019

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Rhonda Saunders

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March 22, 2019

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Billie Weiss

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March 29, 2019

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April 5, 2019

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Justin Arana

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Stan Stahl

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April 19, 2019

DARK for Easter

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April 26, 2019

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Tamara Robinson

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May 4, 2019

DARK for Spring Fling on Sunday!

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May 10, 2019

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Dr. Catherine Cahill

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May 17, 2019

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Ann Bennett

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May 24, 2019

DARK for Memorial Day!

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May 31, 2019

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Public Service Recognition Day

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June 7, 2019

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June 14, 2019

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June 21, 2019

DARK for Dethroning!

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June 28, 2019

DARK for Vacation!

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