Established in 1998, IEF operates as the only non-profit supporting all 18 schools in the Inglewood Unified School District. The Foundation’s sole purpose is to raise funds and donate them back to benefit and enrich the educational experience of all students in IUSD. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated thousands of dollars to fund teacher grants, purchase equipment and supplies for schools, support summer and after-school programs and provide scholarships to students.
IEF has a new board of directors: Kelso Principal Brian Coffey; SBWIB Robert Chavez; Real Estate Developer Andy Natker; California Credit Union Branch Manager Mary Nathan. This year, we will target innovative, committed IUSD teachers and staff for Foundation support. We have created a new grant program, Innovate!, that provides mini grants (up to $1000 each) to support innovative, out-of-the-box programs/ideas/activities that give our students opportunities to excel and to be enriched.
Our first fundraiser to support Innovate! was a Walk-a-Thon/Health Fair held May 31, 2014, at Coleman Football Stadium. Hundreds of students, parents, community members participated, attended and gave generously, making it a huge success! Several thousand dollars were raised to support IUSD teachers. In addition to the group exercise, food trucks and free health screenings, the Foundation raffled off an Ipad and awarded a $1000 grant to Inglewood High School teacher Jackie Sparrow, to support her great working coaching the IHS academic decathlon team. See link, below, for website posting of the event.
The event reintroduced the Foundation to our community in support of teachers and students, but it is only the beginning. On Saturday Nov. 1, 2014, the Foundation is proud to host the Crosstown Challenge Pancake Breakfast, kicking off a week of friendly rivalry between Inglewood and Morningside High Schools ahead of their annual game on Friday Nov. 7. Besides the pancakes (only $2 a plate!), the event will also have tons of fun competition and events for students and adults alike – Powder Puff Football game, tug-of-war and exercise challenges and the showcase event, an Ice Bucket donation challenge, with the winning coach and principal dunking the principal of the losing side. To help your side win, be the school that fills its bucket with the most donations. Principals Dr. Sirls and Mr. Gallegos are counting on your support to keep from being dunked!! Click, below, for more info and to donate to this event.
Interested in making a donation?
Make check or Money Order payable to:
The Inglewood Educational Foundation
Inglewood Educational Foundation
401 S. Inglewood Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
501(c)(3), Tax ID #: 95-4722534
For information or questions, contact:
310 419 2700