SEF-A-Palooza Sponsorships

We invite you to become an underwriting sponsor for our annual benefit gala.

Whether you have a child in SGUSD or not, the Foundation is essential to the sustainability of programs in our district…programs that directly enrich academic achievement inside and outside the classrooms. A strong education system creates a strong community. Visit our SEF-A-Palooza page to sponsor in support of our students!! Together we CAN make a difference!!

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There’s still time to give in 2013!

Join our cause – Donate before midnight on December 31, 2013 and deduct it on your 2013 taxes! 

We have 5364 reasons for you to donate today – the amazing students in our district!!

For all those who have supported our work throughout the year, we’d like to give you all a heartfelt thanks! Your time, money and gifts, help us to provide program support in our schools year-round!

Thank You and Happy Holidays!

It’s Giving Tuesday!

It’s Giving Tuesday across the country – Let’s celebrate the season of giving and make it count for SEF!

After Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, there’s Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday kicks off the season of giving with a day dedicated to giving back to non profit organizations. In this spirit, I encourage you to share our message with those in your personal and professional networks so they may consider a year end gift to the foundation.

Gifts to the Foundation, regardless of the amount, helps us continue our mission of providing support to all of the students in our schools. The Foundation needs your support during our year end push as we move to shape our students’ experiences, empowering them for scholastic achievement, personal growth and successful futures. A reminder – all gifts received by December 31 are tax-deductible for 2013.

SEF Grant Allocations 2013–2014

Congratulations on a successful 2012/2013 Annual Campaign! As a result of your efforts the foundation will be providing program support for all students in the SGUSD for the 2013/2014 academic year.SEF Board members will attend the SGUSD School Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 27th at 7:00pm here at the DEC. At this meeting they will have the opportunity to present a large check poster in the amount of $130,000 to the district.


Fund the Gap 2012–2013 Update

RSVP 6/30/13.  Thanks to caring friends like you, this year we’ve served over 5,000 students, supplied many diverse programs and provided countless hours of enrichment to all our SGUSD schools.

We know you’re in the middle of last-minute summer preparations, but may we take just a moment to share something of great importance with you? This year has been one of our busiest ever, yet we are still not quite at our $150,000 annual fundraising goal. Our fiscal year ends on June 30th, when we must commit to which programs we will be capable of funding next year, 2013-2014.

In the midst of the busyness of school-end activities and summer prep, we hope you’ll make a special gift to San Gabriel Educational Foundation to help all the children in our community. If you have not had a chance to donate, or are able to donate again, your end-of-school-year gift is vital to our success in funding programs for next year.

As a loyal parent, friend, grandparent of San Gabriel Educational Foundation, your support will make a real difference to our children next fall.

With Gratitude,

The SEF Board

Phone-A-Thon Thanks

In November, with the help and support of approximately 170 volunteers, SEF held its 3rd Annual Phone A Thon.  This years program was an incredible success securing over $16,000 in pledges from the families in our school communities. 

The funds raised will go towards our current “Fund the Gap” Campaign in support of program planning for the 2013-2014 school year.  We would like to thank the many volunteers, including school board members, district administrators/staff, PTAs/PEPs/PTSA presidents, teachers, principals, and over 100 student volunteers from Interact, FBLA, Speech & Debate, Mock Trial and more) who selflessly gave of their time, talent and financial support on behalf of all of the students in the district.  Together we can make a difference!!

Fund the Gap: Goal Achieved!

pencil thermometer 2012SEF raised $150,000 for our schools and students for 2012-13!

Thank You!

Your family’s donation, combined with those from other families, individuals and organizations throughout the San Gabriel area, have made it possible for SEF to fund the following programs for the 2012-2013 school year:

Elementary Schools:
  • K-3 Music Instruction at all 5 elementary schools (fully-funding), and increasing to approximately 15 lessons per class during the year.
  • Visual Art Instruction for 2nd and 3rd grade students at all 5 elementary schools (fully-funding 6 six lessons per grade at each school)
  • Support for all 4th and 5th grade music programs, including providing the take-home Recorders for the 4th graders.
Jefferson Middle School:
  • Thanks to funding from SEF, Jefferson Middle School will offer a new Drama/Performing Arts elective this Fall!
  • After-school staffing for the Jefferson library/media center (fully-funding)
  • Support for the AVID program, Mock Trial and Speech & Debate teams
High School:
  • The purchase and implementation of Naviance Succeed, a web-based program that provides college and career assistance to students and parents
  • Funds to support the Gabrielino High School band
  • After-school staffing for the Gabrielino library/media center (fully-funding)
  • Support for the AVID program, Mock Trial, FBLA and Speech & Debate teams
  • Program support for Del Mar High School

Funding for the above programs was also supported through generous grants from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation. Thank You to both of these organizations!