Rotary auction raises funds for Education Foundation Rotary Club of San Ramon in California raised funds through an online auction which was held along with the Foundation's Run for Education event.
The Rotary Club of San Ramon, California (D 5160), recently presented a hefty donation to the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation during a club meeting.
The club donated $75,989 to the foundation, with the funds raised by the Rotarians from their Online Auction for Education event held last fall, in conjunction with the foundation’s Run for Education event, the club said in a news release.
During the cheque presentation, Club President Lucky Sandhu passed along gratitude for the Rotarians’ contributions and the club’s partnership with the education foundation.
In presenting the cheque to the SRVEF executive director Vanessa Berastain, past San Ramon Rotary President Gary Sloan acknowledged the support of all the auction sponsors, the participants in the community who had donated the auction items, and to all the item bidders, the news release said.
Berastain said that the education foundation uses these funds directly in support of cutting-edge programmes like Imagineering, with the goal of bringing the best-in-class learning experiences in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math to the students of San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
She added that the Rotary Club of San Ramon would be honoured at the foundation endowment dinner April 18 for all the work Rotarians had put in over the years in their unequivocal support of the foundation and its mission to promote public education in the San Ramon Valley.
The San Ramon Rotary, established in 1985, is a strong supporter of innovation in education and related initiatives in the San Ramon Valley.
The club has raised and donated over $2 million in support of various causes, locally and globally, ranging from supporting education, disease eradication, providing clean water, women empowerment and promoting peace.