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Letter from the Founder, Barbara Savage

Thank you for your participation in the Tribal Trust’s work over the past twenty years. Many of you supported the foundation at the beginning by attending our annual fund raising event, the Tribal Cup, in Florida and California. More recently we appreciated your attendance at programs and films in association with Antioch University Santa Barbara (AUSB), earth-honoring ceremonies or attended the Mbuti exhibition to learn how to live in harmony with nature and each other. A select few traveled with us to meet the Monpas, the indigenous people of Bhutan, while supporting their grass-roots eco-cultural preservation projects, as well as a film and curriculum project that will have local and global impact.

Today the Tribal Trust has evolved and grown, learned from the people we served, and re-imagined the role of philanthropy. As we embrace the indigenous values of reciprocity, respect, responsibility and relationships in our philanthropic mission, we are collaborating on a diversity of exciting initiatives. Continue the journey with us from education to conservation, from research to outreach, as we make a difference in the world both locally and globally.

With deep gratitude,

Barbara Savage
Founder, Tribal Trust Foundation