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.

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, Carla Lowe, Lulu Means, Mitch McCann, Brian Miller, Kim Milstien, Dr. Jason Peplinski, Dr. Ron Resnick, Carol Richards, 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.

What's New....

Congratulations to the 2015-2016

Lew Roth Award Recipients!

Jill Craft ~ Sycamore Elementary

James Jarrard~ Simi Valley Unified School District

Special Education
Kimberley Richins~ Santa Susana High School

Wendy Hunter

Lifetime Achievement
Ruth Jacob
Karen Simmons

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Check out more photos from our Tee Up for Kidz Golf Party.

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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!





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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

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


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The Highlighter - Fall 2014




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 - for more information and to sign up today!