Give our children the means to excel
You can make a direct impact on the future of children throughout our school district by partnering with the Simi Valley Education Foundation. Established in 1989, the Foundation has supported our schools with more than $1,000,000 in grants and scholarships. We depend on the generosity of our friends to continue our work to improve student achievement by providing grants that:
- Enrich math skills
- Support science curriculum
- Promote 21st century technology
- Improve literacy
- Expand social studies
- Enhance social and world culture
- Elevate the arts.
Preserve quality education in Simi Valley by raising funds for the support of the public schools.
Provide financial support for specific materials and programs which that are designed to improve and enhance learning experiences in academics, activities, and the arts.
Promote and improve education by offering innovative and diverse opportunities for learning.
Involve community-minded businesses, families and individuals to support the Foundation's goals. Help us give Simi Valley school students the tools they need to succeed. Simi Valley Education Foundation provides the extraordinary for teachers and students that enrich our schools and strengthen our community.
2015-2016 Board of Directors
President, Brian Miller
President-Elect, Michelle Scharf
Treasurer, Allan C. Mann
Secretary, Lacey Noe
Past President, Mark Upson
New to the Board of Directors this year are: Amy Ginnever, Ventura County Credit Union; Leroy Leyba, Troop Real Estate; Jeannie Liss, Rancho Simi Recreation park District; and Michelle Schwabe, Schwabe Books.
Current Board Members also include: Glen Becerra, Cathy Carlson, Marty De Los Rios, Barbara Glodfelty, Kim Holden, Brian Iverson, Mike James, Bob LaBelle, Mark Lewis, Carla Lowe, Lulu Means, Mitch McCann, Brian Miller, Kim Milstien, Dr. Jason Peplinski, Dr. Ron Resnick, Brian Ring, Dawn Smollen, Kristin Tignac and Kathi Van Etten.
Pictured below is our annual passing of the gavel. Mark Upson (left) receives his crystal gavel from incoming 2015-2016 Board President Brian Miller.
Pictured below are members at our board retreat. We also had the pleasure of learning more about mindfulness from Lindsay Leimbach.
We also had the opportunity to hear from two teachers that received enhancement grants this past year and the impact they have made in their classrooms (Cristina Sullivan on the left and Tracie Bowden on the right) as well as Sean Jones (center)-- one of our high school scholarship recipients this year.
Below Jill Haney, a board member for more than seven years, receives a thank you for her service as she steps off this year.
Congratulations to our June Teacher of the Month -- Tammy Maddigan
On hand to present Tammy Maddigan -- our June Teacher of the Month – with her award are, from the left: Brian Iverson, SVEF Board Member, Pam Campeau, Representative from Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office, Principal of Big Springs Elementary Lori Rangel, Tammy Maddigan, Brian Miller, SVEF Board Member and also Representative from Supervisor Foy’s office, Mark Upson, SVEF Board President, Marie Lakin, Representative from Fran Pavley's office, Dawn Smollen, SVEF Board Member, Amy Ginnever, Ventura County Credit Union and Jake Finch, Simi Valley Unified School District.
Congratulations to our May Teacher of the Month -- Karen Librandi
On hand to present Karen Librandi -- our May Teacher of the Month – with her award are, from the left: Jake Finch, Simi Valley Unified School District, Lulu Means, SVEF Board Member, Dawn Smollen, SVEF Board Member, Pam Campeau, Representative from Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office, Brian Miller, SVEF Board Member and also Representative from Supervisor Foy’s office, recipient Karen Librandi, Principal of Township, Lori Neiman, Marie Lakin, Representative from Fran Pavley's office, Mark Upson, SVEF Board President, Brian Iverson, SVEF Board Member, and Amy Ginnever, Ventura County Credit Union.
Congratulations to our April Teacher of the Month -- Linda Fowler
On hand to present Linda Fowler -- our April Teacher of the Month – with her award are, from the left: Michelle Scharf, SVEF Board Member, Marie Lakin, Representative from Fran Pavley's office, Kim Holden, SVEF Board Member, Hani Youssef, SVUSD Assistant Superintendent Educational Services, Mark Upson, SVEF Board President, Brian Miller, SVEF Board Member and also Representative from Supervisor Foy’s office, Linda Fowler, our recipient, Jennifer Goldman, Principal of Mountain View Elementary, Brian Iverson, SVEF Board Member, Pam Campeau, Representative from Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office, and Carla Lowe, SVEF Board Member.
Applications Now Available for Graduating High School Seniors
To Apply for Scholarships and Endowment Scholarships.
Each year, the Simi Valley Education Foundation grants deserving students scholarships so that they can attend college, technical or vocational schools. The Simi Valley Education Foundation will be awarding college scholarships this spring. One high school student from each comprehensive high school (Royal High, Santa Susana High, and Simi Valley High) and one student from the two SVUSD Alternative high schools (Monte Vista/Apollo) and one from Moorpark Community College. The Simi Valley Educational Foundation also awards three two-year community college scholarships to students enrolling in a local community college each fall. This Endowment Program was established to honor the wishes of the original donor to provide community college scholarships for students who cannot afford to fund their own education.
Click here to learn more about this program and to download an application.
Movie Magic Celebration of Education Picture Perfect!
Thank you everyone who joined us on Saturday, February 28 for a fun night at the movie studio.
Below are our wonderful sponsors who helped make this event a fundraising success!
Click here to see more photos from our wonderful night!
Congratulations to our March Teacher of the Month -- Jennifer Conmay
On hand to present Jennifer Conmay -- our March Teacher of the Month – with her award are, from the left: Jake Finch, SVUSD, Kim Holden, Kristin Tignac, and Brian Miller, all SVEF Board members, Michelle McManigal, principal of the school, Jennifer Conmay, Bob LaBelle, SVEF Board member, Pam Campeau, Representative from Assemblyman Scott Wilk's office, Allan C. Mann, SVEF Board member , and Marie Lakin, Representative from Fran Pavley's office.
Many of our local businesses have agreed to participate and donate to this program and help us recognize our Teacher of the Month recipients. We hope this sends a clear message to the teachers that the business community supports and values their dedication to the students of Simi Valley. Each month we will invite our donors listed below to the special presentation to personally be on hand to congratulate them.
Ali Baba Café
Allan C. Mann
Cal State Channel Islands
Gold N Heart
Simi Valley Auto Spa
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
Underwood Insurance Group
Ventura County Credit Union
Click here to see more photos of our monthly recipients!
Check out our latest newsletter -- The Highlighter - Fall 2014
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