The Santa Barbara Education Foundation recently elected Debbie Arnesen to its Board of Directors. Arnesen was a fund development professional for 30 years serving nonprofit organizations and institutions throughout the tri-county area. As a consultant for Netzel Grigsby Associates, she developed and directed many successful annual giving, capital and special project campaigns for a variety of organizations, from educational institutions to social service agencies.


Arnesen holds a Master’s degree in Education from UCSB. Since retiring from nonprofit development in 2011, she has been working with her husband in their landscape and contracting business.