CONGRATULATIONS to our Executive Director, Vanessa R. Berastain
San Ramon Chamber of Commerce
Citizen of the Year
On behalf of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Board and Staff, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and welcome to 2022! We hope that you and your family had an enjoyable holiday season. We are very excited about the new year and are looking forward to what it has to offer.
The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation will continue to support our mission of investing in education, supporting parent organizations, and engaging our community for the benefit of and in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
We are all passionate about public education and know that you are too. Our Annual Season of Giving Campaign is dedicated to the Visual Arts in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. As we all know, expanding programs in the Arts is essential for our students. They teach innumerable lessons—practice makes perfect, small differences can have large effects, and collaboration leads to creativity. The arts also teach children that there are several paths to take when approaching problems and that all problems can have more than one solution.
Our Giving Campaign will remain open throughout January, so it is not too late to donate and make a real difference. You can do so by going to www.srvef.org/donate. Any amount is appreciated!
We also have some exciting projects for 2022, including a renewed focus on Community Outreach. A significant percentage of our community does not have a direct connection to our schools; either their students have graduated and moved on or do not have students in the schools at all. However, everyone benefits from high-quality schools. SRVUSD continues to be a destination school district for many families. We are exploring ways to better connect with this segment of our population. Similarly, we are planning additional outreach to our business community.
Have any ideas? Please share them by contacting us at info@SRVEF.org
Gary Alpert, President
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation