About Us

ABOUT US

WHY IS CARPINTERIA EDUCATION FOUNDATION NECESSARY?

Carpinteria Education Foundation ensures quality educational opportunities for all Carpinteria Unified School District students. Your support means greater academic opportunities , today and in the future. We are fortunate to be part of a supportive community that fosters a strong commitment to Carpinteria schools and children. 

For the past 26 years, Carpinteria Education Foundation has partnered with Carpinteria Unified School District to fund various programs and initiatives, such as:

 

  • Culinary Kitchen – Carpinteria High School
  • A Screen Printing Business – Rincon High School
  • Dual Language Immersion Program – Canalino School
  • Scholarships – Carpinteria High School
  • School Site Grants – All Schools

OUR HISTORY

On March 23, 1993 the elected directors of Carpinteria Education Foundation held their first meeting. In a room at 1400 Linden Ave, 18 community leaders gathered to discuss the needs of Carpinteria Unified School District (CUSD) and set in motion a relationship that continues to thrive today. They created a non-profit for the purpose of advancing education in the district. They planned charitable events to provide supplementary financial assistance. With Advisors Bill Carty and Tyson Willson, the organization set out to solicit financial gifts to support Art, Science and Band programs in Carpinteria public schools. Their legacy continues under the current Board of Directors.

 

Carpinteria Education Foundation follows our three-fold mission statement:

 

  1. To Promote Excellence in Education.
  2. To Channel Private Sector Resources to the Carpinteria Unified School District.
  3. To Inform and Involve the Community in the Needs of the School District.  

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Carpinteria Education Foundation is honored to have a volunteer group of dedicated, talented and professional community leaders who are committed to quality education for every public school student of Carpinteria and Summerland. Please click on board member’s name to read more about him/her.

Casey Balch

Treasurer

Sally Green

Secretary

ADMINISTRATOR

Pam Werner is our Administrator who oversees the day to day operations of the Foundation and serves as the point of contact for volunteers and the community at large. She also provides administrative support to board members, oversees communications and marketing, and promotes the community awareness of Carpinteria Education Foundation and its importance to the Carpinteria Unified School District.

 

Pam is passionate about furthering the Foundation’s mission to promote excellence in education. She has over 10 years experience working in an administrative capacity in public school districts. In her free time, Pam enjoys taking her dogs to the beach and spending time with family and friends.

 

GENERAL BOARD

Mary Zeoli

BOARD MEMBER

Janie Foley

BOARD MEMBER

Curtis Lopez

BOARD MEMBER

Nikki Yamaoka

BOARD MEMBER

Sarah Aresco-Smith

Vice President

ADVISORY BOARD

Jamie Persoon – Canalino Elementary & Carpinteria Family School Principal

Gerardo Cornejo – Carpinteria High School Principal

Barnaby Gloger – Rincon and Foothill High School Principal

 

SCHOOLS WE SUPPORT

VIEW OUR IMPACT

Scholarship Provided to Carpinteria High School Seniors

2011   $32,000 awarded to 26 Graduating Seniors
2012   $28,200 awarded to 25 Graduating Seniors
2013   $32,300 awarded to 29 Graduating Seniors
2014   $34,700 awarded to 24 Graduating Seniors
2015   $51,100 awarded to 39 Graduating Seniors
2016   $56,500 awarded to 35 Graduating Seniors

$234,800 have been awarded to Carpinteria graduating seniors for college scholarship since 2011 for 143 Students

 

Awarded Site Grant from the proceeds of Carp-a-Cabana

2010 Grants for educators’ total allocated funds $22,729
2011 Grants for educators’ total allocated funds $54,588
2012 Site Grants allocated funds $40,100
2013 Site Grants allocated funds $47,595
2014 Site Grants allocated funds $41,527
2015 Site Grants allocated funds $42,171

A total of $248,710 has been provided for Site Grants since 2011

 

Awarded Parent Group funds from Orchard 2 Ocean

Since 2011 the Orchard 2 Ocean proceeds have provided $103,900 to the Carpinteria district parent groups. The funds are used to host art programs that are no longer supported by the State.

OUR SUPPORTERS

Alta Dena

Alana Self Storage

BEGA

CKE Restaurants

Ever-Bloom

The Food Liaison

Griffith & Thornburgh

Harrison Industries

Hollandia

Hutton Parker Foundation

Jacks Bistro

Jordanos

Kirby Autogroup

Lions International

Maximum Nursery

Montecito Bank and Trust

Ohana Fun Company

Ocean Breeze Flowers

Powell Electric Inc

Stewarts De-rooting & Plumbing

Stifel Investments – Tyler Powell

Seascape Realty

Tri County Produce

Tyler’s Donuts

Union Bank

Wilson & Pettine

YMCA

Zookers

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