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Morgan Hill Unified School District Education Foundation Opens its Doors and Expands Possibilities for MHUSD Students

Morgan Hill Unified School District Education Foundation Opens its Doors and Expands Possibilities for MHUSD Students

The foundation seeks to provide equitable resources for children’s extracurricular activities.

The Morgan Hill Unified School District is celebrating the launch of an affiliated education foundation. The Morgan Hill Unified School District Education Foundation’s mission is to enrich the lives of District students by raising additional resources to empower them to achieve their full potential.     

The foundation’s current board members include John Horner, Wendy Sullivan, Adam Escoto, Nick Gaich, Cecelia Ponzini, and Superintendent Dr. Carmen García (Ex Officio member).  Foundation directors sought out community feedback, which revealed that stakeholders want the education foundation to prioritize athletics, visual and performing arts, field trips, and guest educator opportunities. The foundation incorporated these priorities and will continue to seek community feedback throughout the year.  

“I look forward to investing in our students’ futures through our partnership with the Education Foundation,” said Dr. Carmen García, Superintendent, Morgan Hill Unified School District. “This is a new opportunity to ensure all students have enhanced opportunities to learn beyond their classrooms and gain experience in new, enriching activities. I appreciate the founding board’s years of planning, investment, and belief in our students.”       

In 2020, then MHUSD School Board members Sullivan, Horner, and Escoto formed an ad-hoc committee to examine comparable foundations to learn about similar efforts to enhance students’ educational experience. That initial research led to the creation of the MHUSD Education Foundation, including all necessary state and federal approvals exclusively using funds provided by private donations.

In a show of tangible support for the new Foundation’s launch, the Edward Boss Prado Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Cecelia and Gary Ponzini, made a $25,000 donation, setting a promising model for future contributions and community impact.  

About Morgan Hill Unified School District Education Foundation: At the MHUSD Education Foundation, we believe that every child deserves access to a high-quality education that prepares them for success in life. We are committed to providing the resources and support necessary to ensure that the students of the Morgan Hill Unified School District have the best possible chance to succeed. Our team is made up of dedicated professionals who are passionate about education and the impact it can have on the lives of young people. We are working to develop resources which enhance student's educational journey by adding support for enrichments such as sports, music, performing arts, visual arts, field trips and more. We are a 501C(3) with tax id # 92-2854932. 

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