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Eva Rhodes and Elizabeth Farnan Rodrigues Join Dream Foundation

Press Release | August 29, 2022

Rhodes and Rodrigues to join the National Board of Directors of the dream-granting organization

Santa Barbara, Calif. –– Local businesswomen and philanthropists, Eva Rhodes and Elizabeth Farnan Rodrigues will join Dream Foundation’s National Board of Directors, helping raise awareness about the organization’s mission of fulfilling final Dreams for terminally-ill adults and assisting with raising funds to help serve Dreams across the nation and Puerto Rico.

Eva is currently a Vice President and Banker for the Santa Barbara office of J.P. Morgan Private Bank where she works closely with families, executives, entrepreneurs, and foundations to achieve their financial goals. She favors a relationship-driven approach with her clients, differentiating her among so many other wealth advisors. Eva earned her B.A. in Economics and German Literature (she is fluent in German) from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master’s in International Political Economy from The London School of Economics. She has since worked across the world but is happy to be back in Santa Barbara with her husband and two children where they enjoy all things outdoors.

“I am thrilled and proud to be a part of an organization whose very purpose is to bring joy and peace in the most challenging of times,” says Rhodes.

Elizabeth is the founder and principal of Elizabeth CPA, Inc. After receiving her B.A. from Bucknell University and her Master’s from The College of William and Mary, she worked with Deloitte and Grant Thornton until founding her own firm so that she could work more directly with clients in a smaller firm environment. With over 25 years of experience in a broad range of tax and financial matters, Elizabeth now enjoys giving back by volunteering her services to small nonprofits.  Elizabeth also resides in Santa Barbara with her husband where she is an avid athlete, owning and directing the Santa Barbara Triathlon.

“I am honored to be a part of an organization that brings comfort and light to people in their hours of darkness.  I look forward to many years of working with this talented team,” says Rodrigues.

“We are pleased to welcome Eva and Elizabeth to our esteemed board,” says Dream Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, Kisa Heyer. “They deeply connect to our mission and are eager to make a difference both locally in our community of Santa Barbara and across the country. We are thankful for their expertise, knowledge, and passion.”

About Dream Foundation:

Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults, fulfills final Dreams that provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life. With the support of a nationwide network of volunteers, hospices, health care organizations and committed donors, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 33,000 final Dreams since being founded in 1994. Dream Foundation receives no state or federal funding—we rely solely on private donations. To support our mission, please visit DreamFoundation.org/donate. 

For a photo of Eva Rhodes or Elizabeth Farnan Rodrigues or for additional information, please contact Dani Cordaro at dani@dreamfoundation.org.

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