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SEF Annual Gala Recap
SEF Summer Academy

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Volume: 18
July 2019
Issue 12
President's Update
The SEF Board is on the Move!
San Gabriel Educational Foundation is off to another exciting year!  I am grateful and delighted to have such a diverse group of individuals join the board and bring their unique talents, expertise and perspectives to the work of the foundation in order to further our mission.  

I feel there are 10 Qualities of a Leader, and I am humbled and proud to be part of such an amazing group of volunteers who are passionate about the mission of SEF and want to make a difference in the lives of 5,000 students!

Passion: The fundamental essence of what motivates you. It is what drives you. It is what keeps you fighting in order to achieve your goals, even when things get tough.

Intuition: Our ability to understand something immediately without conscious reasoning. It gives us unique insight and foresight to help guide our decision making.

Focus: Requires that you do not allow anything to distract you from your goal.

Resilience: your ability to recover quickly from difficulties. It is our ability to
bounce back from challenges.

Self-Awareness: The conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, emotions, and desires. It is about knowing who you are. Knowing your strengths, your weaknesses, what motivates you, what you fear, how you engage with others, and how others perceive you.

Emotional Intelligence: The capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.

Consensus Building: Requires the ability to problem solve, establish agreement and common interest, and build collaboration toward an overall goal.

Positive Mindset: Having an optimistic outlook.

Follow Through: Demonstrates your commitment and dedication, it will lead you to accomplish your objective, and will earn you respect and credibility because of your ability to execute.

Circle of Friends:  Your friends who will uplift you, encourage you, give you direction, tell you what you NEED to hear not what you WANT to hear, and above all else support you.

These 10 Qualities of a Leader is what collectively make up the amazing SEF board and I am thrilled to announce the 2019-20 SEF Board to our community.

Alison DeVriendt (Coolidge/Gabrielino)

OPEN - Interested call SEF office
VP Annual Fund

Linda Boxer (Wilson)
VP Events

Priti Bhatt (Coolidge)
VP Programs

Robert Bringas, Jr (Community)

Kacie Bauzon (Wilson)
Marketing & Communications Chair

Tatiana Daza (Community)

Kim Hua (Jefferson/Gabrielino)
Assistant VP Events

Stella Lam (Jefferson/Gabrielino)

Nancy Listiawan (Wilson)

Justine Morales (Community)
SEF School Site Liaison

Genesis Ponce (Community)
Grant Chair

If you are interested in joining our team and becoming a board member, please reach out to Adela Angiuli at 626.451.5465, or Click here to view info on our current board members, programs and SEF events.

Alison DeVriendt SEF Board President 2019-2020

SEF Toast to the Future Gala
In May, we all gathered to celebrate student education at the "Toast to the Future" Gala held at the Hilton in San Gabriel. It was truly a delightful evening filled with an amazing group of talented student performers! When you let the student take center stage, that is when the true magic happens.  

We hope that those who attended the event enjoyed the night as much as we all did. We would like to extend a sincere thank you to each and every one of you that made this event a success. 

Toast to the Future Sponsors 
Valedictorian Sponsors 
Los Angeles/San Gabriel Hilton Hotel 

Salutatorian Sponsors
Cheers Bar & Grill
Alison & Kyle DeVriendt

Class President
Trang & Charles Fredgren
American & Sunnyslope Water Companies 

Pride & Spirit
Asian Pacific National Bank
Bob Payinda, BPI Inspections
Robert Bringas, Jr. 
Congresswoman Judy Chu 
Lisa & Hugo Correa 
Tatiana Daza & Rick Ocana
Katharine & Dan Kim 
Audrey & Ty Lee
Nancy & Adrian Listiawan
Ann Griffith & Tony Morena
Kathay Feng & Jason Pu
Justine Morales & Chuen-Wei Ng
Yvonne & David Nhan
San Gabriel Nursery & Florist
San Gabriel Teachers Association
Schools First Federal Credit Union
Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, Director Charles Trevino 
Fan Xu & Feng Zhang 

Friends of SEF Donors
Athens Services
Priti & Jiten Bhatt
Citadel CPM, Inc. 
Diana Sillas & Henry Hernandez 
Peter Lau
Teri & Gary Lok 
Joyce Mukai 
Justine Morales & Chuen-Wei Ng 
Dr's Felix & Chasity Jennings Nunez
San Gabriel Unified Schools 
Corine & Raymond Wong
Derek Yuill 

