The Santa Barbara Education Foundation recently elected Alan Griffin to its Board of Directors.

Raised in San Diego, Griffin has made Santa Barbara home for over 45 years. He is the branch manager for Raymond James’ Santa Barbara location, where he works with individuals, families, business owners, and professionals with financial guidance.
A long-time supporter of education in the local community, Griffin has been on the board at the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara for over 25 years and even served as Board President.

Both of Griffin’s grown children attended SB Unified schools. His daughter went on to earn her teaching credential and currently works as a second-grade teacher with Los Angeles Unified School District. Griffin is well aware of a teacher’s enormous impact on their students, even with limited resources.

“Students shouldn’t have to go to a private school to get a quality education,” according to Griffin. “We need to make sure that children who have fewer resources or choices when it comes to education can get the skills they need in our public schools.”