524 donors contributed to the Santa Monica Education Foundation during their back-to-school campaign that raised $ 561,442 to fund staff and programs at Santa Monica public schools. An inspirational $ 25,000 match from Kilroy Realty spearheaded the campaign, which also included two separate one-day $ 2,500 matches from Harmony Hoefner Group / Compass and Santa Monica Music Center.
The money raised will fund arts programs, classroom aids, STEM and wellness programs in Santa Monica public schools.
“This back-to-school campaign was a fantastic start to our fundraiser this year,” said Alison Havel, president of the Ed Foundation’s board of directors. “We are very grateful to Kilroy Realty for this generous opportunity to make a suitable gift. We also appreciate the Harmony Hoefner Group, the Santa Monica Music Center, and every donor who works for our children. We still have a long way to go to raise funds, but we’re excited about this phenomenal start! “
The Kilroy Realty $ 25,000 match ran from August 13 to August 31. During the game, two other local companies offered one-day flash matches to encourage donations. Harmony Hoefner Group / Compass matched $ 2,500 in donations on August 24, and the Santa Monica Music Center matched up to $ 2,500 in donations on August 31.
“Kilroy Realty is honored to be supporting the Santa Monica public schools, and we are delighted that our matching gift has inspired so many people to donate,” said Philip Tate, senior vice president, development and government affairs. “We strive to do our part to provide excellent education for students, and we pride ourselves that our support helps provide students with the vibrant education they deserve.”
Last year, the Ed Foundation’s annual fundraising contributed nearly $ 2 million to fund staff and programs in Santa Monica schools. Fundraising for the 2021-2022 campaign will continue until June 30, 2022.
For more information or to make a donation to support Santa Monica students, visit smedfoundation.org.
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To learn more about the Ed Foundation, visit smedfoundation.org.
Submitted by Linda Greenberg, Executive Director