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The Culver City Education Foundation launched a $1 million fundraising campaign on Friday, August 26. The "ALL FOR 1" Campaign runs through September 30. To contribute, CLICK HERE.
The Culver City Education Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and enhancing quality educational programs for every student in the Culver City Unified School District. To accomplish our mission, the Foundation reaches out to the community to secure funds and resources. Founded in 1981, the Culver City Education Foundation has donated millions to Culver City schools.
I have received several letters to the editor endorsing this program and exhorting for everyone to contribute to this worthy cause, including this one from Nancy Goldberg, a CCUSD School Board member and retired teacher:
Many times over my long career at Culver City High School, I was aided in stimulating my students and improving my curriculum by funding from the Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF). The benefits of this excellently administered organization cannot be overstated; its focus is on students and ways to broaden and reinforce their learning experiences.
As a school board member, I have seen the results of CCEF’s support for programs such as SuccessMaker and Odyssey at the elementary and middle school levels, while the long-term benefits of the AVID program at the middle school and high school directly benefitted my Advanced Placement students with organizational and procedural skills.
In light of debilitating State budget cuts, it is up to us to sustain effective programs like these. CCEF’s All For 1 campaign exists to help meet that need.
As a 50 year long resident of Culver City, I would remind other seniors how important are the students of today. Years ago we received excellent educations; we should offer no less to this generation. Join me in donating generously to this deserving campaign by going to CCEF’s website, or by calling CCEF at 310 842-422, ext 4212. Remember: Children = The Future
And this one from Barbara Brown, former principal of Farragut Elementary School and current Culver City Education Foundation Trustee:
As a Trustee of the Culver City Education Foundation (CCEF), a retired educator, and a community member I know how much our Culver City students benefit fromCCEF’s work. When I served as Principal at Farragut Elementary School, money from CCEF supported technology, math, science, the Arts (including music, dance, drama, and visual arts), and much more for the students in our school.
Last year, in response to budget cuts from Sacramento, CCEF began a new fundraising campaign: All For 1. All students in CCUSD benefit from All For 1. The funds raised last year made it possible for our middle school and all of our elementary schools to have SuccessMaker software which gives students the opportunity to develop math and language arts skills at their own rate. State test scores at Farragut for the past two years (a 2011API of 932) have proven its effectiveness.
As a community we have a responsibility to support public education. My children are grown now, but when their schools needed support others pitched in – now it is my turn to lend a hand to the next generation of students. I invite you to join me in supporting our excellent Culver City Schools by participating in the All For 1 campaign. Instructions for how to donate by mail, phone, or online can be found at ccef90230.org/donate. A donation of $100 or more gets you a lawn sign. A donation of any size gets you the sincere thanks of the next generation of citizens as they learn and grow. Let our actions show that we care about preparing our children for their future.