Julie Nadel and the Nadel Foundation’s Gift to the SBCC School of Business and Entrepreneurship

Posted on Feb 21 by SEASONS Magazine

Julie and Jack Nadel of The Nadel Foundation, photo courtesy of The Nadel Foundation.

Julie and Jack Nadel of The Nadel Foundation, photo courtesy of The Nadel Foundation.

Julie Nadel and The Nadel Foundation have made a generous pledge of $1 million to the Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) School of Business and Entrepreneurship. The Foundation established an endowment fund with this gift that will support the highest needs of the programs and initiative of all academic disciplines that comprise the SBCC Business Division. To recognize this wonderful gift, the Business Division will be named the Jack and Julie Nadel School of Business and Entrepreneurship.

“I am thrilled to honor Jack’s groundbreaking business legacy by fostering future generations of entrepreneurs here at Santa Barbara City College,” says Julie Nadel, speaking of her late husband’s successful career as a global entrepreneur that spanned seven decades, and their shared longstanding commitment to education and philanthropy. “The Jack and Julie Nadel School of Business and Entrepreneurship will fulfill our mission to help others succeed in life. The creation of a physical incubator space, combined with outstanding teachers and programs, will support a magnificent business division where ideas will take flight to benefit future generations.”

With the money from the gift, SBCC will refurbish the lobby of the Business and Communications building and create a student-centered, multipurpose, shared study, incubation and event space. This will include new furniture, fixtures and cosmetic updates that will make the space pleasant as well as functional. The space will be designed by Dawn Ziemer of KBZ Architects.

For more information, visit sbccfoundation.org or call 805/730-4401.

—Lauren Bennett

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