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    participate to protect our community

The Ojai Valley Defense Fund

What do you want the Ojai Valley to look like 100 years from now? Imagine a busy freeway bisecting our Valley, or a dump spewing filth into our air. Imagine a huge shopping mall sitting atop what is now the lovely Ojai Meadows Preserve. These are not imaginary threats. The Valley has faced them in the past, and it's certain that more such challenges will face us.

And so the question arises, How can we protect our environment and our quality of life into the future? The answer is simple, and it's the core purpose of the Ojai Valley Defense Fund. We must work together to create a well-supported community chest that is capable, when all other options fail, of backing groups that are willing to engage and fend off these threats.

We all live together and breathe the same air,
regardless of our politics or beliefs.
Such groups have energy and commitment, but they're financially outgunned by those proposing the very projects that threaten our quality of life. If we--as a community of individuals, businesses, families, and civic organizations--do our part by funding legal efforts to stand up to these threats, then we protect that which we hold dear, not only for now but for future generations.

The beauty of the Ojai Valley Defense Fund's purpose is that it knows no political or philosophical differences. We all live together and breathe the same air, regardless of our politics or beliefs. The Ojai Valley Defense Fund truly presents an opportunity to work together and unite behind a cause whose fundamental purpose is to preserve and protect this place we choose to call our home. After all, the Ojai Valley is a treasure worth saving--for now, and for 100 years to come.


Ojai faces environmental threats every year

Join the hundreds of individuals who are working to preserve the Ojai Valley: Donate Now

Original Founders, together with Legacy, Guardian, Patron, and Defender-level supporters
($5,000-$75,000)

  • Ross and Patricia Anderson
  • George Berg and Gail Topping
  • Jack and Gayle Bertsch
  • Chris and Jill Borgeson
  • Barbara Bowman and Sol de la Torre Bueno
  • Dan and Vicki Breen
  • John and Kathy Broesamle
  • Mike and Blair Cahill
  • Peter and Marilyn Cambier
  • Peter and Cindy Cantle
  • Charles Casey
  • Peter and Susan Cheney
  • Aaron and Betsy Clapp
  • Garrett Clifford
  • Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours
  • Don and Sheila Cluff
  • Daley Landscape, Inc.
  • Christine Drucker and the late Sanford Drucker
  • Mark and Lynn Frost
  • Tony and Kathan Glassman
  • Eric Goode
  • Marilyn Mosley Gordanier
  • Helene Gordon
  • Hannelore and Michael Gresser
  • Michael Greynald
  • Greg and Mechas Grinnell
  • Andrew and Judith Gustafson
  • Dave and Sally Hackel
  • Wyatt and Claudia Harris
  • Therese Hartmann
  • Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks
  • Carol and Rich Holly
  • Heritage Financial
  • Greg and Penny Herring
  • Cindy, Colin, and Connor Jones
  • Glenda and Darrell Jones
  • David and Debbie Junod
  • David Kaplan
  • Keller Williams Realty
  • La Piu Bella Tavola/Italian Specialty Catering
  • Dorothy H. Loebl
  • Bill and Sherry Loehr
  • Pat and Julie McPherson family
  • Stuart Meiklejohn and Mary Ann O’Connor
  • Jerry and Char Michaels
  • MiTec Solutions
  • Sonia Nordenson
  • Nutiva
  • Ojai Café Emporium & Bakery
  • The Ojai Phone Book
  • Ojai Valley Board of Realtors
  • Ojai Valley News
  • Ann and Harry Oppenheimer
  • Tom and Mary Orsini
  • Bill and Laura Peck
  • Ernest and Julie Rischar
  • Fred and Ila Rothenberg
  • The Shanbrom Family Foundation
  • The late Edward Shapiro
  • Michael Shapiro
  • Betsy Watson Smith
  • Brenda and Angelo Spandrio
  • Bill Spellman, DDS
  • Molly Supple and Duke Stump
  • Mark and Victoria Sutherland
  • Mark Ukra
  • Judith and Arthur Vander
  • Ventura Rental Center, Inc.
  • Lt. Col. Gil Vondriska (USAFR Ret.), Carolyn Vondriska, and family
  • Tom and Esther Wachtell
  • Lisa Wallmark and Jonas Svensson
  • Guy and Leone Webster
  • The late Martin Weiner
  • Michael and Heidi Whitcomb
  • Carmel M. and John G. Whitman Foundation
  • Laura Whitney
  • Calvin Zara
  • Zee Medical Service Co. #34
  • Anonymous (4)

