By Annie Brown
The Irvine Company has extended the Excellence in Education Enrichment Fund with a renewed grant of $20 million over the next 10 years. The Enrichment Fund supports science, music and art programs for IUSD students in grades four through six. This most recent donation brings the Irvine Company’s commitment to IUSD students to more than $43 million over 20 years. Each year, more than 7,000 students are positively impacted by the Enrichment Fund – that’s more than 70,000 children who have benefited from the Irvine Company’s generosity.
“This gift from Irvine Company allows us to continue an enrichment program that distinguishes Irvine schools nationally,” Irvine Unified Superintendent Terry Walker said. “This is vital, especially during the shift to Common Core and new science standards requiring substantially more hands-on instruction.”
Robin Leftwich, Vice President of Community Affairs for the Irvine Company, presented IUSD with a $20 million check during an Enrichment Fund appreciation event, surprising teachers, students and parents in attendance. The event, held on Monday, September 26 at Portola Springs Elementary, was to honor and thank the Irvine Company and Chairman of the Board Donald Bren for their partnership with IUSD. …read more
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