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Kevin Bourke and the staff at Bourke Wealth Management find joy in giving back to our beautiful community. This page is intended to encourage others to actively support the welfare of seniors, children, those less fortunate, our environment, as well as the arts. A percentage of all Bourke Wealth Management revenue goes directly to non-profits that benefit children and seniors.

Bourke Wealth Management Staff Involvement

Each Bourke Wealth Management full time staff member enjoys 24 hours per year of paid volunteer time for a non-profit of their choice. They can volunteer for up to eight hours in any given month during regular business hours and receive their normal pay. Additionally, Bourke Wealth Management offers employees matching contributions to non-profits. For each dollar a Bourke Wealth Management employee donates to a non-profit of their choice, the firm will match with a maximum of $500 per employee per calendar year.

Nonprofits We Support

Bourke Wealth Management for Santa Barbara's International Film Festival

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Santa Barbara International Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema. SBIFF offers 11 days of 200+ films, tributes and symposiums that transforms beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, CA into a rich destination for film lovers which attracts more than 90,000 attendees. SBIFF continues its commitment to education and the community through free programs like its 10-10-10 Student Filmmaking and Screenwriting Competitions, Mike’s Field Trip to the Movies, National Film Studies Program, AppleBox Family Films, Rosebud Program, 3rd Weekend and daily free screenings and filmmaker seminars.

In particular, we support the Cinema Society. Founded in 1998 and presented by the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF), Cinema Society (CS) gives the community the opportunity to celebrate the art of cinema throughout the year. Presenting an expansive schedule of screenings and special events, this program fosters an appreciation of independent and studio films, motion picture history and the marvelous diversity of world cinema. Many of the filmmakers and celebrity guests will be present to introduce films and participate in post-screening discussions.

I Madonnari

Bourke Wealth Management supports the Children’s Creative Project by sponsoring a square painted by Terri Taber and Cheryl Guthrie annually at I Madonnari.

Madonnari, or street painters, transform the Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful, large scale images. We are proud to be the first to bring this romantic festival to the western hemisphere from our sister festival in Grazie di Curtatone, Italy. The festival benefits the Children’s Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office. The Project serves 50,000 children in more than 100 schools with visual and performing arts workshops and performances throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.

Foothills Forever

Bourke Wealth Management supports the 2021 campaign to preserve the San Marcos Foothills. The goal was to purchase 101 acres of the land from developers, and as of  June 11th, 2021, the land was officially preserved as open space.

The continuing plan is to place a permanent development restriction on the deed and establish an endowment to fund long-term habitat restoration. The land is preserved to save wildlife habitat, honor Chumash heritage, maintain open space, provide environmental education opportunities, and protect the trail experience.

University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) on Santa Cruz Island

The Santa Cruz Island Reserve is protected, owned, and managed by The Nature Conservancy (TNC). UCSB students and staff research an immense portion of the largest of the Santa Barbara, California’s eight Channel Islands, roughly 25 miles off the Southern California coast.

The island has two major mountain systems flanking a central valley that formed along an active fault zone. The mountains are rugged and cut by steep-sided canyons, some with perennial streams and freshwater springs. The coastline is mostly steep and rocky, with some protected coves and sandy beaches. Diverse habitats include rocky intertidal zones, coastal sage scrub, chaparral, grasslands, oak woodlands, and bishop pine forests. The reserve contains breeding grounds for harbor seals, seabird nesting colonies, many endemic plant and animal species, and well-preserved archaeological sites.

Their research includes archaeology, terrestrial botany, terrestrial zoology, geology and geomorphology, and aquatic biology. They also monitor select plant species, population genetic analysis, and the establishment of new outlying populations of select taxa.

In addition, UCSB is responsible for habitat restoration and management strategies for invasive nonnative species, such as feral pigs, feral honey bees, and fennel, as well as long-term studies of island fox, island jays, quails, native and non-native bees, and black abalone.

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CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation)

Kevin enjoyed serving for seven years on the board of trustees for CALM as well as many more years on the CALM Endowment committee.

CALM’s vision is a world where child abuse no longer exists. Until then, our treatment services help provide happier, healthier lives for those suffering from the devastation of child abuse.

In 1969, Claire Miles, a local nurse, learned that an overworked and emotionally stressed father had, in a moment of desperation, shaken his infant son to death. Claire took immediate action, put a phone in her living room, and took out classified ads in the News-Press urging parents in need to call for help. The phone rang almost 40 times that first month. She and her friends took turns answering the calls, with the hope of helping stressed parents before they hurt their children.

Forty years later, that single phone has grown from a small, mostly volunteer organization, to a strong agency recognized throughout the state, the nation and even internationally. The vision of one single woman has become the vision for hundreds – CALM’s professional staff, volunteers, Board of Trustees and Auxiliary members. CALM’s mission has never wavered – to serve and protect the most vulnerable in our community: our children.

CALM continues to be the only non-profit agency in Santa Barbara County whose mission is to prevent, assess, and treat child abuse by providing comprehensive, culturally competent services for children, families and adults. CALM offers a safe, non-judgmental, caring and strength-based environment to heal and increase family well-being.

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper

Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is a grassroots non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds through science-based advocacy, education, field work and enforcement.

We work on the water and in the communities along the Santa Barbara Channel to monitor water quality, restore aquatic ecosystems, advocate for clean water, enforce environmental laws, and educate and engage citizens in implementing solutions to water pollution and aquatic habitat degradation.

Channelkeeper was founded in 1999 as a program of the Environmental Defense Center, and we became an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2002. We are a member of Waterkeeper Alliance, a coalition of 200 grassroots groups on six continents collectively patrolling and protecting more than 1.5 million square miles of watersheds and defending their communities’ right to clean water. We are also a member of the California Coastkeeper Alliance, a coalition of all 12 California Waterkeepers working to strengthen water quality and marine habitat protections at the state level.

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Center for Successful Aging (CSA)

Kevin currently serves on the Board of Trustees for The Center for Successful Aging.

The Center for Successful Aging provides a variety of programs to assist seniors to maintain their independence and integrity.  Starting with its senior peer counseling program that offers support and assistance to seniors through individual and group sessions, the staff works with any senior needing assistance with their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.  The staff has access to over 90 community agencies where seniors can be matched with the services they need. The Center also has a Careline Telephone Reassurance Program where its staff provide daily calls to seniors living alone and wanting a friendly call each morning.

Channel Islands Restoration

Channel Islands Restoration (CIR) has been restoring habitats on the Channel Islands and the coastal areas of Southern California since 2001.

CIR specializes in eradicating non-native invasive species, propagating native plants, planting native plants, installing irrigation systems, preparing habitat restoration plans and conducting botanical and biological surveys.

Make Your Money Last a Lifetime - Santa Barbara Wealth Manager Kevin Bourke

Kevin Bourke wrote Make Your Money Last a Lifetime® to help people make wise financial decisions. 100% of all revenues from the sale of the book Make Your Money Last a Lifetime® are donated to Santa Barbara based non-profits. In addition, donated copies can be found in public libraries across the US and abroad to further financial literacy.