Continued supporter of outreach initiatives, Santa Barbara-based entrepreneur and leading force in the real estate sector, Kenny Slaught gladly embraces Hospice of Santa Barbara’s various initiatives aimed at helping those who suffered hardship in their lives to learn to experience joy and meaningfulness again through empathy and self-care. In keeping with his intentions as a visionary philanthropist, he advocates for the Hospice of Santa Barbara’s Anticipatory Grief Services program and continues to educate the broader public about the importance of social support, particularly for people who have experienced the loss of those closest to them. With this goal, Slaught recently promoted these programs on his blog, available at KennySlaught.com.
Professor David Low from UCSB’s Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project titled “Strategy for development of enteric pathogen-specific phage”. Low’s research focuses on a ground-breaking way to deal with serious bacterial pathogens that are evolving to become resistant to many once-powerful antibiotics. “He will engineer phage to selectively target and destroy several pathogenic bacteria to prevent enteric diseases in infants,” notes Kenny Slaught.
The project applauded by Kenny Slaught works towards the protection of the old-fashioned character of physical building while also providing for ground-breaking upgrades. Furthermore, through fortifications like seismic upgrades, both the building and the tens of thousands of pieces of art inside will be better protected. The plan also creates 25 percent more gallery area to make the museum an even better center of the Santa Barbara community. In short, the revamp project is the most inclusive ever commenced by the museum.
The planned changes of the campaign will be scheduled through a period of about six years. All changes will be made in stages so that the museum can stay open to visitors through the whole process. Kenny Slaught reveals four basic goals of the campaign, including making the gallery more spacious, increasing community space, enhancing the complete museum experience, and concentrating on the facility’s topmost needs. Similarly, he has presented ways to support the campaign, “People can donate cash straight to the campaign through the Imagine More website at campaign.sbma.net. Also, the museum receives donations of stock and securities, as well as real estate and personal property, which can help propel the campaign through the prevalent renovation process.”
The service and hospitality industry is a space that fosters career opportunities at worthwhile salaries and that allows graduates the chance to enhance their abilities and chase their goals of becoming a renowned chef, manager, or hotel administrator. The Culinary Arts and Hotel Management program available at SBCC is extensive and includes multiple aspects of the service industry of varied scales. Acquiring abilities such as these can help people find jobs not only domestically, but also internationally. Kenny Slaught talks about an extra interesting aspect of the program, “It can empower students to start their own companies and achieve their dream of becoming an industrialist and working for themselves.”