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Santa Monica Conservancy Participates in Giving Tuesday

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The second-annual #Giving Tuesday – a national day of giving back during the shopping and the spending of the holiday season – may have passed, but it is not too late to participate in the spirit of giving during this holiday season.

#Giving Tuesday shows that the holidays can be about both giving and giving back.  It celebrates giving…about ways to give more, give smarter, and put personal philanthropy back into the giving season.

Together, we’ll work to keep our historic places a vibrant part of the life and attractiveness of our city.

There are many ways you can support the Santa Monica Conservancy’s work on Giving Tuesday!


  • Sign up to receive Conservancy news in email.
  • Come to a Conservancy event – our Holiday Party on December 7 is a great way to get to know us.
  • Offer your time as a Conservancy volunteer – be a docent, join our program or fundraising committee, or tell us how you’d like to contribute to our work.
  • Share a story about a historic place in Santa Monica: send email to us at  or share it on Facebook.  Share a photo of yourself at your favorite historic place.
  • Share this with your friends and family so that they can learn more about the Conservancy.

The Conservancy was founded to promote understanding and appreciation of the benefits of historic preservation by offering educational programs, assistance and advocacy. We are known for our popular and informative docent-led tours of the Annenberg Community Beach House and weekly historic downtown walking tours, as well as events in historic private homes and neighborhoods, and an annual lecture series – each of which brings residents and visitors in closer touch with Santa Monica’s historic places.  We also work to ensure that historic preservation is a key objective in City plans, that owners receive incentives to preserve their historic structures, and that threatened buildings are saved and adapted for modern needs.

Our City’s historic places make Santa Monica a uniquely attractive beachside community, but we can’t take the survival of these special places for granted.  Decisions are made every day that put them at risk.

Thank you so much for your support!

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