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Mailing address:  PO Box 2538, Orcutt CA  93457

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Board of Directors

About the Foundation

Eric Hassett - Executive Director
Gary Laier - Corporate Operations Director

Amy Smith - Secretary

Stefanie Hassett - Finance Director

Autumn Jennings - Artistic Director

Vicky Laier - Board member

Janice Borsch, CPA - Board member

Gabby Dixon - Board member

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 area high school seniors each Spring, we also award a $1,000 art grant through the Santa Maria Art Council Grant Showcase each May.

Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to meet our first goal - establishing an Endowment Account which will allow these art scholarships to continue in perpetuity.  The Ian M Hassett Foundation Endowment Account was opening in 2019 for $50,000

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 after Ian died).

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

The Ian M Hassett Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Ian M Hassett Foundation