By Carrie Logue, Executive Dir., LAEF
The Los Alamitos Education Foundation (LAEF) celebrated its top donors on May 2 at the first Los Al Leadership Circle (LALC) Donor Appreciation Event. In December, LAEF announced the formation of the LALC, a major donor group consisting of distinguished individuals and families who significantly support educational excellence for all Los Al students, and this event gave LAEF the opportunity to celebrate the founding members.
LALC Founding Members were invited to an intimate gathering at the home of LAEF Vice President Brian Leibl and his wife Christine, who generously opened their home for the event. Donors were treated to scrumptious appetizers prepared by Chef Elizabeth Whitt, sipped on hand-selected cocktails, and enjoyed an exclusive Meet and Greet with Los Alamitos Unified School District’s new Superintendent Dr. Andrew Pulver. Several LAHS baseball players volunteered as servers for the event.
“It was a wonderful evening celebrating our donors who truly understand the importance of their commitment to LAEF and the kids of Los Al. To see the major donor program come to fruition this year has been very inspiring to LAEF,” said LAEF Executive Director Carrie Logue.
Donors were specifically thanked for their support of LAEF’s new free after-school world language classes. There are currently nine free classes for 2nd graders across the district, which reach over 150 kids. Due to LALC donor support, the program will be expanded to free classes for 2nd and 3rd graders for the 2019-20 school year.
LALC personal giving levels start at $1,000 annually, which is $84 per month. LAEF offers LALC members donor recognition as well as networking opportunities throughout the year. For more details, donation options and pledge forms visit www.LAEF4Kids.org/LALC.
LAEF is the non-profit partner of Los Alamitos Unified School District. LAEF enhances educational excellence by providing after-school and summer enrichment programs to children in grades Pre-K to 12. LAEF provides significant funding for STEAM teachers and instruction, as well as igniting new programs and providing valuable resources, to impact all students. For additional information on LAEF, please call (562) 799-4700 Extension 80424 or visit www.LAEF4Kids.org.