The mission of the Lake Elsinore Valley Education Foundation, a component fund of The Community Foundation, is to provide scholarships to college bound LEUSD students. Providing books to elementary age students, is a program started in 2012. The Foundation was created in honor of former LEUSD Superintendent Dr. Sharron Lindsay, who envisioned it as a lasting way for the community to help support students of all abilities to pursue a college education. Fundraising activities for scholarships include an annual golf tournament in April and partnerships with local businesses.
LEVEF 2018 Scholarship Winners
Left to Right: Kevin Pape, LEVEF Chairman; Ashlyn Dowell—Temescal Canyon HS; Vanessa Leyva—Lakeside HS; Beatriz Martinez-Martin—Temescal Canyon HS; Juliana Cuevas—Lakeside HS; Dayana Esquivel—Temescal Canyon HS; Jennifer Garcia Mendoza—Elsinore HS; Vanessa Ulrich—Elsinore HS; Maggie Brown—Elsinore HS; Fatima Espinoza—Lakeside HS; Daniel Ponce—Lakeside HS; Christa Unger—Lakeside HS; Elijah Cineas—Elsinore HS (not pictured).
THANK YOU ELKS!
We want to again celebrate our collaboration with the Elks Lodge in Wildomar. They generously donated monies and we were able to purchase 2,750 new books to give away this year! If we add up their donations since 2016 we have purchased over 5,000 books for kids in the LEUSD with their help. To date we have distributed over 15,000 books in the LEUSD since 2012 with partners like GMC Buick Lake Elsinore, Lake Elsinore Elks and Whitehorn Construction. If your business would like to sponsor books, contact Maureen Foster Davis.
2018 GOLF TOURNAMENT A GREAT SUCCESS!
We want to give a great big shout out to the 2018 sponsors listed. Our 2018 Golf Tournament raised $5,000 towards scholarships and we could not have done it without you! We especially want to THANK Climetec for their Gold Sponsorship of $2,000 and to Abbott Vascular and Balfour Beatty with their Bronze Sponsorships of $1,000 each. We also want to thank the dozens of golfers who participated and golfed their way to trophies and lots of great opportunity raffle prizes. See you on the tees next year!
BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS!
This summer and fall the LEVEF will be traveling to local LEUSD schools with great new books to give to students all free. We also plan to visit the communities of Wildomar at their Trunk or Treat in October and Lake Elsinore at local events in November and December with book give-aways. So keep an eye out for us and remember “Reading Is Fun, Pass It On!”
EDISON COLLABORATION A BOON TO S.T.E.M STUDENTS
Our collaboration with Southern California Edison just gets better every year!, This year with $5,000 in scholarships we awarded five local seniors who plan educational pursuits in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Thanks to So Cal Edison for their generosity!
HOME RUN WITH PADRES BASEBALL!
On July 10th at the Storm Stadium, the Lake Elsinore Valley Education Foundation will be honored as a 2018 recipient for a community donation from Padres and Storm Baseball. We received $1,500 that will be used to award scholarships to local LEUSD seniors. We appreciate the Storm Baseball organization and believe they really do care about their community and students; we thank them for their generous donation.
With a $2,000 sponsorship at the Gold Level at our recent Golf Tournament, we’d like to thank Climetec LLC for their generosity! Their sponsorship has taken us to a new level for scholarships this year and we are grateful for their contribution.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS
Jersey Mike's Subs
Lake Elsinore, CA 92532
Jojo's Pizza Kitchen
Lake Elsinore, CA 92532
Southern California Edison
Padres and Storm Baseball
Ruhnau Clarke Architects
Allen and Holly Baldwin
Coldwell Banker, Associated Brokers Realty
Monster Energy Drinks
Elite Flight Instruction
Pins N Pockets
Bella Sophia Chocolates
Schools First Credit Union
La Masters Fine Jewelry
La Rebelde Winery
California Oaks Golf Club
Old World Design Studio
Established in 2007, The Lake Elsinore Valley Education Foundation (LEVEF) was created in honor of former LEUSD Superintendent Dr. Sharron Lindsay, who envisioned it as a lasting way for the community to help support students of all abilities to pursue a college education.
We are also proud of our new program that provides books to elementary age students.
Our next big step starting in Fall of 2018/19 is supplemental funding for enrichment programs that will provide educational opportunities, including academic, artistic, vocational and athletic needs.