Legacy Society

The Max & Clara Legacy Society is named in honor of Major Max C. Fleischmann and Clara Hinton Gould who gave generously to establish the Santa Barbara Foundation, influenced other benefactors to join with them and ultimately left planned gifts as their legacy to our community.

Estate and planned giving through the Santa Barbara Foundation is an excellent way to establish your charitable legacy. We offer many ways to incorporate charitable giving into your estate planning and we can help you determine which type of gift is right for you.

The Santa Barbara Foundation honors those who have made a lasting commitment to our community by recognizing them as Legacy Society members.

How do I join?

Individuals who designate a gift to the Santa Barbara Foundation through a will, trust or other planned gift qualify.


Max & Clara Legacy Society members enjoy the company of others who care about leaving a legacy to protect and strengthen the community. Each year, SBF holds a Max & Clara Legacy Society Luncheon to honor the members and provide them with an opportunity to see how the SBF is improving their community. Members are also invited to other educational and social events throughout the year.

You may always remain anonymous in your philanthropy. However, we encourage those who have make a commitment as a Max & Clara Legacy Society member to share their name as they are an inspiration to others to look toward the future and learn how they too can have an enduring impact on the causes they care about.