Westmont Magazine Wallace Emerson Society
Don and Christine Anderson, active members of the Santa Barbara community, have come to know Westmont through its people. A graduate of St. Olaf College in Minnesota who earned an M.B.A. at Harvard, Don knows the value of Christian higher education. Years of hiring and associating with Westmont graduates, “good young Christian people who work hard,” have strengthened his convictions. “I like the idea of a good solid Christian liberal arts education,” he explains. “The more people I meet from Westmont, the better I feel about my connection to the college.” Don and Christine have set up a charitable remainder trust, and Westmont is one of the beneficiaries. Don became president of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust in 1970 and later served as chairman of the board. Now chairman emeritus, he has held leadership positions in many local organizations, serving as president of the United Way, the Industry Education Council, La Cumbre Water Board, and the Boy Scouts council. Christine loves nature, walking, and her family and home.
For more information about the Wallace Emerson Society, call Iva Schatz, Director of Planned Giving, (805) 565-6034 or (800) 998-5652.