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Rosario Curletti Endowment Fund


Your gift to the Endowment Fund signals that you understand SBMAL's critical role in collecting, conserving, and making available to researchers its unique and vast collections. You are committed to helping SBMAL build its future and its permanent financial foundation.

You can make a direct contribution to the Fund, or you can remember SBMAL in your estate planning or will. You can contribute directly by check, card, or cash. Please contact us if you would like more information about how you can contribute to SBMAL's endowment.


Donors who give $50,000 or more to the Endowment Fund will be named members of the Fr. Maynard Geiger Legacy Circle. 

Fr. Maynard Geiger Legacy Circle


Fr. Maynard Geiger, O.F.M., was the force behind the founding of the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library as a non-profit historical and educational institution. Membership is recognition of the important role you play in sustaining SBMAL and ensuring its continued efforts to care for the historical legacy of the Franciscan Missions and the Native Peoples of the West. Benefits of membership include recognition on our website and on our Donor wall, as well as invitation to exclusive events for Legacy Circle Members.

Members of the Fr. Maynard Geiger Legacy Circle:


Norman Neuerburg

Rosario Curletti

John Gherini

Tom Gherini


Contributions can be sent to Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library at 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. 

SBMAL is open to researchers by appointment only.
NEW HOURS for 2024! Research hours are now available on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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