APRIL 25, 2023 2:15 PM PT
The Solana Beach Schools Foundation (SBSF) hosted its first Major Donor Reception at Powerhouse Community Center on April 19. Against a beautiful ocean backdrop, the event honored families and San Diego businesses that contributed at the Major Donor level as part of the SBSF’s inaugural year of its Major Donors Program. Business partners included two diamond level donors: Mission Pest Control & Tri Pointe Homes; One Platinum level donor: American Assets Trust; Two Gold level donors: Balfour Beatty, Shirin Ramos Realtors; and Four Silver level donors: Coastal Plastic Surgeons, Nicole Banks, Fusion Dance Solana Beach and Kumon math and reading.
The reception also celebrated the Solana Beach School District’s (SBSD) Discovery Labs — weekly enrichment classes offered to all students in the district. The SBSF raises funds to help support Discovery Lab classes, including: STREAM, Art, Technology and Physical Education. Attendees enjoyed presentations by SBSD Superintendent Jodee Brentinger, as well as district alumni from the Brainy Builders First Lego League Team and current Stanford undergraduates Ryan Clairmont and Eva Geierstanger.
In-kind staff support was provided by Crust Pizzeria Solana Beach.
SBSD offers exceptional programs, experiences and a long tradition of rigorous academics as well as social-emotional support designed to maximize learning for each student in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. Families often relocate to be within the school district’s borders so that their children could be a part of the outstanding curriculum, its innovative and experiential learning opportunities.
“My 6-year-old loves going to school, he especially enjoys the unbelievable STREAM and Discovery Lab” said Andres Falabella, parent and major donor at Solana Highlands.
“We love supporting SBSD, we do whatever we can to help young students that we got to know from attending our dance studio,” said owner Justin Quandt from Fusion Dance Solana Beach.
All donations, big and small, help SBSD create a learning environment where students can thrive and reach their full potential. Every donation is an investment in the future of students and education at SBSD schools. Donations are greatly appreciated and tax deductible. Report by Valerie Charat, SBSF executive director, and Marzena Poniatowska, Solana Ranch PTO parentPTO parent