Escondido, CA

Escondido Education Foundation to Host Gala at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum



The Escondido Education Foundation (EEF) invites you to attend
its spectacular fund-raising event on Friday, April 15, 2016, at the San Diego Children’s Discovery
Museum, 320 North Broadway in Escondido. This will be a special evening not to be missed!
Proceeds from the fundraiser will help support the Dr. Mike Caston Innovation Awards, now in its 12
year. Escondido Union School District teacher Michael de Neve, will be the Master of Ceremonies so
things will be lively! There will be live music supplied by Vaughn and Myrna North with a plethora of
valuable silent auction baskets to bid on. Valet parking will certainly make your life easier! Wonderful
catered food from Intertwined, yummy desserts from Wedeking’s Bakery, First Republic Bank, and
Rita’s Frozen Custard as well as refreshing beverages will be provided. The highlight of the evening
will be great conversations with recipients of the Escondido Education Foundation’s Dr. Mike Caston
Innovation Awards.

Every year teachers fromthe Escondido Union School Districttwenty-threeschoolssubmit grant
proposals to EEF for consideration. Selection is based on the grant applicant’s creativity, clarity,
impact and potential replicability of their project idea. For the past several years, the Foundation has
been awarding three different levels of grant awards; school-wide grants up to $5,000, team or grade
level grants up to $2,500 each, and individual grant awards up to $500 each. The grants are named
after EUSD’s late superintendent, Dr. Mike Caston, who was a moving force behind the establishment
of the Escondido Education Foundation.

Since 2005, the Foundation has funded over 350 EUSD teacher grant awardstotaling close to
$500,000. Participation in the competitive grant program by teachers is voluntary, and a
committee, comprised of both Foundation board members and volunteers from the
community, evaluate each proposal without knowing the teacher or school associated with the project.
Over the past eleven years, teachers from each of the district’s 23 schools have won a grant. The
grants are funded with dollars raised through Foundation eventsas well asdonations from
individuals. This is your chance to participate!

The Escondido Education Foundation (EEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 2004
by business and community leaders to raise funds to support innovative learning in Escondido’s K-8
public schools.Raising funds through donations, grants, and events, the Foundation supports
select, innovative programs within the Escondido Union School District. To find out more about EEF
or to buy tickets and/or donate, please go to our website: or 

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