Anne paul king, named to top 50 women in business!

anne with her awardThe Ventura College Foundation’s Executive Director, Anne Paul King was named a 2024 Top Women in Business awardee by the Pacific Coast Business Times on April 25, 2024 at the Santa Barbara Hilton.

The 2024 Top Women in Business class includes women from the tri-counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura based on personal achievements, their leadership roles and their community contributions.

With over 33 years in the nonprofit sector, King oversees the foundation’s $3.7 million annual budget and $29.6 million in assets by building a solid donor base for direct student support, vital resources, and campus initiatives to support student dreams.

Under King’s leadership, the foundation distributed $809,995 in direct support to over 5,000 students during the 2022-2023 academic year and another $1.17 million to 68 Ventura College programs across 16 departments and divisions. Scholarships, the VC Promise, VC Basic Needs, textbook and equipment support and other programs increase access to education, eliminate equity gaps, and empower all students to succeed.

Left to Right of Ventura College Foundation Board Members at the Top Women in Business Awards Reception, Vice-Chair, Rob van Nieuwburg; Chair, Nicole Kreutz; Secretary, Abra Flores VC Retired Adjunct Professor; Executive Director & Board Member, Anne Paul King; and Board Member & VC Adjunct Professor of English, Elizabeth Kraus.A 20+ year Ventura County resident, Anne Paul King is a dedicated advocate for education. She has worked as a volunteer and professional to help all students strive to reach their educational goals and achieve success. By strengthening the county’s educational assistance opportunities, she has empowered a generation of students to not only achieve educational success but to secure fulfilling careers that strengthen their families and our community.

King was a founding member of the Conejo Schools Foundation.  She assisted Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, with multiple fundraising campaigns that have allowed the church to repair, renovate, and add to its facilities while strengthening programs for Pre-K Education, Youth Ministry, Homeless Services, and Senior Citizens.

King is a Vice-President of the Network for California Community College Foundations, a member of Downtown Ventura Rotary, and an Advisory Committee Member for New Art City Theatre, a new nonprofit based in Ventura dedicated to the development of new theatrical works. She served for five years on CLU’s Center for Nonprofit Leadership, Program Design Committee.  She was named the AFP Santa Barbara/Ventura Professional Fundraiser of the Year in 2019.

View the 2024 Top Women in Business Special Report