Give our children the means to excel

Children 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:

As our community grows, so do requests for funding. Your support is critical to our being able to keep these programs going. Better schools. Every child deserves a great education. Better communities. Is there a better reason?

Our Goal?

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.

2014-2015 Board of Directors

President, Mark Upson
President-Elect, Brian Miller
Treasurer, Allan C. Mann
Secretary, Michelle Scharf
Past President, Jill Haney

New to the Board of Directors this year are Mark Lewis, Kim Milstien, Jennifer Monroe, Lacey Noe, Brian Ring, Dawn Smollen, Kathi Van Etten, and PTA/PTSA Representative Marty De Los Rios.

Current Board Members also include: Glen Becerra, Cathy Carlson, Barbara Glodfelty, Kim Holden, Brian Iverson, Mike James, Bob LaBelle, Carla Lowe, Lulu Means, Mitch McCann, Brian Miller, Dr. Ron Resnick, Michelle Scharf, and Kristin Tignac.

Pictured below are members at our board retreat.


What's New....

 

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.

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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!

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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
Iverson  Construction
Lazertag Extreme
Simi Valley Auto Spa
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
Underwood Insurance Group
Ventura County Credit Union
YMCA

Click here to see more photos of our monthly recipients!

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Check out our latest newsletter -- The Highlighter - Fall 2014

 

Download the newsletter above by clicking on the link below:

The Highlighter - Fall 2014

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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!