Education Access Fund
Alta Vista School is committed to building a community of families who share common values, irrespective of financial means. We set aside 10% of our annual operating income to fund financial aid for families who may need assistance.
Each spring, we come together for a community party and fun(d)raiser to raise money for the Education Access Fund.
2013 Education Access Fund Benefit (Buy Tickets)
The 2013 Fun-raiser benefitting the Education Access Fund is focused on "Educating the Whole Child: The Importance of Emotion and Play in Learning". Our special guest is Nina Rappaport-Rowen, renowned producer of computer-animated classics like 1998’s Academy Award® winning best animated short film, Bunny and Despicable Me. She is also the founder of Kimochi and a new voice in emotional intelligence for children. http://www.kimochis.com/main.html
Kimochi (KEY.MO.CHEE) means “feeling” in Japanese. Kimochis® are an engaging and effective way to introduce the fourth “R”—reading, writing, arithmetic, and RELATIONSHIPS—into a child’s life. See more about how educators are using these toys here: http://kimochiseducation.tumblr.com/
Buy your tickets today at: http://accessfund2013.eventbrite.com/
The 2012 Education Access Fund Benefit was focused on "Education For the Future" with a keynote address by Tim O'Reilly, Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media.
In 2011, the Alta Vista Fun(d)raiser was "Conversations on Creativity, Innovation & Education" and was held at Twitter. The event was hosted by Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone and featured special guests from The Khan Academy (TED 2011), Peter Gregson, and SF Undercover. It was generously underwritten by Northern Trust. In addition to a fun evening, the successful event raised generous proceeds to support the Education Access Fund, as well as a matching donation for our Alta Vista student-led support of Bangladeshi students through a partnership with local non-profit Room to Read.
Alta Vista School is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, tax ID#27-2889011. Gifts made to the school are tax deductible to the extent allowed by IRS regulations for charitable donations.