The Los Altos Educational Foundation (LAEF) Oct. 8 announced its new board roster for the 2009-2010 school year. Board members come from the parent community representing all schools within the Los Altos School District. The board’s charter is to drive fundraising programs, community outreach and awareness in support of overall LAEF goals.
Board members for the 2009-2010 school year are: Laura Fisher, Kim Gavenman and Bin Hu, Almond School; Glenn Goldberg and Anna Weldon, Blach Junior High School; Julie Arnheim, Nick Gross, Doug Smith and Susan Stark, Gardner Bullis School; Rick Altinger, Mark Boennighausen and Katie Roper, Covington School; Kathy Brady, Trinka Dyer, Jay Gilland and Susan Mirbach, Egan School; Kristine Bardman, Debby Haslem, So Yong Park and Stacy Pena, Loyola School; Sandra Barnett-Brook, Laurel Iverson, Jim Martin and Joe Seither, Oak School; Richard Caloca, Alan Cyron and Rod Fallow, Santa Rita School; and, Deborah Baker, Leslie Bosset and Kathleen Stukenborg, Springer School.p>Departing LAEF board members include Andy Cohen, Katie Gray, Mark Hartney, Teresa Kersten, Jean Limbach, Michael Milliken, Cindy Walden and Sue Weber.
“We are delighted to welcome new and returning board members to LAEF for the 2009-2010 school year,” said Shobana Gubbi, executive director for LAEF. “Reaching the entire Los Altos parent community, as well as community members who support our mission, is a key goal of our fundraising efforts. Without the ongoing volunteer support of the parent community within the Los Altos School District to help us do this, the rich educational experience our children receive would not be possible.”
For the 2009-2010 school year, the LAEF board will embark on a new fundraising campaign goal commitment to the Los Altos School District of $1.81 million. The LAEF grant will enable the district to fund teachers and aides to maintain smaller class sizes and enrichment programs such as technology, science, art, music and physical education for children in grades K-8.
LAEF funding will also continue to support 21st-century technology improvements in the classroom with the goal of keeping students competitive in the global marketplace.
Founded in 1982, LAEF is a 501(c)(3) organization.
For more information, call 559-0445 or visit www.laefonline.org.