Newsletter 3/13/14

Interesting Stats from our First Campaign

Did you know...

  • 2,955 people donated  in 2013-14, 48% more donors than in 2012-13.
  • Of those donors 1956 were new, 502 gave last year and 497 gave in previous years.
  • The $3.2 million raised during our first campaign came from a variety of sources. See graph on the right for breakdown.
THANK YOU for your support in making the 2013-14 campaign a success!

Two School Fundraising Events Support 

SMMEF's 2014-15 $4 Million Campaign!

Thank you to Franklin Elementary School and SMASH for being the first schools to contribute to our new campaign to raise $4 million for the 2015-16 school year!  SMASH hosted its third annual Arts & Letters event on February 22.  The sold-out arts event raised $7,800.


Franklin organized "Dine for Our District" as part of their online auction, where bidders had an opportunity to buy certificates from hundreds of restaurants.  The effort raised $5,753.
SMASH Arts & Letters
at Streetcraft LA
Events that Support Vision for Student Success

Pre-screening of Cesar Chavez - March 22

The Edison Language Academy PTA is hosting a pre-release screening of the highly-anticipated biopic, Cesar Chavez, on Saturday, March 22 at 7:30pm at Samohi's Barnum Hall.  Tickets are $25.  The screening will be followed by a Q&A with talent. Proceeds benefit the Spanish Language Immersion programs at Edison, JAMS and Samohi, as well as the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation.  


Pier Party! - April 27

Join us for the Education Foundation's first major community fundraising event, Pier Party!, on Sunday, April 27 at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier!  There will be rides, games, raffles and entertainment.  Children's activities include arts and crafts by PS Arts, touch tanks from the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium and more!  VIP tickets include includes brunch tastings from some of the finest local restaurants, a live auction and a Meet and Greet with Superintendent Lyon.  Buy your tickets now and learn more at

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