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Who is William Male?

by | May 2, 2018
Me in Italy2007

It is impossible to talk about the William Male Foundation without talking about the man behind the name.  Who is William Male? He was a teacher, a friend, a brother, a mentor, a son, a philanthropist, an activist...

Bill taught for 40 years in San Diego, many of those years at Mira Mesa High School. Many of Bill's former students would say he was one of those teachers who made an impact in their lives. He meant so much to so many. For more than ten years, Bill had talked to me about his foundation, which he established to give scholarships to emerging artists. In the years right before he passed away, he wanted to make sure the foundation would continue on after he was gone. He was so proud of the foundation and often talked about the artists he supported through the foundation. The board and I strive to continue his legacy by supporting artists in San Diego County through scholarships and grants to help them create the art that is within them.

Bill did not want a funeral or memorial service when he passed away.  He wanted to make a documentary of his life, in which we could relieve the fun and funny memories we have with him. Andy Anderson, one of his former video students, made this amazing documentary. It really captures who Bill was. If you'd like to learn more about the man behind the William Male Foundation, you should definitely watch it.

William Male Foundation
P.O. Box 261326
San Diego, CA 92196

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