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How You Can Help

How You Can Help

The Guardian Scholars Program is always seeking volunteers to mentor students, resources in the community and donations of items needed by Guardian Scholars. Please see the Wish List of items needed below and contact us if you would like to donate. To submit a monetary donation, please contact:

Melinda Douglas
Senior Director, Executive Development
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2013
805.893.2580 (Office)

Meet our Guardian Angels

These outstanding donors have contributed to the continued success of the Guardian Scholars Program. We are extremely grateful for their generous support.

  • The Makarechian Foundation, Inc.
  • Steven M. Hilton '74 and Lisa Hilton, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • Nisbet Family Foundation
  • Wayne and Lynn Barker / Village Properties
  • Mr. Steve Bennet
  • Leslie Dorosin and Steve Bennet
  • Mr. Arnold E. Brier
  • Walter and Lynne Clay
  • Tyrena and William Jones / Kirby-Jones Foundation
  • Assistance League of Santa Barbara
  • A.S. Bike Shop
  • Transportation Alternatives Program
  • UCSB Bike Team
  • Harvey and Hope Schechter '47
  • The Estate of Thomas Shroyer '69
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nasri
  • Teach a Man to Fish Foundation / Vinnie and Tori Smith
  • Green Foundation / George and Kathleen McCrimlisk
  • Paul and Anna Makarechian
  • Keith Palmquist
  • Paul Orfalea / Bob Nunez, DDS
  • Kim and Soren Kieler
  • Sallie and Bijan Saless
  • Ali and Jordan Quivey
  • Walter and Lynne Clay
  • Jeffrey Wattenberg
  • Roman Tsunder
  • Ali Jahangiri
  • Stephen and Maria Black
  • Jill Feldman and Arnie Brier
  • Mollie and Ali Ahlstrand
  • Ryan Mills and Ed de Vicente
  • Eve Briere and Andy Maltz
  • Sherry Zalfaghari
  • Joe and Navas Shooshtari
  • Richard Mulder / Heel Bruise
  • Michael and Jennie Davidson
  • Wendy Foster
  • Julie Henley
  • Donna Mancusi and Megan Valentine

Guardian Scholars Group Photo

Guardian Scholar Wish List

Some of our current Guardian Scholars have let us know that they are in need of the following items. If you would like to donate any item on the list, please contact:

  • Employment opportunities
  • Student volunteers
  • Housing assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Couch
  • Household furniture
  • Cookware
  • Whiteboard
  • Plates/cups/eating utensils
  • Microwave