Philosophy

Wendy McCaw's vision is a world where the past is respected and in the future, protected. Her passion has been for all things living and providing them with safe and nurturing environments. From wildlife sanctuaries to historic preservation, her mantra is to "make a difference". Through the intelligent and measured donations from the Wendy P. McCaw Foundation and her ownership of The Santa Barbara News-Press, she has made a difference to the community of Santa Barbara. She believes that everyone can make a difference and making a commitment to care is the first step. Her dedication and foresight will reverberate throughout the generations to come.

Wendy McCaw's favorite quotes:


On animals:
- "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi
- "Animals are my friends, and I don't eat my friends" - George Bernard Shaw


On the Environment:
- "In wilderness is the preservation of the world." - Henry David Thoreau
- "It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment." - Ansel Adams





On Historic Preservation:
Wendy McCaw's passion for historic preservation runs deep in her veins and was nurtured through her years spent at Stanford and time spent at Harvard focusing on history and architectural design. Through the Wendy P. McCaw Foundation, she has provided resources for the Santa Barbara Bowl, the Ronald Reagan Welcome Center and Ellwood Mesa. As owner of the Santa Barbara News-Press she also protected the architectural integrity of the company's George Washington Smith building as well as other commercial properties. The Granada Building restoration is another example of her commitment to the community today and for generations to come.

Granada Theatre
Santa Barbara News Press Building.
Santa Barbara News Press Building
Santa Barbara News Press Building.
Ellwood Mesa
Ellwood Mesa.

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