mission of the Lake Elsinore Valley Education Foundation, a
not-for-profit organization, is to provide scholarships to college
bound LEUSD students. Providing books to elementary age students is
a new program started this year. The Foundation was created in honor
of former LEUSD Superintendent Dr. Sharron Lindsay, who envisioned
it as a lasting way for the community to help support students of
all abilities to pursue a college education. Fundraising activities
for scholarships include an annual golf tournament in April, bingo
nights at the Elks lodge, and partnerships with local businesses.
9th Annual Golf
Our annual spring Golf Tournament is slated for
April 10, 2017 at the Links at
in beautiful Lake Elsinore.
The Lake Elsinore
Valley Education Foundation recently brought smiles to hundreds of
Wildomar kids by gifting over 400 books to kids in costume at
the City of Wildomar's Trunk or Treat Celebration. Held at Marna
O'Brien Park, hundreds of kids along with their parents descended on
jumpers, carnival games and lots of trunks open with treats. At the
LEVEF Trunk, kids were able to choose from Princess or Avenger books
as well as books based on popular kids programs like Doc McStuffin,
Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Phineus and Ferb. Many parents
remarked what a great option picking out a book was instead of
candy. Directors noticed many kids came back for a second book
before the night was over. Kudos to the City of Wildomar for
bringing our community together!
The Lake Elsinore
Valley Education Foundation joined in on Lake Elsinore's National
Night Out Program held at Lakepoint Park. A national program, NNO
gears the night's program to educating their local residents to the
resources and programs available from law enforcement agencies
serving their communities. Booths were set up by various agencies
and community groups that ranged from information to games for kids.
The LEVEF booth sponsored a popular cornhole game and we gave away
books just for trying the game! Directors gave away over 350 books
to Lake Elsinore kids and we thank both local law enforcement and
the City of Lake Elsinore for the opportunity to give away books and
to share our goal of supporting Family Literacy. Our new slogan is
Reading is Fun, Pass it On! This embodies the idea that we can
create a lifetime reader by first, reading to children when they are
small and then leading by example; reading for fun as adults. We can
pass along the fun of reading by the example we set in each part of
our child's life.
Shop for a Cause
The Lake Elsinore Valley Education Foundation will proudly join many
other organizations at the Outlet Center's annual Shop for a Cause
Program . Held annually in November at the Lake Elsinore Outlets,
those who purchase tickets are treated to a great day of shopping
discounts, catered lunch, wine tasting, free gift wrap and much
more! A great local community program, each ticket sold benefits
the organization directly. We thank the Lake Elsinore Outlets and
their many sponsors who provide this special holiday shopping day
that not only benefits local non profits but the community members
who participate with discounts and opportunities for great deals!
Sponsorships Now Available!
The Lake Elsinore Valley Education Foundation is happy to announce
2017 sponsorship opportunities now available! By giving to the LEVEF
you can help provide thousands of books to local children,
supporting Family Literacy! You can also chose to support our
charity Golf Tournament, helping us raise funds to give thousands to
local seniors in annual scholarships. If you are interested in
supporting the Donn Young Memorial Book Distribution Program
or scholarships for LEUSD seniors from all four high schools,
contact Maureen Foster Davis for more information.
The Lake Elsinore Valley
Education Foundation is actively interviewing
candidates interested in serving on our Board of Directors.
Ideal candidates include community leaders, former educators or
local business representatives.
If you are interested in serving, please contact
Maureen Foster Davis.
Free Book Sponsorships
The LEVEF is proud to announce a partnership with the First Books
Program in distributing free books to local elementary schools in
This national program allows non profits to distribute books to
schools for free, we just pay for shipping and that's where your
local business comes in!
We do all the leg work by applying for the books and working with
LEUSD officials in determining distributions sites.
Your donated dollars can help us to pay shipping costs and we thank
you by placing sponsor labels in each book.
Contact us directly for the opportunity to
place your business in each book in support of literacy as an
can download our contribution form here
Donate online here...
Our 9th Annual Golf Tournament is slated for
the Links at
Summerly in beautiful Lake Elsinore
LEVEF Gives Away Books!
The Foundation has donated over 4,500 books
to LEUSD schools.