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In This Issue
President's Update
Community Party
2019 Gala Details
Distinguished Author Series
Books and Boba Event
2019 Summer Academy
SEF Board Member Profiles
2018-19 Annual Fund

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Volume: 14
March 2019
Issue 8
President's Update
Even though it feels like a "Toast to the Future"
Gala is far from now, it is a little over 2 months away!  2.5 months to go!!! I hope you are saving Friday, May 17th!

I know these are the most important months of planning, and the Gala Committee has been working so hard all year long to bring this together. I know it will be a great event where we can put the "fun" in fundraising for our important projects. What other way would you like to support the community than having a blast with your friends!?

The best part is that a "Toast to the Future" Gala is not only for SEF Board members -- it's also for the community. We get the opportunity to invite our other friends, family, and significant others to learn more about SEF while having a good time. All are welcome! All are also welcome to become a Patron level donor and support the development of student programs even more! The invitations will be going out soon and you will be able to invite your friends and family for a great event. I can't wait to see you there!

Alison DeVriendt
2018-19 SEF President 
A "Toast to the Future" Community Party 
Thanks for Your Support!
Our recent Community Party fundraiser was a success with more than 100 tickets sold and $3,000 raised. We partnered with Ogopogo Brewery this year, our gracious hosts for the Thursday evening event. (Be sure to visit if you haven't already checked them out.) Thanks also to STONEFIRE Grill in Pasadena for donating dinner.  Proceeds from  the ticket sales go towards educational programs in the San Gabriel Unified School District.
As an added bonus, it felt wonderful bringing together members of the community from all backgrounds! We had so much fun, and we hope that if you weren't able to attend you'll join us next year.
"Toast to the Future" Gala! 

Have a Ball at Our Gala!
Date: May 17
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Los Angeles Hilton/San Gabriel
Cost: $125
Our biggest fundraising event this year is our Toast to the Future party in the spring.   So save the date and get ready to enjoy music, a silent auction and friends old and new. Most importantly, have a great time supporting our students. Your ticket purchase makes possible SEF's many education programs, from hip-hop dance to cooking, and so much more. Won't you sign up today for an evening out in the community.
Click here to purchase your tickets.
Contact SEF at 646-451-5465 or to learn about how you can donate to support the event, and education in the community.
SEF Distinguished Author Series Presentations 
(4th & 5th Grade)

SEF believes that author visits can make a huge difference in the lives of students. The presentations complement school curriculum, inspire students in their school work and can even change the lives of students by sparking their imaginations and giving them the confidence they need to get started writing their own stories or books.
Recently, more than 680 4th & 5th grade students on all five elementary sites were treated to assembly presentations provided by author Julie Berry. During the presentations the distinguished author shared stories and ideas behind some of her beloved books. She also shared some helpful tips for students eager to get started on their creative writing. We believe her visits will help to make the writing process real to students. It was great to see the creativity flowing for the many students who participated in the after school writing workshops.

To highlight the series, SEF donated more than 300 of Ms. Berry's highlighted book, The Emperor's Ostrich, to be distributed among the five elementary sites.

Thank you Julie Berry for sharing your high energy presentations with our students and thank you SEF donors for your support of the foundation which allows us to bring programs like this to the students in our schools!
Books and Boba Event for Jefferson Middle School Students
SEF partnered with LABOBATORY to bring our first JMS Books and Boba Event on February 15th and it was a blast! Kids enjoyed receiving riddles that led them through an on-campus a scavenger hunt to search for their prizes. After they reached a destination, they received a bookmark, a pencil, and 2 books with the final prize being a boba, courtesy of Labobatory. The owner of Labobatory also surprised the kids and volunteers with amazing magic tricks which left everyone in awe. It was a great event that brought the JMS school and community together.      

Thank you to San Gabriel Women's Foundation for the generous grant funding and Labobatory for donating bobas for the event. Thank you JMS for making it possible to host the event on campus. Finally, thank you to all the volunteers that dedicated their time and supported the event. We appreciate your continued support for our students and community.  

Mark Your Calender!
2019 Summer Academy Dates 
The  SEF Summer Academy    is just around the corner, and we are thrilled to offer another session of challenging, exploratory, and exciting class options to our students.
We invite you to join us for a  summer of learning and fun! 

School Sites
McKinley Elementary, Jefferson Middle & Gabrielino High School     

Dates & Times
All classes will be held Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted in the course catalog (to be distributed in April). 
  • Grades 1-5: June 10th - July 5th8:00am - 12:15pm
  • Grades 6-8: June 10th - July 5th8:15am - 12:30pm
  • Grades 9-12: June 10th - July 12th8:00am - 1:30pm (10 unit credit course); (5 unit credit course options will take place between the dates of June 10th and July 12th - hours will vary)  
Course catalogs and further information regarding registration will be available online beginning April.    
SEF Board Member Profile
Fan Xu, 
Assistant Treasurer
Why Do You Support SEF?
  I have two kids going to schools in the district. Both of them have  benefited  from the programs that SEF supports. SEF's funding helps enrich schools' activities and provides opportunities for the kids to explore their interest. What SEF has been doing is both important, and valuable for the students. Noteworthy to mention, SEF fully funds the Naviance counseling program, a college and career readiness platform for all high school students. SEF will continue to seek more opportunities for the students and bring in more interesting programs. I am glad that I can contribute and be part of the effort.
What is Your Favorite Memory from School?
When I was in the elementary school, I performed dance with other kids in the school events. I still keep touch with them and the few pictures that some of us are able to keep become the precious memory. 
What do You Do in Your Free Time?
I like to do yoga, go hiking, and watch movies.  Plants are my new interest. Feel good to see them grow and blossom. 

