About Us

ABOUT US

WHY IS THE CARPINTERIA EDUCATION FOUNDATION NECESSARY?

The Carpinteria Education Foundation is necessary to ensure quality educational opportunities for all Carpinteria Unified School students. Your support means greater academic opportunities for all students, today and into the future.

We are fortunate to be part of a supportive community that fosters a strong commitment to the schools and Carpinteria children. To protect and enhance the quality of life in our community and to insure the value of our homes and property we must continue to provide supplemental support for the educational and cultural enrichment opportunities for all students of the Carpinteria Unified School District.

In the past 23 years Carpinteria Education Foundation has been doing just that. The foundation continues to collaborate with the Carpinteria Unified School District, to fund many programs and initiatives that serve CUSD students from Kindergarten to grade 12.

OUR HISTORY

On March 23, 1993 the elected directors of the Carpinteria Education Foundation held their first meeting. In a room at 1400 Linden Ave, 18 community leaders gathered to discussed the needs of the 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 Carpinteria Unified School District. They planned charitable events to provide financial assistance, supplementary to the Federal, State and Local Tax means, for support and benefit of the CUSD schools. With Advisors Bill Carty and Tyson Willson, the organization set out to solicit financial gifts to support the Arts, Sciences and Band programs in the Carpinteria public schools. Their legacy continues on in the work of the current Board of Directors. The Board now follows the 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

The 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.

Casey Balch

Treasurer

Sarah Aresco-Smith

Vice President

Paul Pettine

Past President

Sally Green

Secretary

DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

The Development Director oversees the growth of fundraising activities, the donor relationships, grant requests, funding the foundation’s programs and collaborations, and promotes the community awareness of Carpinteria Education Foundation and its importance to the Carpinteria Unified School District.

GENERAL BOARD

Mary Zeoli

BOARD MEMBER

Janie Foley

BOARD MEMBER

Curtis Lopez

BOARD MEMBER

Nikki Yamaoka

BOARD MEMBER

ADVISORY BOARD

Brian Sarvis – Carpinteria Unified School District Superintendent

Gerardo Cornejo – Carpinteria High School Principal

Barnaby Gloger – Rincon and Foothill High School Principal

Jamie Persoon – Canalino Elementary Principal

Barnaby Gloger – Carpinteria Family 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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