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).
Each year the Lake Elsinore Valley Education Foundation provides scholarships to Lake Elsinore Unified School District High School graduating seniors interested in or intending to pursue post-high school course study at either a college/university or other post-secondary educational institution.
(1) $1000 Scholarship Award per high school (Number of scholarships is subject to change)
(1) $1000 Scholarship Award for a student majoring in Education
(1) $1000 Scholarship Award for a student majoring in Environmental Science
1. Applicant must a attend high school within the Lake Elsinore Unified School District
2. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior
3. Applicant must be eligible and plan to attend classes as a full time student at an accredited vocational
school, junior college, four year college or university during the 2020-2021 academic year
4. Scholarship awards will be based on financial need, academic performance and community
Completed Scholarship Applications are due by Friday April 17, 2020. For full details, download the 2020 Scholarship Application
Completed Scholarship Applications are due by April 17, 2020
NEW BOOKS BRING SMILES TO STUDENTS IN THE HOLY FIRE BURN AREA
Withrow is one of the most heavily impacted schools in the Holy burn scar area, so students have had anything but a normal school year. To avoid the risk of mud and debris flow during inclement weather, Withrow Elementary must be closed each time mandatory evacuation orders are put into effect—a disruption and loss of 10 instructional days since the Holy Fire postponed the school start.
According to LEVEF president Kevin Pape, “We chose Withrow to kick off our First Book Program to give students a needed lift. We were fortunate Dr. Judy White, Riverside County Office of Education Superintendent of Schools, could join us to see smiles first hand, accompanied by LEUSD Superintendent Dr. Doug Kimberly.” Over 500 free books were distributed in 20 classrooms on February 6th.
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.
WHAT’S NEW IN BOOKS!
The good news is that we gave away nearly 1,500 books at the Wildomar Trunk or Treat event in October 2018. The other good news is that we gave away 440 books to local Toy Drives for the Christmas Holiday season of giving. Between Cops For Kids and the Spark of Love toy drives we gifted 380 books. We also added books to the Toys For Tots bins for a total of holiday gifting of 440 great new books for kids in the communities of Lake Elsinore and Wildomar. Happy Holidays to all!
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.
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 2019 GOLF TOURNAMENT
Set aside Saturday, April 20, 2019 for a great day of golf as we swing into another year of successful fundraising. Last year we raised $5,000 towards scholarships and this year our goal is to raise $9,000! We’ll include a great golf day starting off with a box lunch so you don’t hit the links hungry. Lots of team awards are up for grabs as well as a delicious after tournament dinner. We can register you to play by mail, online or via a phone call; we make it easy! For player registration and tournament information contact Tournament Organizer at [email protected] for player registration information.
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!
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR 2019
If you’re looking for a great way to spend some dollars that have tax benefits, look no further than our Golf Tournament. Some levels of sponsorship include player registrations so it’s a win -win! Our sponsorship levels range from $100 to $3,000 so there’s a giving level for every budget. All monies raised through our sponsorship program will assist in awarding scholarships to local LEUSD students in 2019! Contact us and we’ll get back to you with sponsorship forms and information. Our goal is to raise $9,000 to be awarded to students from four local High Schools in the LEUSD. Your contribution will be the key to our success!
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.