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Vow4Mal is a field of interest fund at the Santa Barbara Foundation focusing on the education and prevention of drinking and driving. The fund was established in January 2014 to honor the life of Mallory Rae Dies, who was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Community supporters, friends and family continue to rally around the issue, working to eliminate excuses for and change stereotypes about drinking and driving.


Vow4Mal focuses on the education and prevention of drinking and driving.

Designated Hero Program

Once a month, a downtown venue will host a Designated Hero night to promote and incentivize designated driving and responsible drinking. Every designated driver who attends a Designated Hero night will have the opportunity to win prizes, ranging from candy and parking passes to restaurant gift certificates and electronics. All Designated Hero participants must pass a breathalyzer test to be eligible for prizes.

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Executive Board

Carolyn Shepard Baham
Matt Dies, President
Matt Dies Jr.
Matthew Moore, Public Relations
Michael Rousso
Ryan Todey
Travis Vassallo

Mallory Rae Dies

Supporting Members

Bonnie Kwon
Don Goldberg
Joyce Dudley, District Attorney
Logan Goldberg
Matt Capritto
Raeona Dies

Community Partners

Caribbean Coffee Company
Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
County of Santa Barbara
Night Out
Pacific Pride Festival
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department 
Santa Barbara Police Department
Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce
Santa Barbara Downtown Parking


Learn More

For more information about Vow4Mal, please contact Ashley Butler at (805) 963-1873 or
North County Headquarters:  (805) 346-6123  |   2625 S. Miller Street, Suite 101, Santa Maria, CA 93455
South County Headquarters:  (805) 963-1873  |  1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93101