Lori Husein & Chasity Jennings-Nuñez
On behalf of the San Gabriel Educational Foundation Board of Directors, it is our pleasure to announce the appointment of our 2014/2015 SEF Board President, Dr. Chasity Jennings Nuñez.
For the past two years, Dr. Jennings-Nuñez has contributed greatly to the success of the Foundation as a SEF Board Member, she currently holds the position of Vice President, Events. She has been happily married to her husband, Dr. Felix Nuñez, for 17 years and together they have two wonderful children, their daughter Cecilia and son Christopher.
Having been a long time resident of the community, Dr. Jennings-Nuñez is looking forward to the continued growth of the Foundation and envisions a future with limitless possibilities for our children while cultivating relationships that will last a lifetime. Dr. Jennings-Nuñez will take the reins from current Board President, Lori Husein, who will remain with the board, on July 1, 2014.
Please join us in providing a warm welcome and congratulations to Dr. Jennings-Nuñez for her selfless dedication to the students in our schools, and her future insight and leadership in our community!!
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 email@example.com
Recent grant awards:
Rotary Club of San Marino: Funds for musical instruments at GHS
SEF WORKS—The SEF Board has been very busy this fall with the start of our Annual Fund Campaign, kicking off our first Community Builder Movie Night at Jefferson Middle School and commencing our first November Pride Month (SGUSD Employee Campaign). Currently we are wrapping up our Answer the CallPhone-A-Thon, and planning for our upcoming SEF-A-Palooza Annual Gala.
In the midst of all this activity we had a planning meeting with the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, School Site Principals and SEF’s Executive Director, Grant Chair and President to discuss the results of our needs assessment survey that was completed by this group as well as PTA Presidents and SEF board members. The results of this planning meeting will be used to update SEF’s strategic plan and will guide our Business Alliance and Grant Committees’ activities as we compete for Government and Foundational Grants that will support our students’ educational and enrichment endeavors, as well as provide resources to our SGUSD.
As we mature as a board and our activities continue to expand, we are always in need of individuals who have special talents that can assist with our good works. If you would like to assist with grant writing and researching grant opportunities please contact our office, as we can use additional resources to help us accomplish our goals!
Lori A. Husein
SEF President, 2013-14
2nd Vice President – Summer Academy – Aimee Uen. She is Accounting Manager, Loyola Marymount University.SEF’s all-volunteer Board of Directors is comprised of parents from SGUSD schools and community members who want to make a positive difference in our students’ education. Board members help fundraise and organize and run our events and programs, including our annual Phone-a-thon, SEF-APALOOZA, Summer Academy, and our afterschool programs such as ELD and Drama at JMS.
Please contact the SEF office by phone 626-451-5465 if you are interested in sitting on the board.
Recently, with the help and support of approximately 189 volunteers, SEF held its annual Phone A Thon. This years program was an incredible success securing over $14,000 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 who selflessly gave of their time, talent and financial support on behalf of all of the students in the district. It is not too late to donate – please visit our website if you would like to make a donation towards this years event and remember to send in your pledges. Together we can make a difference!
Last Night’s Volunteers
What a fantastic group of volunteers who showed up for the last night of phone banking. We are strong because of the support we receive from each and every one of you! Thank you for spending your evening with us to make a positive impact in our community!
Our last night of phone banking for the 2013 phone a thon is tonight. We have been blessed with the help of 144 volunteers to date who have done their part in helping us raise funds and awareness for the foundation and our schools. What a great experience this is for all of us! Join us in the feel good fun and make your pledge today at www.sef4schools.org! A special thank you to our incredible Annual Fund Chair, Audrey Lee, for her dedication and support and to our top caller thus far!!!
Thank you wonderful volunteers for your efforts during the 5th night of phone banking. With so many entries in the raffle we celebrate our night’s winner!
Your support is needed! Only 2 nights left of our phone a thon…join us as we “make the call” to families in our district. You can also help by sending in your pledge today! Remember all donations benefit all students at all 8 of our schools! Together we can make a difference!!
Annual Fund Chair, Audrey Lee, is busily preparing for the last three nights of the phone a thon. We will be making calls on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week from 6:00pm – 8:30pm and need your help. Please let us know if you are available to help us “Make the Call” by emailing Audrey at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in making a direct donation please visit our website at www.sef4schools.org
to donate today! We thank you for your support!!
SEF Board Members, Lisa Correa and Alison DeVriendt along with Coolidge Elementary School PTA President, Cyndi Chiou and Student Volunteer Cecilia Nunez reach out to SGUSD families during the 3rd night of our phone a thon. Thank you to all the volunteers and all of our donors for your much needed support!
We thank the volunteers who gathered to do their part and call families in the SGUSD during our 4th annual event.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped us “Make the Call” on the first night of our 4th annual phone a thon. Families in the district are encouraged to make a pledge during November Pride Month in support of our 2013/14 Annual Fund Campaign. Please consider making a donation today or Donate now!
Your investment in our schools is greatly appreciated!!
Congratulations to tonight’s raffle winner at the Phone a Thon. We are grateful for the support of our amazing volunteers!