Protector, Ally-level supporters, Friends, and honorary and memorial gifts
(<$5,000)

  • Azu
  • Bea and Doug Abe
  • Mark and Jeannie Ackerman
  • Lisa and John Adair
  • Ren, Victoria, and Abby Adam
  • Rebecca Adams
  • David and Kathryn Allen
  • Don Anderson and Nita Whaley
  • Alice Asquith
  • At Home in Ojai
  • Ross and Patty Atkinson
  • Robert Auric, MD, and Anna Jacobs-Auric
  • Randy and Jannell Greene Banchik
  • Griff and Rachel Barkley
  • Tyler and Maria Barrell
  • Camilla and Jim Becket
  • Susan Bee
  • Shed and June Behar
  • Behavioral Science Technology, Inc.
  • Supervisor Steve Bennett and Leslie Ogden
  • Sharon and the late Andy Bisaccia
  • Lerie M. Bjornstedt
  • Paul Blatz
  • Ryan Blatz
  • Bliss Frozen Yogurt
  • Marilyn Boccali/Boccali Ranch
  • Caryn and Charlie Bosson
  • Bruce and Leslie Bouché
  • Corinne Bourdeau and Andrew Koski
  • Kat Bowman
  • David and Heide Boyden
  • Bret Bradigan, Ojai Quarterly
  • Richard Bradley
  • Claire Brian
  • A gift honoring John and Kathy Broesamle
  • Rob Broesamle
  • Teena, Dar, and Brody Broumand
  • Rinaldo and Lalla Brutoco
  • Gene and Dianne Bullard
  • Bill and Kim Burr
  • Cindy Pitou Burton
  • A gift honoring Cindy Pitou Burton
  • Franco and Lissy Campana
  • Christopher Cantle and Hayley Robertson
  • Jeff and Alexandra Cantle
  • A gift honoring the late Pamela Cantle
  • Scott and Abby Carrington
  • Casa Barranca Organic Winery
  • Daria Case
  • Lisa Casoni and Heather Stobo
  • Sheri Ann Cate and Jay Simons
  • Judith Cates and the late Gilbert Cates
  • Peggy Chase
  • Cody and Jessica Chenoweth
  • Alice Chesley
  • Citizens to Preserve the Ojai, Inc.
  • Kris and Whitney Clapper
  • Jackie Clark
  • Leslie Clark
  • Kristen and Gordon Clawson
  • A gift honoring the Clawson girls
  • Chris and Nellie Cohen
  • A gift honoring Chris and Nellie Cohen
  • Chris Cohen Law
  • Sidney L. Cohn
  • Jim and Dottie Combs
  • Karen Courington and Dan Lukasiewicz
  • Tom and Dorothy Crossman
  • Robert and Liz Dautch
  • John Davis and Lorrie Brown
  • Megan Davis
  • Susan Decordova
  • Russell and Sherry Devine
  • The Honorable John E. Dobroth
  • Matt and Kate Dolkas
  • Kevin Doss and Jodi Grass
  • Amy Dozier and Michael Crooke
  • Jack and Kelley Dyer
  • A gift honoring Jack and Kelley Dyer
  • Richard Ehrman
  • Donna Elam
  • Nancy C. Eldblom
  • Andrew and Michelle Ellison
  • A gift honoring Dave and June Ellison
  • Rodger and Carolyn Embury
  • Jim, Dawn, and Abbey Engel
  • The Farmer and the Cook
  • Peter and Melinda Farrelly
  • Feast Bistro
  • Jeff and Theresa Ferguson
  • Jay Fields
  • Erik Foster
  • A gift honoring Tom Francis and Sabrina Venskus
  • Friend’s Ranch
  • Sue Fuhrmann and Ron Hamlen
