Ginni Dreier, a Santa Barbara resident since 2000, is an active philanthropist, volunteering her time and contributing to numerous organizations including the Santa Barbara Police Activities League, Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, the Teddy Bear Foundation, and Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
A long time Board member for the Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, she first got involved in 2001, when she sponsored the zoo’s male African lion, named Chadwick, in honor of her husband Chad. Since then, the Dreier family has supported every major capital campaign, along with sponsoring and naming many of the zoo’s most iconic animals.
Dreier also serves or has served on the Board of the Directors for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Board of Directors for Loyola Marymount University, the Women’s Leadership Council of Loyola Marymount (founding member), the Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation, and the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation. She is a fierce advocate for children, animals, education, and the arts.