The San Gabriel Educational Foundation Donates $127,000 to SGUSD

San Gabriel, CA – The San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF) has met its fundraising goal for the 2012-2013 academic year. On behalf of the Foundation, SEF, President Lori Husein presented a check to the SGUSD in the amount of $127,000 to Superintendent Dr. David Yoshihara and School Board President Andrew Ammon at the August 29th meeting of the Governing Board. The foundation’s successful 2011-2012 “Fund the Gap” campaign will fund a variety of instructional and enrichment programs at all 8 schools in the district for the 2012-2013 academic year. These programs include elementary music and visual arts instruction, middle school drama program, after-school staffing at Jefferson Middle School and Gabrielino High School library/media centers, Naviance college counseling and Avid programs, mock trial, speech and debate, FBLA and band programs, all at Gabrielino high school.

The foundation was able to provide these funds with the help of many generous donations from parents, district employees, community members and local businesses. Included this year was a $26,000 gift from the Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel. There was also increased support from Wells Fargo Bank and Mission Car Wash in addition to grants from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation and the Pasadena Showcase House.

“We’re thrilled and proud that the San Gabriel community came together to support the Foundation and our wonderful San Gabriel public schools,” stated current SEF President Lori Husein.

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