Westmont Magazine A Heart for Homecoming
David MacCulloch ’84 makes an effort to fit volunteer work into his life and career. As vice president and senior trust officer for Wells Fargo Private Client Services in Santa Barbara, he helps clients craft a succession plan for their wealth. When they wish to leave a legacy, he works with them to find causes that reflect their values. An attorney with expertise in estate planning, David has definite opinions about being involved in the community — and he puts his beliefs into practice. Westmont honors him as Volunteer of the Year at Homecoming in September.
His service at Westmont has been extensive. Chairman of the Homecoming committee for the last few years, he has been involved in planning the event since 1997 and acts as liaison between the committee and the alumni board. For three years he belonged to the President’s Associates steering committee. He also serves as the 1984 class agent.
The Museum of Natural History and the Santa Barbara Symphony benefit from David’s expertise as well. He sits on the planned giving committee at the museum and is involved with the symphony’s endowment committee.
After graduating from Westmont, David worked in the insurance industry for several years until he got bored. He then enrolled in Loyola Law School of Los Angeles and became a lawyer with a focus on estate planning.
His wife, Hillary Hope, is a graphic designer who works as creative director in the global marketing department at QAD Inc. The couple has a son, Campbell, who is in sixth grade, and they all attend Santa Barbara Community Church.
David has a new involvement at Westmont: He is teaching a business law class. “The students are so bright,” he says. “Even the first-year students are mature. It makes me feel good as an alumnus to see the high caliber of students at Westmont.”