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On Oct. 17, board members, administrators, faculty, supporters, and community members in Alhambra celebrated the long-awaited opening of the Alhambra Educational Foundation’s (AEF) new office with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The little cream and burgundy 1,600-sq.-ft. facility that sits at 1603 Chestnut St. will allow AEF to expand its programs and ultimately better serve the students in the Alhambra Unified School District.
Steve Perry, president of the Foundation, board members, and staff hosted the event. Celebrants included Alhambra School Board President Patricia Rodriguez-Mackintosh, School Board Vice-President Jane Anderson, School Board members Honorable Bob Gin and Adele Andrade-Stadler, Supt. Dr. Laura Tellez-Gagliano, Trustee for the L.A.C.C.D. Mike Eng, and Alhambra City Manager Mark Yokoyama.
Mr. Perry thanked all who contributed to making the day possible. “Today is a long- awaited milestone that is the result of hard work by many, and we are committed to making a difference in the lives of our students for a better tomorrow,” he said.
“AUSD is so proud and grateful for all the hard work that AEF has done and will continue to do for our students," said Mrs. Rodriguez-Mackintosh.
For more than 23 years, AEF has served as the primary fundraising partner of the Alhambra School District, providing and funding a variety of educational and enrichment programs and curriculum that benefit every student at all of the District’s 18 schools.
Since the Foundation’s inception in 1993, AEF has donated more than $2.5 million to the schools. “The students are our inspiration, and it is through the collaboration of our generous donors and the determination of the Alhambra Educational Foundation that we provide excellence through the programs they support,” said Mr. Perry.