Philanthropists Donate $100,000 to Help First-Generation Students Pursue Their College Dreams

| May 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

The San Diego Foundation today received a $100,000 contribution to the Community Scholars Initiative from the David Malcolm Family Trust. The donation will help 38 first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students with college scholarships and critical wraparound services that bolster academic achievement.

The gift is made possible by San Diego philanthropists David and Annie Malcolm. David, a longtime philanthropist and community advocate in San Diego County, is a former elected official and currently runs and advises companies across the region.

“We are proud to support the Community Scholars Initiative and help dozens of students on their pathway to a diploma,” shared David Malcolm. “By prioritizing both scholarships and wraparound academic support, this initiative prepares the leaders of tomorrow who will guide our region through complex challenges we may face in the future.”

Working in partnership with local nonprofits, including Reality Changers, Barrio Logan College Institute, Mana de San Diego and San Diego Urban League, the Community Scholars Initiative provides more San Diego students with equitable opportunity through tools and financial support to accomplish their academic goals.

“In addition to fostering equity of opportunity, CSI supports our economy and the prosperity of our region,” shared Michelle Jaramillo, director of Education Initiatives at The San Diego Foundation. “Thanks to generous San Diegans like David Malcolm, we are able to prioritize the needs of these students and build a future with every San Diegan in mind.”

San Diego philanthropists David and Annie Malcolm made a $100,000 donation to the Community Scholars Initiative.

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