Kenny Slaught

Investec President and Santa Barbara Philanthropist

About Kenny Slaught

A real estate professional with 35 years of experience in Santa Barbara and surrounding California counties, Investec Real Estate Companies founder and president Kenny Slaught dedicates his efforts outside of his profession to supporting public institutions and benevolent organizations within the community where he works. Having earned a BA in business and economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, he has served on the UCSB Foundation Board of Trustees since 1995 and presently chairs the audit committee. As a board member of Storyteller Children’s Center for over 25 years, Kenny Slaught helps secure early educational services for children in Santa Barbara at risk or without a home. He also has been involved with the Dream Foundation since 1994, and as the organization’s current chairperson he guides its mission to fulfill the wishes of adults with a terminal condition.

Beyond his board memberships, Kenny Slaught supports the vibrancy of his community with donations to a diverse array of nonprofit organizations, including the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, the Goleta Valley Historical Society, and Lotusland, among others.

In his role as president of Investec, Mr. Slaught oversees a real estate firm with a property portfolio of $750 million and over 3 million square feet of residential, retail, and commercial property under management. Since founding the firm in 1983, he has directed investment strategy and led the firm to become the top comprehensive real estate company in Santa Barbara.

Chase Free Thursday Evenings at Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Every Thursday, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art opens its doors to the public free of charge between 5 PM and 8 PM. The weekly Chase Free Thursday Evenings include access to all museum galleries, as well as brief talks by qualified docents about select pieces of art. During these evenings, the museum’s shop and Family Resource Center are also open for guests to purchase mementos or explore opportunities at the museum for parents and their children.

A key part of the evening, the Docent “Ten-Talks” program takes place from 6:10 to 7:10 PM. Participants meet at the State Street entrance and move through the museum, speaking informally with docents about specific works of art for 10 minutes each.

Throughout the year, Chase Free Thursday Evenings also include special programming. The last Thursday in June, for example, the museum is offering Sketching in the Galleries. After viewing sculptures in the Greco-Roman section of the antiquities gallery, participants work with teaching artists to learn how to draw the musculature and drapery of sculptures using light and shading strategically. Learn about the full schedule of events on the museum’s website,