The WiSH Education Foundation is finishing the year having supported local public schools with over $235,000 in donations.
“We are incredibly excited to have made such a difference this year and we have so many people to thank for the support. Individual and corporate donations, outside grants and donations of goods have allowed us to impact programs across STEAM, focus on underserved populations and even add defibrillators to campuses and concussion software for our student athletes. We’ve affected programs all across the board this year,” said Executive Director Amy Daniels.
Vice Chairman of the Board, Lynne Secrest, who recently retired from Boston Scientific, added, “Our grant funders give us a solid foundation of giving, without whom we couldn’t do the work we do. It’s important we recognize them and appreciate this year’s funders, who include Boston Scientific, Edison, City National Bank, LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Jersey Mike’s, the Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Clippers Foundation, Albertsons Companies Foundation, Wolf Creek Brewery and American Institutes for Research.”
Along with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and a private donor, WiSH also assisted in getting “stop the pressure bleed kits” into every classroom in the district.
In addition to dollar donations, WiSH makes headlines in the region with annual events including the AutoNation Vehicle Giveaway from January to March, Wine on the Roof in May, Burrito Bowl in August and Cocktails on the Roof in August.
“There is no better way to both raise funds and thank our supporters than through these amazing events. Every person who buys a ticket enjoys themselves and helps make a difference at the same time,” added Board Chairman Richard Cohn. “We have an incredible group of volunteers who create ideas, develop the plan and execute the event. In a region where there are a lot of fundraising events to choose from, WiSH is proud to host some of the most successful and unique events around.”
WiSH is part of the PayPal giving match through December. Donations can be given at www.paypal.com/giving and by selecting Wm S. Hart Education Foundation.
Contact Executive Director Amy Daniels at WiSH@hartdistrict.org or 661-799-9474 for donation and sponsorship information, or go to www.wishscv.org.