Our Commitment to Giving Back to the Community Takes Many Forms.

As adjunct faculty at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), Mitchell volunteers his teaching time to help both undergraduate and adjust students.  He also works to accelerate planned giving efforts for both institutions, and he serves on the SBCC’s President’s Council, which provides the annual resources to support academic and vocational programs, student services, scholarships and a wide variety of other college priorities. Mitchell previously donated his teaching time at Pasadena City College and Glendale Community College.

Mitchell teaches “Ethical Investing to Impact Social Change” as an undergraduate UCSB course that satisfies the ethics requirements for CPA students, and supports students at the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life.  He has spoken with students on the topic “Ethical Challenges We Face in Financial Services: How We Strive to Do the Right Thing for Our Clients.” Mitchell also provides financial support for two intern scholarships each year, and donates to the financial aid program at UCSB.

As volunteer Investment Advisor to the Board of Directors at several non-profits, Mitchell is helping organizations establish Planned Giving Programs that help those with physical, mental and emotional disabilities including U.S. veterans as well as post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS).

As a volunteer board member to Union Station Homeless Services, Mitchell helps this Pasadena nonprofit rebuild the lives of men, women and children to end the cycle of homelessness. Today the nonprofit operates seven major programs at six facilities throughout the City of Pasadena, providing a full continuum of care to help homeless community members become stable and self-sufficient.

Formerly Executive Chairman and Treasurer of Social Venture Partners Santa Barbara, Mitchell was a long-term partner, supporting the organization’s mission to help local nonprofits build their capacity and sustainability. SVPSB pools resources and makes strategic investments that leverage each partner’s time, expertise, and money to build long-term capacity for the community’s nonprofits. He also served as Treasurer of the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club.

Mitchell served on the Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League of Santa Barbara. The organization is a “watch dog” for equal opportunity, active in local schools, with a specific focus on ensuring that Latino community members—and others—don’t experience discrimination.

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