$3,100 worth of books received from Kids Need to Read

In support of the 155 Mandarin and Spanish dual language immersion students in the SGUSD, SEF received $3,100 worth of literature from Kids Need to Read. We are looking forward to sharing the smiles of the students’ faces with our generous donors when we distribute the books to the classrooms.

Kids Need To Read was founded on the desire to empower young people through literacy. This organization supports agencies and school districts throughout the nation as they strive to make more books accessible for every student.

We are thrilled to share these books with the almost 155 students enrolled in 7 of the Mandarin and Spanish dual immersion classes at both McKinley and Wilson Elementary School just as soon as they are all back together on their respective campuses in the fall. 

From our community in California to you… thank you Kids Need to Read for sharing literature, smiles, hopes and dreams with our students!

Learn more about Kids Need to Read here.

Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

San Gabriel Educational Foundation Receives an $8,000 Grant Award from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts

Funds will be used to provide vital funding for the Kindergarten through Third Grade Music Instructional Program at all five public elementary schools in the community.

The San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF), the primary fundraising partner of the San Gabriel Unified School District (SGUSD), has received an $8,000 Grand Award from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts in support of their K-3 Music Program.

SEF is incredibly honored to be chosen as a grant award recipient this year. The grant award will contribute to SEF’s Kindergarten through Third Grade Music Instructional Program at all five public elementary schools in the community. The current program which is funded by SEF, through community and parent donations received through the annual “Fund the Gap” campaign provides 10 instructional classes at each of the elementary sites throughout the academic year.

“We are thrilled the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts has selected SEF as one of its 2014 grantees,” stated SEF Board President Lori Husein. “The K-3 Music Program is a valued program in our community and the grant will allow SEF to maintain the program and works towards an increase in instructional minutes for our students. We are extremely grateful for their investment in our children”.

The San Gabriel Educational Foundation, a 501© (3) organization, is the primary fundraising partner for the San Gabriel Unified School District. Since its inception in 1986, SEF has raised over $1,000,000 towards the funding of a variety of educational programs and supplies that benefit every student, in every classroom, in the district. The Foundation supports the SGUSD in preparing its students for their future as productive citizens and lifelong learners. For further information, please visit SEFfor8schools.org and follow SEF on Facebook.

Since 1948, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts has awarded 19 million dollars in gifts and grants to support the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt Disney Concert Hall, or other nonprofit organizations and local symphonic, cultural and educational musically oriented programs for youth.

Contact: Adela Angiuli, Executive Director
(626) 451-5465, Adela.angiuli@sef4schools.org

SEF’s mission to support vital programs of SGUSD continues

Over the years, SEF and SGUSD have made a great team. SEF has been able to provide funding for the music, arts, and other enrichment programs while the district continues to offer our students an excellent education. Community collaborations are essential in creating more robust learning environments for our students and SEF is a committed partner. 

SEF is working with the SGUSD to assist and coordinate writing grant applications to address current district priorities and any identified unmet needs. Additionally, SEF writes grants to foundations and corporations to support education and enrichment initiatives. The SEF Grants Committee is interested in hearing from the community. Please send any suggestions or comments to Kimberly Garcia at kdgbop@yahoo.com.

Recent grant awards:

Rotary Club of San Marino: Funds for musical instruments at GHS