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 $600,000 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.
Welcome Our 2012 Board of Directors
As current board members look on, outgoing Board President Carol Richards (right) receives a crystal gavel as a thank you from the board of directors for a wonderful year from 2012-2013 Board President Michelle Foster.
President, Michelle Foster
President-Elect, Jill Haney
Treasurer, Leigh Nixon and Jill Haney
Secretary, Cathy Carlson
Past President, Carol Richards
New to the Board of Directors this year are Mike Antoun and Scott Blough.
Current Board Members include: Glen Becerra, Barbara Glodfelty, Kim Holden, Brian Iverson, Mike James, Bob LaBelle, Carla Lowe, Eric Lundstrom, Allan C. Mann, Lulu Means, Leigh Nixon, Kate O'Brien, Dr. Ron Resnick, Jim Riley, Michelle Scharf, Dr. Kathryn Scroggin, Karen Stewart, Kristin Tignac, and Mark Upson.
What's New....We Have Been Busy!
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Our The Roaring 20's Are Back -- Celebration of Education was a resounding success! Our guests had a swanky time as we raised “clams” for the kids. There were moments to treasure and plenty of food and drinks to share and Roaring 20’s Nostalgia was in the air!
Thank you to the sponsors below for their continued support!
Speakeasy Clams Photo Booth
Underwood Insurance Group, Inc.
Stewart Lender Services
Keller Williams Realty
Southern California Edison
Chubb Group of Insurance Companies
Simi Valley Hospital
California State University, Channel Islands
Mid Valley Properties
SCS Engineers Swink's Simi Valley Towing
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2013 High School Scholarship and Endowment Scholarship Applications
Now Available -- Click on the Application Below.
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Meet our 2012-2013
Lew Roth Award Recipients!
Congratulations to our 2012-2013 Lew Roth Award Recipients. From the left are: Barbara Troup, Deborah Salgado, Kriss Corral, Theresa Smyres, Sylvia Beltran, Kelly Kolarek and Kevin Underwood.
Jail & Bail Raises More Than $9,000
Thank You to Everyone Who Donated!
Our “jailbirds” listed below were recently “released” with the help of Simi Valley Chief of Police Mitch McCann after helping to raise money for our schools!
Pictured are many of our participants.
Thank you to...
Pat Abruzzese, Angela Baxter, Glen Becerra, Scott Blough, Aldo Calcagno, Rob Collins, Brian Dennert, Michelle Foster, Elaine Freeman, Theresa Garner, Josie Hirsch, Brian Iverson, Mike James, Diana Janke, Anthony Karch, Carla Lowe, Nancy Mason, Michelle McManigal, Lori Neiman, Kate O'Brien, Steve Pietrolungo, Bonny Porter, Lori Rangel, Deborah Salgado, Kevin Underwood, Jim Vigdor, Dan White, Ted Weiner, and Susanne Wolf.
Local Auto Dealers & County Schools Federal Credit Union
Join Forces to Give Back to Our Schools!
This fall the Simi Valley Education Foundation arranged a wonderful partnership with our local car dealers in Simi Valley and the County Schools Federal Credit that benefited public schools in Simi Valley! We are happy to report that together they raised $9,740.
During the Driving Education Back to School Marathon the dealers featured on the left, agreed to make a donation for EVERY new and/or used vehicle sold during the months of September and October. In addition, $50 was donated for every car bought and financed through County Schools Federal Credit Union.The success of this fundraiser was due in part to everyone who purchased a vehicle also to those who acknowledged and thanked our dealerships for being a part of the program.
Thank you once again to DCH Toyota of Simi Valley, Simi Valley Ford, K&J Auto Exchange, Simi Valley Buick/GMC, Kirby of Simi Valley, 1st Auto Group and Wm. L. Morris Chevrolet.
We are honored to have the support of these great businesses. Successful community partnerships create further awareness, commitment and financial support for continued educational development of the students and teachers of the Simi Valley Unified School District.
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$15,000 Grant Awarded from the Alcoa Foundation for
STEM Enrichment in Our Schools!
The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) components of education in our district are an important aspect of the curriculum. The Simi Valley Education Foundation believes we can accentuate and enrich these subject areas and was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the Alcoa Foundation to incorporate the LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT education kits into current programs of study. Use of robotics brings science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to life for students!
Under the direction of the Simi Valley Unified School District Director of Secondary Education and Director of Elementary Education, the STEM Enrichment Program will be utilized in grades 4-6 in 7 elementary schools and in all three middle school and all four high schools in the Simi Valley Unified School District.
Pictured are the Simi Valley Education Foundation Board of Directors along with those seated holding the check from the left seated: Jim Vigdor and Kevin Casey from Alcoa Fastening Systems, Ron Todo, Director of Elementary Education and Dan Houghton, Director of Secondary Education.
Board members from the Simi Valley Education Foundation recently presented a plaque to say thank you to Omar Salah, owner of Ali Baba’s Cafe in Simi Valley, for his continued support of our endeavors.
Pictured presenting a “thank you” plaque at his restaurant are from the left: Allan C. Mann, Lulu Means, Kate O’Brien, 2012-2013 SVEF Board President Michelle Foster, Ali Baba’s Café Owner Omar Salah, Carol Richards, Michelle Scharf, Kristin Tignac and Mike Antoun.
Simi Valley Education Foundation Surprised Every School in Simi Valley With a $1,000 Gift Donation -- Totaling $28,000!
This past year, the Simi Valley Education Foundation held new fundraisers (Jail & Bail and Concerts) as well as partnered with businesses here in Simi Valley, and as a result we increased the dollars raised. Because our schools support our efforts every year, we wanted to thank them by surprising them with a $1,000 donation that they can use at their discretion.