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The Irwindale Educational Foundation 14th Annual BBQ Fundraiser

IEF President Camille Diaz (right) and IEF Treasurer Lisa Bailey (left) sign 41 recipient checks totaling more than $30,000.

by Lisa Bailey

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The Irwindale Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that they have awarded forty one scholarships totaling $30,250 in for the 2013/2014 academic year.

The 14th Annual BBQ Fundraiser was held on the spacious grounds of Miller Coors on July 19, 2013.  Approximately 200 people attended this worthwhile fundraiser.   The crowd enjoyed good food and good company.  The delicious dinner was catered by Picasso’s Café, Bakery and Catering, the official caterer of the Irwindale Educational Foundation.

Past scholarship recipient and volunteer at the event, Karolina Arteaga, spoke of her educational goals and how assistance from the Foundation would help her ultimately enter the field of law enforcement.  There were wonderful raffle gifts, all donated by various organizations and persons. All this fun supported a very worthy cause – helping deserving students fund their continuing education.

This event could not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors, contributors, attendees and volunteers.  For the past fourteen years, MillerCoors has provided the beautiful site, contributed the beer and has been a PRESENTING Sponsor!  Special thanks to Vulcan Materials who was DOCTORATE sponsor.  MASTER sponsor was Bear Trucking. BACHELOR sponsors included Athens Services, City of Hope, and Royal Coaches Auto Body and Towing. The City of Irwindale, Geologic Associates, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and Security Bank of California were ASSOCIATE sponsors.  SCHOLAR sponsors, whose contributions provide for direct contribution to a scholarship, were Aleshire & Wynder,  AMEC, Irwindale Lions Club, Rick Goacher Planning,  RSG Inc., and Royal Coaches Auto Body and Towing.  Many thanks also go to the volunteers who helped us at the event including the Irwindale Explorers Post.

Since 2002 the IEF has provided more than $388,000 in scholarships – thank you for your support and commitment to education in the Irwindale community.  Watch for information about our 2014 fundraiser!!!

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News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.
The Irwindale Educational Foundation 14th Annual BBQ Fundraiser