My name is Riva Lewis and the Santa Barbara Middle School changed my life. I learned not only about math and english but more importantly SBMS taught me about the world and myself. I honestly don't know where or who I would be without the school. I am so thankful for Ernie's gift because I know there will be hundreds of students in the future that will benefit as much as I have from this school. Ernie has invested in the future of hundreds of kids and I am so thankful for his generosity. Not only has Ernie gifted us a school but he has given so much to the world. When I was told about what Ernie had done I couldn't help but smile because I couldn't believe someone could be so selflessly generous. Thank you Ernie for everything you have given to us and the world.