Ian M Hassett Foundation

Welcome to Our Website!

The Ian M Hassett Foundation began with a BBQ, then grew into scholarships, then the Artist Exchange and we just keep expanding.  Please look around and find information about the Foundation, how to apply for our grants & awards, view Ian's art, find out the latest on our annual fundraiser, Form Over Function and learn about (or for those who knew Ian, remember) the unique individual he was.

This is our son, Ian.....and this is his story.

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Ian's Story

 Ian's Art 
Ian was eclectic in art, ranging from drawing, ceramics, mixed media and sculpture.

Awards/Grants Information
How to apply & where

What started with a simple wish to begin a scholarship in Ian's memory grew into much more than we could have anticipated.  In addition to the $1,000 art scholarship offered to local High School Seniors, we will also be awarding a $1,000 art grant through the Santa Maria Art Council Grant Showcase each May.

In order to have more control over the scholarship and grant, it was necessary to form the Ian M Hassett Foundation.  The Foundation was officially recognized by the state of California on June 12, 2013 (almost one year following Ian's death).

If you would like to support the Foundation with a tax-deductible donation, please use the Donate button.

The Ian M Hassett Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.


About the Foundation

left to right: Gary Laier, Amy Smith, Stefanie Hassett, Eric Hassett, Autumn Jennings & Tempest Plott

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The Artist Exchange

A project to aid emerging artists in our community.

Our first Board of Directors meeting was held on August 10, 2013. 

Our Board of Directors consist of:

   Eric Hassett, Executive Director
   Gary Laier, Corporate Operations Director
   Stefanie Hassett, Finance Director
   Amy Smith, Secretary
   Autumn Jennings, Artistic Director
   Tempest Plott, Vision Director

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Fundraiser Info