San Gabriel Educational Foundation Receives $27,000 Donation from the Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel

Donation will help fund the Foundation’s “Fund the Gap” Campaign during the 2013-2014 Academic Year

(November 30, 2012) – The San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF) announced today that it has received a $27,000 donation from the Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel Hotel, located in San Gabriel, California.  This gift marks the third annual significant gift to SEF from the Hilton, with the foundation receiving $78,000 from the Hilton since 2010.

This donation to SEF will help support the Foundation’s “Fund the Gap” Campaign, currently underway.  With a goal of raising $150,000 by June 30, 2013, “Fund the Gap” is targeted to help San Gabriel schools bridge the financial gap created by the state education budget shortfalls.  The Campaign is earmarked to help fund K-3 music instruction, elementary visual arts instruction, performing art curriculum at Jefferson Middle School, college counseling support at Gabrielino High School, and many other vital programs and curriculum at all eight schools in the San Gabriel Unified School District (SGUSD) for the 2013-2014 academic year.  All K-12 students in the District will benefit from the “Fund the Gap” Campaign.

With this donation, the Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel will once again become the Event Sponsor for SEF’s upcoming gala dinner, “SEF-apalooza!”  The third annual fundraising dinner and auction will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel, and will feature fine dining, an incredible silent auction, spirited live auction, live music and dancing.  This donation also provides the Hilton with their continued partnership as a Platinum Sponsor in our SEF Business Alliance Program, which provides opportunity for local businesses to partner with SEF to support San Gabriel Unified Schools and promote their business.

Talking about the “Fund the Gap” Campaign, Lori A. Husein, President of the San Gabriel Educational Foundation, said “We are very excited about the generous gift from the Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel as it not only gives us the much needed funds to support our programs but it also raises awareness about the importance of partnerships between local businesses and the Foundation to sustain vital programs.”

The San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF) is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing quality educational programs for every student in the San Gabriel Unified School District (SGUSD).   We support the SGUSD in preparing its students for their future as productive citizens and lifelong learners.    For more information or if you would like to make a tax deductible donation, please visit our website at


Adela Angiuli
Executive Director
San Gabriel Educational Foundation
(626) 451-5465

Carl Bolte
General Manager
Los Angeles/San Gabriel Hilton
(626) 270-2700