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K-12, higher education… “fundraising is fundraising”

It was a pleasure to serve as a panelist at 2014 California Consortium of Education Foundations annual conference, held at UC Irvine this week, to discuss lessons K-12 fundraising professionals can glean from their higher education counterparts. The panel, moderated by Andrea Sala of the Peninsula Education Foundation in Palos Verdes, also included Dr. Sylvia […]

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Louder doesn’t always equal better

One of the great challenges for underserved populations in our country is of course access to higher education, which can be the determining factor in escaping poverty. For example, only 5% of Native Americans living on reservations can afford to go to college. There’s an ad campaign that’s been running for awhile now seeking to […]

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APG reports on the progress of one of its clients

Watch Ascend Partners Group, LLC’s Dr. Paul Lanning as he reports late last month on the progress and growth of the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation in a presentation the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board of Trustees. Accompanying his report is the announcement by Foundation Executive Director Linda Greenberg Gross of a new $500,000 gift […]

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Artists truly for the arts

Last month I attended a Jackson Browne concert in Santa Monica. As great as Jackson Browne is, that may not sound remarkable on its face, even when I add that another 1970s icon, Gary Wright, was also on the bill, and the “house band,” Venice, is a highly accomplished group with numerous albums and world tours to their credit. […]

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Big gifts can – and must – happen at the K-12 level too

I was honored to serve as a keynote speaker at the California Consortium of Education Foundations annual conference at Stanford University last month. Attendees included representatives from school districts and foundations all over Northern and Central California (a similar gathering for Southern California was held a week prior in Anaheim).

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