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Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation Launched

Significant Inaugural Donors Pledge Support as Tribute to Career of Superintendent Jane Russo

SANTA ANA, CA – June 25, 2011 – The newly formed Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation formally launched on June 23 during a celebration attended by Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) Board of Education members, teachers, administrators, staff, students, former employees, elected officials, partners, supporters and community members. The celebration served a two-fold purpose: to celebrate the 38-year career of SAUSD Superintendent Jane Russo, who retires at the end of this month, and to announce the formation of the Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation.

Partners and supporters who signed on as major inaugural donors of the Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation include:

· Soroptimist International, Santa Ana-Tustin

· SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

· THINK Together, Inc.

· George K. Baum & Company

· Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

· Law Offices of Eric Bathen

· NTD Architecture

· Robert & Donna Nelson

“These benefactors are planting the seeds of what promises to be an ongoing legacy to the contribution Superintendent Russo has made to our school district,” said Board Member Dr. Audrey Yamagata-Noji, an inaugural donor. “Although she will be retiring at the end of this school year, she will leave an indelible mark on the achievements of our students, staff and community through everything accomplished under her leadership and guidance.”

Inaugural contributions of $75,000 to date to the Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation will support the scholarship fund for current and future SAUSD students as part of the Santa Ana ¡Adelante! partnership with Santa Ana College (SAC) and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Santa Ana ¡Adelante! will guarantee college admission to all SAUSD students choosing to attend SAC and matriculate to CSUF, by completing all SAC transfer requirements and meeting CSUF’s admissions standards. Russo was instrumental in bringing this opportunity to SAUSD students.
Those wishing to make a contribution to the Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation may call 714-558-5518, or send a check to the attention of Santa Ana Unified School District Deputy Superintendent’s Office, 1601 E. Chestnut Ave., Santa Ana, Calif., 92701.

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By Editor

Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

One thought on “Santa Ana public schools foundation launched”
  1. Celebrate Russo??? We should be running the rich cow out of the country. With all but a few schools with API under 5, what the hell is there to celebrate??? This should make anyone with half a brain pissed.

    And not another stupid hispanic foundation that will line the pockets of Spanish post invaders and Rich liberal elitist poop heads… Jesus, Mary and Joseph, can you bloody Mexicans wake up to what is happing to your kids. They are fat, uneducated and can’t even go to a flipping park! If one, just one Mexican shows up to congratulate Russo, they need a major kick in the smarties.

    And on the fat line…The stupid new suite at the Social Services, asking to get federal money for a new obesity program in Santa Ana is a MORON…Have you seen what Mexicans eat, it’s flipping worst than any Irish meal I ever seen, pure lard and the fact that the kids are fed morning, noon and night in the flipping schools with the crap they serve, you wonder why they are FAT? No parks, gangs and video games … stop the school food, take care of the gangs and start take the fu#$king money from the stupid foundation and open lots of sport parks and jail the parents who feed their kids pure crap….save a million dollars moron! OMG!

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