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Volume: 20
September 2019
Issue 14
President's Update
Welcome to the 2019-20 school year!   Thank you for all of the support pouring in during registration round ups last month for the San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF).

Thank you to our supporters because you're fulfilling our mission... your donation allows SEF to be  dedicated to partnering with parents and the community to give San Gabriel Unified School District students unique learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.

I am excited to begin my 2nd year as SEF President, as my oldest attends Gabrielino for the first time as a freshman and my youngest is attending Coolidge in her last year as a fifth grader.  We are so proud to be a part of this exceptional district and community. I am looking forward to working with you, our administrators and teachers, and the dedicated SEF Board this year! 

What is the BEST way you can still help?

The school year has started for all 8 school sites.  And your help is needed to  Invest Your TimeWe need you! Join our dedicated group of volunteers and help make a difference in the lives of our students.  Invest Your Dollars:  We need your financial support to continue to provide the funding needed for important programs.

The good news is that it only takes $10.00 to provide programs  like the after school library hours and college counseling program, Naviance, at the high school; performance programming at the elementary schools, district wide assemblies and presentations, teacher grants and more here at SEF!

That's why I hope you will give your best gift today to make an impact on as many students as possible.  5,000 students - that's how many we serve in the district and we want to make an impact in their lives.  We only meet this need with support from caring friends like you.  So, please give generously. Click here to Donate! 

Every $10.00 you share will be an answer to one of our many deserving students.  And your gift will help SEF programs that impact students lives.

I believe in the unending generosity of our board, and our partners, and the supporters of SEF who give of their time, talent and treasure which  has touched lives for good and made a tremendous difference!
Mark your calendars for our monthly board  meetings which are the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the District office.  We'd love to have you join us!

Alison DeVriendt
SEF President 2019-2020

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The economic vitality and quality of life in a community are directly linked to the quality of the educational system. Partnerships promote prosperity. Through donations and partnerships that benefit the students of the SGUSD we are able to assist the students that are tomorrow's leaders. Through support to the Educational Foundation additional extras, both inside and outside of the classroom, are available for our children. 

Please join us in our efforts to support the students of the district by contributing in one or more of the following ways: 

Time  - We need Board members who are willing to attend meetings, actively review financial statements, participate in events, and spend time connecting our work to the community and their own network. 
Talent  - We need Board members who can help us open doors, attract others to our cause and serve as ambassadors to SEF. 
Treasure  - We need SGUSD and community families who are willing to make the foundation the focus of their philanthropy by making a tax deductible donation to SEF. Donations can be made online using the following link:
Help us help the students in our schools! 

We'd love to learn about the unique ways you feel you could contribute to the the SEF office today. We thank you in advance for your consideration of support!

SEF Board Member Profile
Stella Lam - Board Member 
Stella comes with a science background particularly in the field of cancer research for almost 20 years. She recently changed jobs to be closer to her kids and now works at the LAC+USC Medical Center. This allows her to spend quality time with her three kids (two in Gabrielino and one in Jefferson). She strongly believes parents need to be present in their children's lives. This can benefit the kids' development and their happiness. 

As a new board member, Stella found a similar passion in SEF whose goal is to provide students with various programs, grants and opportunities in collaboration with all eight campuses in the SGUSD. She is excited to work with fellow members whom share the same goal. Say hello to Stella when you see her on campus or at her kids' football, baseball and soccer games. Feel free to ask her any questions in regards to SEF and how much of a positive impact it brings to your kids.
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.