The Desert Review

ICOE’s Foundation for Education Welcomes Three New Board Member


EL CENTRO – The Foundation for Education, an auxiliary organization of the Imperial County Office of Education (ICOE), recently approved the appointment of three new members who joined the Foundation for Education Board on Wednesday, August 9.

Chamber of Commerce, Accessity (formerly Accion), and he is the past president of the Brawley, Holtville, Westmorland Chambers of Commerce, and the Brawley Rotary Club.  As a Valley native, he lives with his wife Maryann, and they are the proud parents of three children who have attended schools in the El Centro Elementary and Central Union High School Districts.

“We are thrilled and honored to welcome these three outstanding community members into the Foundation for Education board,” said Dr. Todd Finnell, Imperial County Superintendent of Schools and President of the Foundation of Education. “We look forward to working with our new board members as we continue to support some of our region’s most vulnerable students.”

The Foundation for Education Board comprises nine community leaders who all share the Foundation’s vision and commitment to making Imperial County an ideal place to live, learn, and work.

Together, and with the support of our community, the Foundation strives to make a difference in the lives of Imperial County’s students and their families.

Each year, the Foundation for Education scholarship program helps increase college access and success for some of Imperial County’s most vulnerable students, including at-risk youth and students with special needs.

The Foundation for Education is planning its third Annual Autumn & the Arts Fundraiser on October 5, 2023 (Autumn & the Arts Flyer). Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the Foundation’s Scholarship Program and other initiatives, such as the free summer orchestra camp offered at Southwest High School in July, the Annual Imperial County Arts Festival, and other initiatives.

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