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.
2016-2017 Board of Directors
President, Brian Ring
President-Elect, Barbara Glodfelty
Treasurer, Marty De Los Rios
Secretary, Michelle Scharf
Past President, Brian Miller
New to the Board of Directors this year are: Sharon Lorkowski, First Auto Group; Frances Michielson, Office Depot; and Kathryn Stiles, Simi Valley Hospital.
Current Board Members also include: Cathy Carlson, Amy Ginnever, Kim Holden, Brian Iverson, Mike James, Bob LaBelle, Leroy Leyba, Jeannie Liss, Carla Lowe, Allan C. Mann, Lulu Means, Lacey Noe, Dr. Jason Peplinski, Dr. Ron Resnick, Carol Richards, Michelle Schwabe, Dawn Smollen, Kristin Tignac, and Kathi Van Etten.
Community Advisory Board:
Pictured below is our annual passing of the gavel recently held at our board retreat. Brian Miller (right) receives his crystal gavel from incoming 2016-2017 Board President Brian Ring.
Outgoing president Brian Miller also presented Lacey Noe with his President's Award this year for all her work in creating, organizing and presenting our new event this past year -- Cycling for Education.
In another easy way to help us raise money is when you shop on Amazon. They have a new program AmazonSmile - Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. All you have to do is designate the Simi Valley Education Foundation – click on this link - https://smile.amazon.com/ for more information and to sign up today!