Renner: Summit Education Foundation debuts tonight |

Renner: Summit Education Foundation debuts tonight

We want to share with you something very exciting that’s happening in our community right now in response to the current funding crisis that our schools are facing. A number of concerned parents joined together several weeks ago to form the Summit Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to support our public schools. The buzz about this countywide grassroots effort is rapidly spreading, and we are organizing at an equally rapid pace! Our initial fundraising goal is $1,200,000. This both represents 1& of the median income of families enrolled in Summit Schools as well as $400 per student, which is about the figure the school district had to cut from its budget this year. We are holding a public launch at Summit Middle School tonight, May 20th at 6:30 p.m. We invite you to attend to hear more about our Mission, our Vision, and how you can join us to help our schools and be part of the solution. Also, be sure to visit our website at and we hope to see you there tonight! SEF Founders: Chris and Shannon Renner, Julie Iskenderian, Jennifer McAtamney, Barrie and Signe Stimson, Karen MasonSEF Board of Directors: Ken Bell, Kim Cancelosi, Margaret Carlson, Julie Iskenderian, Karen Mason, Mike Millisor, David Preaus, Chris Renner, Tina Schroeter SEF Board of Advisors: Cindy Bargell, Ben Brewer, Dick Carleton, Ed Casias, Lisa Cheek, Carol Craig, John Crone, David Cunningham, Thomas Davidson, Blake Davis, Tamara Drangstveit, Dan Gibbs, Millie Hamner, Richard Himmelstein, Mark Hurlbert, Erin Major. Eric Mamula, Phyllis Martinez, Jen McAtamney, Julie McCluskie, Alex Miller, John Minor, Michael Penny, Christine Scanlan, Rebekah Simon, Karen Strakbein, Sarah Vaine, Jennifer Wright, Lee Zimmerman.

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