What Is Going On At SVEF today!

Our Mt. Charlie Challenge was another huge success! We brought in over $25,000 this year alone, for our schools. Over $200,000 for the life of the Mt. Charlie Challenge. Thank you to all of our sponsor, riders and volunteers. Please see our Mt. Charlie Event page to see all of our wonderful sponsors.

Have you made your donation to Dollar-A-Day yet? Did you know that the SV
Educational Foundation has raised over $85,000 to date through DAD?
At this
week’s SVEF meeting, the board voted unanimously to donate over $60,000 of
those funds to keep our libraries open part time next year, instead of being
closed for budgetary reasons. The remaining funds will be dispersed over
the coming months to offset other expected cuts to programs and services.
There is still time to donate!! Your contributions will allow us to maintain
the programs our students need to be successful in life, so please make your
donations now! You can donated though PayPal on our “Help Us” page or mail in a check to SVEF, 245-M Mt. Hermon Road, Scotts Valley, CA 95066

SVEF will have a booth at the upcoming SV Grand Prix Bike Race, being held
May 15 in SV. Students who need community service hours can sign up to
staff the booth, which will be selling drinks to spectators. Please contact
Ann Sayer at [email protected] to sign up! Kids 3-9 can sign up to race for free. Click here to see the registration information.

Finally, we are looking for additional SVEF volunteers for next year!
Interested in working with our local businesses to participate in our
Business Partner Program? Or perhaps you are a PR/Marketing whiz? There
are many opportunities, large and small, within SVEF. This summer the group
will be developing a Strategic Plan to guide the group as we continue to
grow and build our endowment fund and we welcome input from everyone.
Contact Allison Niday at [email protected] if you are interested!

Dollar a day $25,300

We have raised $25,300 for Dollar a Day. Thank you to all of you who have contributed, we are a step forward in helping our schools. Those of you who haven’t had a chance to contribute yet, you can send your tax deductible donation to SVEF, 245-M Mt. Hermon Road, Box 150, Scotts Valley, CA 95066.

Have you noticed the new banners outside of each of the schools? Check it out when you get a chance. We will be updating these as our donations increase.

Accomplishments – Did You Know?

Many people ask, “What does SVEF do with the money raised each year?”  Here are a few of the ways we’ve helped our schools:

  1. $61,000 went to restore the libraries to 100%, this year.
  2. $80,000 was donated to help with the technology upgrade for our school district.
  3. $10,000 went towards after-school athletics and school supplies.
  4. $5,000 for art and music programs.
  5. $5,000 for special education programs.
  6. $10,000 towards changing classroom locks and installing blinds for security.
  7. $10,000 to purchase additional computer equipment, and some science department textbooks.
  8. $20,000 for wireless internet, outdoor safety lighting, sound systems for performances, and DVD players for classrooms.

This funding was only for the last couple of years, as an example.  As you can see we have been very busy putting your dollars to good work.

Our top fundraiser is the letter campaign that is going on right now. Please consider making a tax deductible donation today.  Another big fundraising event is our annual Mtn. Charlie Challenge.  It will be held May 2nd this coming year, more information will follow soon.

2008-2009 Letter Campaign

We are kicking off our annual campaign to raise funds for our schools to help save critical programs and endowments.  Please read our full fundraising letter describing all the details and please consider making a tax deductible donation.

Thank you for your continued support of the Scotts Valley Educational Foundation.

Stuffing Party Thursday Night

We will be finishing up with the stuffing and labeling of our envelopes for our letter campaign Thursday, October 25th. We will meet in the library at SVMS at 6:30pm.

Bring your students for community service.

Meeting Location Change

Please note that we are changing the location of our meeting on Thursday October 18th to the Multi Purpose Room at Scotts Valley Middle School. It will be at 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.

We will hold our monthly meeting while we are folding, stuffing and labeling our Letter Campaign. We need MANY volunteers for this meeting. So please bring your students for community service hours.

We will also go over:

  1. Accept last meetings minutes
  2. Letter Campaign
  3. Building our records files
  4. Finances
  5. Nominations and Elections
  6. Creating new positions
  7. New Website
  8. Holiday Tree Lot
  9. Elite Martial Arts Offer
  10. Calendar


Charlotte Multer
SVEF President

Everyone is welcome to come!

SVEF Update

I would like to give you an update on what is currently happening at Scotts Valley Educational Foundation (SVEF).

Last week, November 15th, 2006, we had a SVEF meeting and stuffing party all in one.

We worked on the Annual Fundraising Letter Campaign. Marshall thought we folded about 4,000 letters and we stuffed a bunch of the envelopes as well. So we made good progress. We are still working on finishing up the stuffing and hope to do the labeling soon.

The Holiday Tree Lot is coming together. We had volunteers signing up at the meeting using http://www.mysignup.com/sveftreelot to volunteer and help. We are working on advertising in the Banner and the Sentinel. Signs are being finalized. Bake goods are planned to be available. Gloves and twine have been donated by Ace Hardware in Scotts Valley. A big thank you to Wayne Shaffer for letting us use his lot to host our event.

Yesterday Ernie Alexander spent all day wiring the tree lot. Kiwanis has brought the tents, tables and other goodies. Brian Bothman’s group brought fencing, astroturf and more. Shannon seems like she is always there to help. Thank you everyone!

Please tell all your friends and family to come get a tree from us to benefit our schools. If you would like to volunteer to work the lot, contact Donna Humphries at [email protected] or go online and signup at http://www.mysignup.com/sveftreelot.

We will have another meeting Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 7:00pm at the district office. At this meeting we will mainly be working on:

  1. Complete the labeling of the envelopes and mail them on December 1st.
  2. Address any needs for the Holiday Tree Lot.

An agenda will come out a few days before to give you more meeting details.

Thanks for being a part of our foundation!

Thank you Scotts Valley

Dear Scotts Valley Community,

It is with our deepest gratitude that we thank you for your generous support of the 2004 Dollar a Day Campaign. Because of your selfless donations, schools in the Scott Valley Unified School District are able to provide essential services to our students. Fortunately, the cuts sent down to us by the state of California appear non-existent to our student population.

Your thoughtfulness has allowed the continuation of many vital student services. We can continue to have counselors and library clerks in our schools. Both the high school and middle school have assistant principals. Art and music will again be offered at both Vine Hill and Brook Knoll. Our students in grades kindergarten through third grade will reap the benefit of the twenty to one class size reduction program. For all of this, we thank you.

Scotts Valley Schools continue to be the best and provide our students with an outstanding education. The Board of Trustees, the Superintendent and the entire Scotts Valley staff thank you for your commitment to the students of our schools. Because of your generosity, we will continue to do so. Additionally, as we embark on the Dollar a Day Campaign 2005, we look forward to your support.

Please join us for a celebration of our community’s Dollar a Day accomplishments at the annual Bean Creek Run on Sunday, October 3, 2004 at Skypark. Stop by our Dollar a Day Celebration Booth!


Kathy Dunton, Vine Hill
Kathy Frandle, Brook Knoll
Mary Lonhart, SVMS
Nancy Serigstad, SVHS
Ken Thomas , SVHS