Ibarra Foundation

The Ibarra Foundation invests in the future success of the Latino community by giving access to higher education possible. Since its inception in 2004, the Ibarra Foundation has assisted over 100 students in their quest to obtain a university education.

“Shortly after graduating from high school, I met David Ibarra during an interview that he was conducting on behalf of the Ibarra Foundation. I remember being unsure about my future, trying to figure out my path as an undocumented immigrant.

That chance meeting ended up changing my life forever. After discussing my dreams of going to law school to help immigrants and the LGBTQ+ community, David awarded me a full ride four-year scholarship.

Thirteen years later, I am now a legal citizen with a Bachelor’s and a law degree working for one of the nation’s top law firms. Without the generosity of the Ibarra Foundation this would still be a dream. It was because David believed in me that I’ve had the opportunity to succeed and give back to my community.”

- Candelario Saldana