Brief history of the organization

The San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF) was established in 1986 by a group of parents who wanted to provide additional funding and resources for the San Gabriel public schools. At that time, the district consisted of five elementary schools and funds were raised through parent donations and small events like “back- yard barbeques”. Approximately $3000-5000 was raised annually and support took the form of teacher grants for classroom equipment, enrichment and supplies. The Board of Directors consisted of parents and teachers who volunteered their time and energy in support of the mission. In 1993-94 the district separated from the Alhambra Unified School District and subsequently added 2 high schools. As the district has grown and adapted to serve more than 5000 students, so has SEF. Over the course of SEF’s 36-year history, we have contributed over $1,000,000 dollars to the school district for direct support of the students, teachers and educational programs. Through the years, SEF has been able to maintain exposure to music and art in our elementary schools, vital enrichment that many districts had eliminated, by funding teachers and programming. Our Board of Directors continues to consist of parents and teachers, as well as local business and community members and energetic alumni. Each year, our Board members volunteer more countless hours of time in support of the fundraising and programming activities of the Foundation. The San Gabriel Unified School District (SGUSD) serves a culturally and economically diverse population of students and families and SEF is committed to providing financial support to programs that will enrich and enhance the learning environment of our students and bridge the educational gap between them.

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Executive Director

Adela Angiuli
Adela AngiuliExecutive Director
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Executive Board

Paul Kwo
Paul KwoPresident
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Rosiris Paniagua
Rosiris PaniaguaVice President, Events
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Tammi Nakigawa
Tammi NakigawaVice President, Annual Fund
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Robert Bringas, Jr.
Robert Bringas, Jr.Secretary
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Robert Powers
Robert PowersTreasurer
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Board Members

Kimberly Hua
Kimberly Hua
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Kacie Bauzon
Kacie Bauzon
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Andy Jeong
Andy Jeong
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George Carney
George Carney
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Alumni Board

Former Presidents

Former Board Members

Alison DeVriendt
Pat Freeman
Lori Husein
Dr. Chasity Jennings Nunez

Aimee Uen
Andrea Vining
Ann Griffith
Armen Kesian
Audrey Lee
Audrey Ponce
Carolyn Weirick
Catherine Cordero
Chin Ho Liao
Cinthis Benitez
Corine Wong
David Ford
David Localio
Diana Fagan
Dioni Rovello

Domenic Polemini
Dr. Mayra Perez
Fan Xu
Gabriela Sundaramoorthy
Genesis Ponce
Glendy Ortiz
Harriett Rothschild
Hugo Correa
Irene Chapman
Jacqueline Borja
Jan Stowell
Jane Tran
Jennifer Le Abarca
Joan Beatie
Judy Correnti

Julie Nguyen
Karen Cay Wong
Katherine Kleine
Ken Tcheng
Kimberly Dobson Garcia
Kimberly Michael Hull
Laura White
Lee Freeman
Les Fedor
Lien Du
Linda Boxer
Lisa Gutierrez Correa
Marla Nadolney
Mary Barbosa
May Gonzalez
Meda Kim

Nancy Listiawan
Priti Bhatt
Rafael Lua
Ray Wells
Ricardo Quinones
Robin Arick
Ron Barbosa
Rosalie Cho
Sachiko DeVito
Stella Lam
Stephanie Takahashi
Tatiana Daza
Taylor Vasquez Reyes
Teri Lok
Vanessa Rodriguez
Vanessa Sutton

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SEF’s primary purpose is to strengthen student achievement and motivation, and build community support and confidence in public schools through funds raised. If you have a desire to create a meaningful impact in our community we invite you to get involved. It is a wonderful opportunity for you to take on a leadership role in our organization. Join Us.