The Scholars Circle

Join The Scholars Circle, our legacy society, with your planned gift of any amount.

You can leave a bequest to establish your own named scholarship fund now or in for the future. Planned gifts can be a great source of satisfaction and many provide tax advantages to you and/or your heirs. We encourage you to work with your financial advisor to determine which assets to give, the best time to give them, and the type of gift arrangement, or contact the Scholarship Foundation to help arrange a consultation with an attorney or financial advisor to help answer your questions.

We encourage you to work with your financial advisor to determine which assets to give, the best time to give them, and the type of gift arrangement, or contact the Scholarship Foundation to help arrange a consultation with an attorney or financial advisor to help answer your questions.

Have you already remembered the Scholarship Foundation in your estate plan? Please let us know so we can thank you.

Click here to learn more about the Scholars Circle or contact Raissa Smorol, Director of Development (805) 687-6065 or rsmorol@sbscholarship.org.

The Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3).  Tax identification number 23-7087774.

 

Donor Spotlight: Mike Siefe

Seife A local boy who became an Eagle Scout and thrived at San Marcos High School, Mike went on to attend UCSB and to start his own insurance agency in Santa Barbara. Mike was an outstanding tennis player, loved to challenge friends with games of chess and backgammon, and had two sons with his wife, Ruth.Mike had a passion for providing opportunities for needy high school students, and when his life was cut short by brain cancer in 2005 he and his friends established an endowed scholarship fund in his name. That scholarship fund now helps send Santa Barbara County students to college, every year in perpetuity. Mike Siefe’s passion lives on through his planned gift to the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara.

Fast Facts

Did you know....

  • In 2016, we provided 3,016 scholarships totaling $8.74 million.

 

  • In 2016, we provided financial aid advising services to more than 45,000 students and families in our County.

 

  • The Scholarship Foundation does not charge an administrative fee to scholarship fund donors. 100% of contributions to support scholarships goes directly to deserving students.
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