  • Greg and Darcy Gamble
  • Carol Garramone
  • Greg Gavasse
  • Richard Scot Genstil and Nancy Lee Samuels
  • Paul and Heather Gibbons
  • GIGAVAC Employees
  • Christine Golden
  • Sune Goldsteen
  • Arthur Grace and Debra Breslow Grace
  • Linda and Frank Granat
  • Michael Grasso and Jess Sieber Grasso
  • Rod and Joyce Greene
  • Glenn and Kerri Griffee
  • Julie Grist
  • Fabienne and Rick Guerin
  • Richard and Sandy Hajas
  • Walt Hamann
  • Randy Haney and Dara Marks
  • Dale Hanson
  • Rae Hanstad
  • Zach and Katie Hartley
  • Larry and Pat Hartmann
  • Michelle Herzel and Ron Segal
  • Julie Heyman
  • Brian Holly
  • Rikki Horne and the late Rudy Petersdorf
  • Samuel and Risa Horowitz
  • Jim and Susan Jackson
  • Allan and Janet Jacobs
  • Bernadette and Chester Jagiello
  • Jaspa
  • Java Frost
  • Miles and Frank Johnson
  • Johnny Johnston
  • Jerry G. Jones
  • Trent Jones
  • James Joseph
  • Anna Julien
  • Luke and Meghan Kearn
  • Daryl Kelley
  • Jennifer and Niall Kelly
  • Bob Kemper
  • Joan Kemper
  • A gift honoring Joan Kemper
  • Jean Kilmurray and the late Thomas MacCalla
  • Ray King and Kale Starbird
  • Leonard Klaif and Linda Harmon
  • Brian Kondor and Rachel Segee
  • Ganea Lahti
  • Terri and Alex Laine
  • Christopher Land
  • Bob Landau
  • Carol Langford
  • A gift honoring Severo Lara
  • Peter Larramendy
  • A gift honoring Peter Larramendy, Lisa Larramendy, and Larry Rose
  • Ruth Lasell and Robert Bonewitz
  • Gabriele and James Lashly
  • Mary W. Leibman
  • Mike and Marilyn Lenehan
  • Stuart Lennox
  • Robert M. Levin and Lisa A. Solinas
  • Anne Littler-Brown
  • Wendy and Eric Lockwood
  • Lori’s Original Lemonade
  • Elissa Loughman
  • Cathleen Lynch
  • David Magney Environmental Consulting
  • Janet Mahon
  • James A. Malone
  • Celeste Manolas and Heather Miller
  • Gayle Marie
  • A gift honoring David Mason
  • Steve Matzkin and Melissa Wolfe
  • Amanda McBroom and George Ball
  • Josh and Sharon McClung
  • Dianne McCourtney
  • Janet L. McNeil
  • Duffy McPherson
  • Wilma Melville
  • P. Lyn Middleton
  • Bill and Cookie Miley
  • Stephen and Colette Miller
  • Steven Miller
  • Erin Hall Mills
  • A gift honoring Erin Hall Mills
  • Bill Monot and Lori Wyatt
  • Garen Moreno and Heather Dillon
  • Nomi Morris
  • Daniel Moses
  • Michael K. Mulligan and Joy Sawyer-Mulligan
  • Brian and Jeanine Murphy
  • Mitch and Lisa Myers
  • John and Jessica Nava
  • Dave and Mary Neville
  • A gift honoring the late Alan Newland
  • Marilyn Noad
  • Judith and William Norris
  • A gift honoring the late Yui O’Brien
  • Ojai Alisal Vineyard
  • Ojai App
  • Ojai Business Center
  • Ojai Community Bank
  • Ojai Olive Oil
  • Ojai Peace Coalition
