May 28, 2017

Education Foundations Step Up to Ease Financial Squeeze on Schools

Santa Barbara High School’s Peabody Stadium hosts an Oct. 14 football game between the Dons and Ventura High — a game SBHS lost, 50-21. Members of the school’s foundation have been fundraising for a major stadium renovation project expected to start construction in early 2017. (J.C. Corliss / Noozhawk photo)

Santa Barbara High School’s Peabody Stadium hosts an Oct. 14 football game between the Dons and Ventura High — a game SBHS lost, 50-21. Members of the school’s foundation have been fundraising for a major stadium renovation project expected to start construction in early 2017. (J.C. Corliss / Noozhawk photo)

 

By Sam Goldman, Noozhawk Staff Writer | @Sam__Goldman | November 25, 2016 | 12:50 p.m.

Bake sales and car washes may come to mind at the mention of school fundraisers, but many institutions, including those on the South Coast, are increasingly turning to a higher-caliber method for augmenting their funding streams: school foundations.

“They definitely provide a significant amount of resources that supplement what we get from the state to educate the kids,” said Margie Yahyavi, executive director of the Santa Barbara Education Foundation.

 

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