Ventura County Community Foundation Names New Chair for its Board of Directors

Scott P. Hansen was appointed as Chair of the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) and assumed his new role on October 1, 2016. A seasoned professional in the arena of investment management, Hansen serves as the Regional Managing Director of Wealth Management for the Santa Barbara and Westlake Village markets of Wells Fargo Bank. In that capacity, he oversees a team of more than 100 financial professionals from Paso Robles to Studio City who serve Wells Fargo clients with long-term goals and financial planning.

“Scott Hansen has the professional expertise to guide the board and the Foundation toward its goal of stewarding more than $87 million in net assets for hundreds of donors and 90 non-profits,” according to Charles Maxey, Ph.D., VCCF Board Member.  “His volunteer involvement with numerous non-profits in the region, including ours, provides him a special insight into the needs of our community. We welcome Scott to his new position and know that he will serve as an invaluable asset.”

Hansen has served at the helm, on the executive committee, or as a board member of Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara, Provisors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County, CSUCI Planned Giving Council, Foodbank Santa Barbara County, and the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF).

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he also earned a Personal Financial Planning Designation. Hansen follows Gary Erickson as Chair of the VCCF. Erickson held the position for three years and recently relocated to another region.

Over the past year, the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) distributed over $4 million in grants and assistance that included scholarships and aid to several hundred local organizations.

“I am confident that the Ventura County Community Foundation will continue into its next three decades of service to the residents and non-profit organizations of Ventura County,” said Hansen. “We are looking forward to a bright future as we tackle our community’s most pressing needs.”


Scott P. Hansen


VCCF invests the charitable capital that drives the philanthropic engines of Ventura County. The foundation was established in 1987, endeavoring to build philanthropy in the region and encourage generosity of the wellbeing of those in Ventura County.

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