Lotusland’s New Director of Development, Rebecca Anderson

Rebecca Anderson, Director of Development for Lotusland

We are pleased to welcome Rebecca Anderson to Ganna Walksa Lotusland as Director of Development. Rebecca is stepping in to Anne Dewey’s position as Anne transitions to her new role as Director of Planned Giving.  Rebecca’s vast experience, positive energy and unbridled enthusiasm translates well into our goals to both maintain the strong member relations we now enjoy as well as to forge new partnerships that will allow Lotusland to continue to thrive well into the future. Rebecca summarized her new role this way: “I am delighted to join the Lotusland staff, the committed volunteers and supporters and contribute to the continued success of this vibrant cultural asset.”

Rebecca’s professional credentials are impressive; she recently served as the Director of Advancement for Midland School, was the first professional Director of Development for the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara and was the Manager of Annual Giving at Cottage Health System where she worked with the Cottage Associates and was responsible for the Tiara Ball gala and the Children’s Miracle Network telethon.

Rebecca’s commitment to nonprofits has also been demonstrated by her work with CALM (Child Abuse Listening and Mediation), as a trustee of Santa Barbara Middle School and as a member of the Board of Leading from Within, a leadership development program for Santa Barbara County. Rebecca also served as a Board member and Co-President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) for Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties and earned a CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) certificate. She completed her BA at the University of California Santa Cruz and earned her MA in Organizational Management from Antioch University.

Rebecca lives with her husband and their two daughters in Santa Barbara, where they enjoy working on their home and garden, spending time with their extended family, and soaking in the beauty and culture of Santa Barbara.

Rebecca invites you to reach out and get acquainted by phone at 805.969.3767 ext. 125 or randerson@lotusland.org.