A Donation Plea
Roses are red
Violets are blue
SEF Supports our Students
And so should you!
Please donate today!  

Annual Fund Campaign Donors - July 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019

DONORS $1 - $99
Alston Joanne
Arredondo Sonya
Attallah Christina
Aung Zaw
Avakian Jacqueline
Basowa Christina
Bautista Alex
Beltran Ariana
Bohan Diana
Bugante Michael
Bui Thuy
Calhoun Gail
Cardenas Ms. Cardenas
Castro Wuizaldo
Celis Maria Theresa
Chew Su-Ling Rachel
Cho Rosalie
Coligado Ethel
Constable Julia
Contreras Ivonne
Coppolo Darci
Diep Kevin
Diep Brittany
Diep D.
Diep Ms. Diep
Dominguez Daniel
Dragoo Dena
Dunville Sandra
Durandette Lisa
Eckstrom Kathryn
Edkins Mary
Esquivel Kimberly
Feng Cody
Ferrante Elizabeth
Ferreira Charles
Fung Mr. and Mrs. Fung
Galvan-Aplanalp Claudia
Gao Yi Meng
Garcia Griselda
Garcia Violeta
Gilmore P. Marcell and Lashonda
Gold Ellen
Grande Gracia
Guyangco Richard
Guyer Christopher
Haas Michael
He Tina
Hernandez Adam
Hernandez Melissa
Herren John
Herreria Alex
Hopper Terri
Hua Kimberly
Hudson Julie
Hum Jennifer
James-Olsen Shannon
Johnson David
Jurado Tanya
Kan Kevin
Lai Mr. Lai
Lam Thanh
Lau Rachel
Lee Erwin and Sanjaya
Leon Kathleen
Leong Wai Man and Famian
Leong Wing Fui
Li Wei
Liu Queenie
Liu Wei
Lizarzaburu Venecia
Lopez Vincent
Lozano Edward and Guadalupe
Lu Vivian
Lujan Aurelia
Luu Cam
Ma Evelyn
Mark Paula and James
Maung Aye
McGuigan Jeannine
McRae Kenna
Meng Hui
Minwary Esther
Mireles Vicky
Modina Mary
Mooc Mily
Murray Brian
Nguyen Anna
Nguyen Tuoi
Nunez Norma
Perez Alfonso
Perry Ross
Pitts David
Quinones Cecilia
Quintero Linda
Quon Hyunjoo
Ronquillo LennMarie
Ross Kat
Saiki Arnie
Sattler Jaeleen
Sempra Employee Giving Network
Shi Christina
Soto Jorge
Strom Chanda
Surjati Dewi
Sy Phong
Tagle Linda
Tan Kay
Tan Lisette Maico
Tang Kathy
Tang Li
Tepetitla Ricardo
Traeger Daphne
Tran Linh
Tran Ha Yen
Trang Ms. Trang
Trieu Vicky
Truong Jacklyn and Andrew
Tse Diane
Velasco Anna
Vien Branda
Von Haam Peter
Wang Nannan
Wang David and Tina Li
Wong Jean Margaret
Wong William
Wong Lisa and Michael 
Wong Elene
Woo Ms. Woo
Wu Xinyi
DONORS $100 - $249
Agliolo Jason and Kristeen
Ang Yen
Anthony Richard
Bauzon Reggie and Kacie
Boxer Linda
Bringas, Jr.  Robert
Castanar Frances
Chan Jason
Chen Ms. Chen
Chenh Holly
Chern Vic
Chiou Cyndi and Mike
Democh Connie and Robert
Do Andrew
Eastland Vanessa
Fisher Lynn
Fou Wei Man
Gatliff Liezel
Griffith Ann
Holley Suzanne and Eric
Hsiang Gina and Randy
Hui Si Yuan
Kamimura Cathy
Kozak Diane & Darrin
Kuo Yvonne
Lehmann Natalie
Leyva Sonjia and Robert
Liau Jennifer and Sampaul
Listiawan Nancy
Liu Ipei
Lo Cindy
Localio David
Loskota Valerie
Lukjaniec Valerie and Andy
Luo Karen and John
Ly Suya
Mackay John and Adrienne
Martel Oi and David
Menchaca Denise and John
Mendoza Yolanda
Morales Justine
Network for Good
Nunez Chasity and Felix
Ogata Steve
Quach Dinh
Robinson Allison and Steven
Sanchez Adriana
Sanglimswan Suwat
Scannell Patrick and Michelle
Sellers Lon
Singh Mr. Singh
Sterling Maximillian
Vaughn Mr.  Vaughn
Viera Sally and Dean 
Villescas Mabel
Wilson Cheryl and Pete
Xu Fan
Yeh Ms. Yeh
YourCause, LLC Trustee for Edison International
Bhatt Priti and Jiten
DeVriendt Alison and Kyle
Heinrich Sharron
Margie Yoshihashi Chartitable Gift Fund
Mission Car Wash
Pappalardo Dr. Pappalardo

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