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CCEF’s Business Partners awarded at annual Benefactors Breakfast


November 21, 2012

The culver city Education Foundation (CCEF) held its annual gathering acknowledging the generosity of major donors to the Foundation ($1,000 and above) on November 13 at the Akasha Restaurant.

More than 85 business and community members attended the Breakfast, including City Manager John Nachbar, City Council members Vice Mayor Jeff Cooper, Jim Clarke and Mehgan Sahli-Wells and School Board members Laura Chardiet and Nancy Goldberg. Superintendent Dave LaRose defined a Benefactor as a “helper”, and thanked the attendees for the enormous impact they have had on our schools.

Superintendent LaRose then acknowledged CCEF’s nine 2012 CCUSD Business Partners of the Year and applauded their contributions to individual schools, and to the community at large.

CCEF shared the success of CCUSD’s Front & Center Theatre Collaborative with its benefactors at this year’s Breakfast. Formed to sustain and increase theatre education in our schools, the Collaborative is now beginning its fouth year.

Middle school Social Studies teacher David Ross described the positive experiences he and his students have had with artists from The Actor’s Gang. Eileen Carroll, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, described how artists and teachers work together to integrate curriculum and theatre arts in ways that create unique, impactful student experiences.

The artists come from The Actors Gang, Center Theatre Group, We Tell Stories, Young Storytellers Foundation and 24th Street Theatre.



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