The check was large; not just the usual oversized, photo op kinda prop, the number on it was very large. The Culver City Education Foundation got to present the School Board with their gift of an anonymous $85,000 for the benefit of the Robotics team and the newly created Maker Spaces at the elementary schools.
CCEF’s new Executive Director Melanie Mack was there with board member Wendy Hamill at the Tuesday February 27 school board meeting to announce the gift.
Hamill read the heartfelt thank you letter from David Stout, the high school’s robotics coach, offering that “this gift couldn’t be more timely or more needed.” With a complete re-boot of the team this school year, they were in need of funds for everything from equipment and tools to travel subsidies to get students to competitions.
The school board was happy to pose with Superintendent Leslie Lockhart and accept the contribution.
Photo left to right – Kathy Paspalis, Summer McBride, Kelly Kent, Melanie Mack, Wendy Hamill, Leslie Lockheart, Anne Allaire