In-Kind Donors

3-2-1 Acting Studios
75 E Hair Salon
A Noise Within
Alexandra Garcia
Almansor Court
Anny Liu
Big 5 Sporting Goods
Black Beard Tea Lounge
Blick Art Materials
B-Man's Teriyaki & Burgers
Breakthru Fitness
Bristol Farms
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
California Pizza Kitchen
Camille DePedrini
CATZ Pasadena
Cheers Bar & Grill
Citzens Business Bank
Claro's Market
Clearman's Galley
Club Champion Gymnastics
Coolidge Elementary School PTA
Costco Alhambra
Councilman Chin Ho Liao
CVS Pharmacy
D.J. Nails & Spa
Derrick & Helen (Min Chon) Chen
DeVriendt Family
Di Pilla's Italian Restaurant
Din Tai Fung
Dinosaur Farm
Dollar Tree Store
El Portal
Festival of Arts of Laguna Beach
Fiore Café
Foothill Restaurant
Fortune Bakery
Friend of SEF
G.H. Wilke & Co.
Gabrielino High School
Gabrielino PTSA
Gazebo Gifts
Green Street Restaurant
GreenBrooms Music Academy
Halper Fine Art
Hangar 18 Rock Climbing Gyms
Haugh Performing Arts Center
Hearst Castle
Hilton Los Angeles San Gabriel
Home Depot
Home Goods
Ice House Comedy Club
iPic Theaters
Irwindale Speedway
Islands Fine Burgers and Drinks
Jefferson Middle School PTA
Johnny Thompson Music
Jones Coffee Roasters
Jump N Jammin
Kim Hua
Kim's Hapkido
LA County Fair
La Grande Orange Café/ LGO Hospitality
LA Opera
Lee Shin
Little Kuts
Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific
Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation
Los Angeles County Natural History Museum Foundation
Los Angeles Turf Club, Inc.
McKinley Elementary School PEP
Mission Car Wash
Mount Lowe Brewing Company
Mrs. Cheryl Wilson
Museum of Tolerance
Nails by Ann
New Moon
NickCo Hospitality Group
Nothing Bundt Cakes
OUE Skyspace
Pacific Fundraisers Inc.
Pacific Park
Palm Springs Air Museum
Panda Inn
Pasadena Symphony & POPS
Pez Cantina
Pick Up Stix
PopRock Academy
Roclord Studio
Roosevelt Elementary School PTA
Rosebowl Aquatics Center
Rubio's Coastal Grill
Safeway Companies (Von's)
Salon Sessions Studios
San Gabriel Family Optometry
San Gabriel Police Officer's Association
San Marino Café
Sheraton San Gabriel
Six Flags Magic Mountain
SK Taekwondo Center
South Pasadena Music Center & Conservatory
Southern California Children's Museum
STEAM Coders
STEM World
Stonefire Grill
Swirlz Soft Serve Parlor
Taylor Paige Orignals
The Bee Cottage
The Cords
The Counter Custom Burger
The Embassy Suites
The Hat
The Home Depot
The Huntington Library
The Ice House Comedy Nightclub & Restaurant
Tia Gladys Mexican Restaurant
Toyo Miyatake Studio
Trader Joes
Universal Studios Hollywood
Victoria Aranda
Vietnam Restaurant
Walter Hoving Home
Waterworks Aquatics
YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley
Yoga House
Yogurtland San Gabriel

Summer Learning with SEF  

It is hard to believe that the 2019 SEF Summer Academy program is almost behind us. The elementary and middle school programs are complete, and our high school program will finish up with the last day of classes being held this Friday, 7/12. 

It has been a true pleasure for us to welcome each and every one of our students on each of the three campuses daily. We  would like to thank our teachers, volunteers, supporters, staff and administrators for all of the hard work in making this year's program successful and fun.  Students who participated in our program were enrolled in classes designed to inspire them to dream, learn and become more.  We have enjoyed watching them grow academically, creatively and artistically and wish them all the best during the upcoming academic year. 
This email created by Board member volunteer, Kacie Bauzon. 
San Gabriel Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1175
San Gabriel, CA 91778

The San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF), a 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to partnering with parents and the community to give San Gabriel Unified School District students unique learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. Since its inception in 1986, SEF has donated more than $1,000,000 to the SGUSD to provide funding for a variety of educational programs, curriculum and materials that benefit all students and schools. For more information, go to, and follow SEF on Facebook. ©2019 San Gabriel Educational Foundation.