  • Ojai Pixie Growers Association
  • Ojai Pixie Growers Association, a gift honoring the late Jim Ruch
  • Ojai Playhouse
  • The Ojai Retreat
  • Ojai Valley Athletic Club
  • Ojai Valley Directory
  • Ojai Valley Museum
  • Ojai Valley Woman’s Club
  • The Ojai Vineyard
  • Debi Otto and Ray Harding
  • Maria and Jon Parisen
  • Peter and Joan Passell
  • Patagonia
  • A gift honoring Bill and Laura Peck
  • John and Debbie Perry
  • Joan Peters
  • Vickie Peters
  • PixelPainter.com
  • A gift honoring the late Lydia Gail Posin
  • Robyn L. Posin, Ph.D.
  • Rainbow Bridge Natural Food Store
  • Rains
  • Alan and Jan Rains
  • Alex and Nicole Ramirez
  • Brian Rasnow and Maria Ornelas
  • Tom and Erin Rendulic
  • Kay Renius
  • Anna and Chris Rhoda
  • Dennis and Meredy Rice
  • The late Andrea Rich
  • Rivendell Aromatics
  • Joan Roberts
  • Lisa Robertson
  • Channon and Bianca Roe
  • Larry Rose and Lisa Larramendy
  • Linda Rovai
  • RTK Studios
  • Sandi Ruch and the late Jim Ruch
  • Asli and Kevin Ruf
  • John and Peggy Russell
  • Robert Russell
  • Ajay and Kelli Sahgal
  • Alan and Carol Saltzman
  • Scratch Food Truck
  • The Seahorse Fund of RSF Social Finance
  • Ben and Fran Seitz
  • Michael Shanahan and Micheal Smith
  • Jill and Bill Shanbrom
  • Syd and Dari Sidney
  • Michael Sieber and Jess Sieber Grasso
  • Dan and Olga Singer
  • Robert and Louine Skankey
  • Charles and Sandra Sledd
  • Howard Smith
  • Lee and Graham Smith
  • Andrew Snett
  • Jane Spiller
  • Charlene Spretnak
  • Steve Sprinkel
  • Jason and Nanette Stowell
  • Carlon Strobel
  • Al Stroberg and Betsy Patterson
  • Suzanne’s Cuisine
  • SV Media Relations
  • Wayne Tate
  • Mark Temkin
  • Tony and Anne Thacher
  • April Theriault and Ken Eros
  • Alan Thornhill and Denise Steurer Thornhill
  • Topa Topa Brewing Co.
  • Steven and Marcy Toscher
  • A gift honoring Trudy and John Town
  • James W. and Sally True
  • Cricket and Terry Twichell
  • Sabrina Venskus
  • Ventura Spirits Company
  • Verizon Volunteers Matching Incentive Program
  • Vesta
  • A gift honoring Chris Vignes and Annie Campbell
  • Antoinette Vondriska
  • Brady Vondriska
  • A gift honoring Carolyn Vondriska
  • Tyler Vondriska
  • Nancy Voyer
  • Jhaura and Mihaela Wachsman
  • Fred Wachter
  • Strick and Leanna Walker
  • Barbara and Deric Washburn
  • Mark and Jane Weil
  • William and Cynthia Weirick
  • Elizabeth and J.B. White
  • John and Nancy Whitman
  • Larry Wilde and Dennis Guernsey
  • Barbara Wilhelm
  • Katharine Wilhelm
  • Susan J. Williamson
  • Bill and Sue Wilmer
  • Susanne and Blake Wilson
  • Rebecca Windinwood
  • Wiser Design
  • Jon Wong and Jan Komura
  • Elyn Zimmerman
  • Anonymous (14)