2020 Annual Appeal
We are inspired by student creativity, talent, and ingenuity through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, and STEAM programs we support. We work closely with teachers to provide practical tools students need to grow into confident, creative leaders through rich, hands-on learning experiences. Our programs facilitate real-world connections to learning inside and outside the classroom to help expand student knowledge and further their interest in future careers.
The pandemic has affected those we care about in many ways. In this socially distanced time, we have missed our favorite events, which traditionally raise almost 40% of our funding for grants, scholarships, and awards: the City of Santa Clara’s 4th of July celebration (yes, we work as parking lot attendants!) and the amazing annual Santa Clara Art and Wine Festival (where we generously pour wine for our friends and neighbors) at Central Park. Another major source of funding, the annual Firehouse Run, sponsored by our generous friends the Santa Clara Firefighters Association, will take place virtually this year, and we are keeping our fingers crossed that it will be as successful as in the past!
The Board of SCSF are your friends, neighbors, local educators, and community leaders. This is our first Annual Fund drive in many years, and we need your financial support now, more than ever, so we may continue to support our students. Today, we are asking you to support the work of Santa Clara Schools Foundation by giving generously.