GEF Receives $50,000 Contribution from Pacific BMW and David L. Ho, Jr.

The Glendale Educational Foundation (GEF) is pleased to announce it will receive a $50,000 contribution this year from the Glendale-based car dealership Pacific BMW and David L. Ho, Jr. increasing their yearly donation from $25,000 to $50,000. These funds will support GEF’s primary focus of visual and performing arts with “Music Matters,” supporting music programs…

Glendale Educational Foundation Receives Grant from the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation

The Glendale Educational Foundation (GEF) is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the Albert and Elaine Borchard Foundation to support the “Music Matters” program, which benefits music education for the Glendale Unified School District’s (GUSD) secondary schools. Over the past decade, school art and music programs have been decimated by severe state…

Glendale News-Press: ‘Disco & Diamonds’ gala shines bright as fundraiser for school district

The 12th annual “Disco & Diamonds” gala dinner and dance at the Castaway restaurant in Burbank gave them plenty of chances to do that. Hamilton, in a passion-pink nylon disco shirt, said that since 2005, $3.3 million has been raised for, among other purchases, buses, musical instruments and lab equipment for Glendale Unified students. But…

Glendale News-Press: A dozen Glendale Unified teacher projects earn grants

A second year of teacher grants saw more money from the Glendale Educational Foundation going for projects in the Glendale Unified School District. Twelve winning applications were selected out of 30. Overall, 27 instructors received $21,339 in grant funding, foundation executive director Elsa Chagolla announced during a school board meeting Tuesday, where teachers were recognized.…

Glendale News-Press: Community leaders find out it’s not easy to be a school principal — even for a day

After participating in Glendale Unified’s 27th annual Principal for a Day event, accountant Alex Parajon said he’d be keeping his day job. Although he described his experience as guest principal at Horace Mann Elementary — which he attended 30 years ago — as amazing overall, he said it was clear that the job done by the school’s…