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Angell Foundation — A Commitment to Dedication

November 2014

Since 2012, the Angell Foundation has been providing support to one of Cal State Fullerton's most beloved programs, Guardian Scholars.

The program awards former foster youth with a full scholarship to the University, as well as additional assistance such as housing, tutoring and counseling. The program is a working partnership between the private sector and public agencies.

The most recent grant from The Angell Foundation supports scholarships, educational enrichment and leadership development. Additional funds will provide support for staff, a student development retreat and summer programming to increase student retention.

"We have been impressed with the dedication of the Guardian Scholars staff and their tireless commitment to the students," said Perry Oretzky, president of The Angell Foundation. "In addition to supporting students' personal development and academic achievement, Guardian Scholars provides a nurturing community and sense of stability for the foster youth in its program.

"With the gap in resources available for emancipated foster youth to pursue higher education, The Angell Foundation is thankful that programs such as Guardian Scholars are available to provide the financial and programmatic assistance to help foster youth attain their university degrees, as well as gain the skills needed to realize their career aspirations," Oretzky continued. "Our foundation believes that a college degree or credential can be transformative and we are proud to partner with Cal State Fullerton to ensure that the foster youth on its campus have continued access to the Guardian Scholars program."

For more information about contributing to Guardian Scholars, please contact Victoria Jagoda, director of development, Scholarship & University Programs, at 657-278-7446.

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