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derek timm

Dear Parents:

I am sure you would agree that our children are worth whatever it takes. School programs and services are at risk without your support. California recognizes and awards Scotts Valley schools as some of the best statewide, but State funding formulas have left our schools some of the lowest funded. Scotts Valley Educational Foundation (SVEF) has been supporting our students since 1983 as a local non-profit organization that raises resources to support quality educational programs at all four Scotts Valley schools and fill the gap left in state funding. We are the only organization that provides direct financial support to your child’s education from Kindergarten through High School. 

In the past 5 years, SVEF donated over $500,000, toward your child’s education!

  • SVEF funded all four school libraries  for the last 4 years;
  • SVEF paid to reinstate and expand counseling services at all four schools;
  • SVEF funded technology needs on each campus;
  • SVEF underwrote GLAD training for our teachers;
  • AND MORE! (view our annual report HERE to learn more)

In addition, SVEF continues to secure incredible grants which have improved technology in SVHS science classrooms and improved our Life Lab programs at both elementary schools. SVEF is also building an endowment for the future of our District and is administering the Lynn Beebe Memorial Scholarship.

Your tax deductible donations continue to be our greatest source of income.  PLEASE consider making a donation so we can keep school libraries open and provide the critical support needed for our children. Just $1 a day will make a huge impact on your child’s education.  

Sincerely,

Derek Timm
SVEF Board President

Scotts Valley Education Foundation Tax ID# 77-0006718



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Community Partnership Program

The SVEF has launched our Community Partnership Program.  We want to take this opportunity to thank those business who are listed on our home page and our Community Partnership Program page, for their generous giving to SVEF this year.
A partnership between your business and the SVEF has the potential to bring a direct benefit to you, and preserve and enhance the education of each student in the Scotts Valley School District.  Many of the families who live and work in our community support our community businesses, and the Community Partnership Program now provides our local business’s the opportunity of giving back and help fund necessary educational services which have been eliminated from the schools due to budget cuts.
Why consider the Scotts Valley Education Foundation for annual giving?  Well, it’s very simple.  The SVEF is the only organization that gives to all the schools in the district.  The donations by our community partners are integral for all 4 schools Libraries to remain open and for our kids to receive needed coaching services in Literacy and Math.
What do we fund?  Once again for the 2013-2014 school year our schools will have Librarians and Counseling Services. The cost for these two programs exceeds $100,000.  It is important that we always keep the future in mind and proactively seek opportunities that will allow us to continue funding these important aspects of our children’s education in future years.
As a business owner in our community, if you believe that with a quality education, our kids will be able to get good jobs enabling them to continue to live in our community and, as they become young adults and start their own families, they will continue to patronize your local businesses, then we need you as a Community Partner!
Please help us bridge the gap in state funding necessary to sustain academic programs, student support services and enrichment programs. Becoming a Community Partner is easy.  Below are the various contribution level’s available.  Please know that your generosity in any amount is very much appreciated.  We are honored by your support and Thank You.  Just click on the DONATE button to make your annual contribution today.

Announcing: Lynne Beebe College Counseling Grant

The Scotts Valley Educational Foundation is honored to announced the Lynn Beebe College Counseling Grant, providing selected Scotts Valley High School students with financial assistance to obtain professional counseling and guidance as they plan for acceptance into college.

Lynn was a long-time and much loved SVUSD staff member. Her years of service to the students here included teaching, counseling, athletic coaching as well as athletic director. In her latter years she embarked on a new career as an independent, private college counselor. After her death in early 2012, SVEF collected donations in her honor and worked with her parents Jack and Jan Beebe to establish the grant and place it into an endowment fund. Lynn took great pride in connecting with students and helping them navigate the path to a successful future, and the endowment will ensure the grant’s perpetuity, keeping alive Lynn’s passion and dedication to students.

Applications for the Lynn Beebe College Counseling Grant will be available to SVHS students starting in March 2013, with the first recipients announced in May.  Continued donations will enable an increased number of SVHS students to be served.

Donate Your Stock

Now you can donate your stock to SVEF as well. Simply print and complete the stock form and send it to your broker.

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