SBTHP is a vital part of Santa Barbara. This is why we joined Los Distinguidos and made a provision for SBTHP in our will. We value SBTHP's work and want to make sure that it continues for our children and grandchildren.

~ Peter and Patricia Kruse

Los Distinguidos Honor Roll

Roger and Debby Aceves


Dr. Herbert Barthels

David Bolton

Dr. Elliot and Mary Brownlee

Terease Chin

Mary Louise Days

Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung

John and Tracie Doordan

Sally Fouhse

Sue and Jim Higman

Dr. Jarrell and Michele Jackman

Lynn P. Kirst and Lynn R. Matteson

Patricia and Peter Kruse

Craig and Cindy Makela
Keith Moore
Mosher Foundation
Art and Barbara Najera
Dr. Richard E. Oglesby
Virginia Ridder
Santa Barbara Bank & Trust
Jim and Elna Scheinfeld
Teresa Siebert
Jack Theimer
Ed and Barbara Vernon

*Los Distinguidos: Spanish for "The Distinguished Ones"

About the Pearl Chase Endowment


The Pearl Chase Endowment was created to receive and encourage planned gifts and bequests, and to provide a permanent financial base for the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation's ongoing preservation and restoration work. In 2004, SBTHP established Los Distinguidos, a special recognition circle for those who contribute $10,000 or more in current or deferred gifts to SBTHP’s Pearl Chase Endowment.


There are many ways to join Los Distinguidos that can benefit you and your loved ones while providing meaningful support to SBTHP:


  • Write a check or make a cash donation.

  • Give appreciated stock, bonds or mutual fund shares.

  • Make a pledge and spread your payments out over two to three tax years.

  • Make a bequest in your will or living trust.

  • Designate SBTHP as a Life Insurance beneficiary.

  • Designate SBTHP as an IRA beneficiary.

  • Purchase a gift annuity and receive lifetime payments, depending on your age.

  • Give your residence or farm, and retain the right to live there for the rest of your life.

  • Donate property, or sell it at a bargain price, to SBTHP.

  • Create a Charitable Remainder Trust.



To learn more about making a lasting gift to the Pearl Chase Endowment by joining

Los Distinguidos, email SBTHP or call (805) 966-1279.


When you inform us of your intent to include SBTHP in your will or estate plan, you will become a member of Los Distinguidos and be listed on the Los Distinguidos Honor Roll, unless you wish to remain anonymous. Members of Los Distinguidos are recognized each year at one of the SBTHP's annual events.

The responsibility for preserving our rich cultural heritage and educating the next generation belongs to all of us.  Your investment makes possible our education and outreach programs, tours, lectures, exhibits and events that give visitors of all ages the opportunity to learn about early California history and extraordinary past of Santa Barbara county.