Tag Archive for IPSF

“A Walk on Water” comes to OC on November 7

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Most readers know one of my favorite OC charities is Anaheim’s Eli Home which helps battered families.  I also support the good work of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation for what they do to make up for budget shortfalls for the schools that serve Irvine’s school children (a.k.a. the fund that makes up for what…

IPSF Donation Deadline is Near

Nasim Pedrad, an IUSD graduate and former SNL actress poses with IPSF CEO Neda Eaton at the 2010 IPSF Gala

Tomorrow is the last day of 2014 and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation is less than 10 percent away of a critical fundraising goal of $1.3 million by the end of December which is matched dollar for dollar by the City of Irvine.  IUSD schools remain funded below state averages so parents and friends of…

Rep. Wagner’s Partisan District Survey

Rep. Don Wagner and Karina Onofre

State Rep Don Wagner is my elected assemblyman.  I find his brand of politics extreme, and considering he’s in the minority wing of the state assembly, he refuses to compromise and as a result, our district suffers.  IUSD and TUSD are funded well below state averages but when I asked Wagner directly to support lowering…

Gavin Huntley-Fenner to Step Down from IUSD School Board

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Gavin Huntley-Fenner, an Irvine Unified School Trustee for nine years, is resigning from the board citing increased demands on his time from his very successful consulting business. Here’s the announcement from IUSD followed by excerpts from Huntley-Fenner’s comments: “Many of you will recognize that I have always aspired to be a highly visible and hands-on…