Educational Institutions

WILLIAM S HART EDUCATION FOUNDATION

aka WiSH Education Foundation   |   Valencia, CA   |  http://wishscv.org

Mission

THE WM. S. HART EDUCATION FOUNDATION IS DEDICATED TO QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR ALL STUDENTS. THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF OUR CARING COMMUNITY AND CORPORATE PARTNERS, WE FUND PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES THAT GO BEYOND WHAT TAX DOLLARS PROVIDE AND HELP ELEVATE AND PREPARE OUR STUDENTS FOR LIFE. WISH IS THE OFFICIAL PRIVATE-FUNDRAISING ORGANIZATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE WILLIAM S. HART UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT'S EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.

Ruling year info

2012

Executive Director

Amy Daniels

Main address

24343 Magic Mountain Pkwy

Valencia, CA 91355 USA

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EIN

45-4705593

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Secondary/High School (B25)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

WiSH bridges the gap in state education funding. We take requests from admins and teachers across the district to provide for the tools for success that district funding does not allow for. We've funding everything from outdated culinary textbooks to art supplies; microscopes, graphing calculators and other STEM supplies; graphic arts tablets and musical instruments, just to name a few. We've started a biomedical pathway at one of our high schools, provided concussion software for our student athletes's safety and bought mannequins for use in our schools across the district. We have put $50,000 into our school libraries and provided students with math and English intervention software - our funding and support has touched a broad range of programs. It's shocking how big the gap truly is.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

STEAM

Funding science, technology, engineering and math while still recognizing that academic excellence is also found in the arts. As such, it deserves our full support in addition to all other programs under our purview.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Budget
$161,500

Anything that is not funded by tax dollars alone

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$161,000

Where we work

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

Our hope is to never say "no" to a classroom in need.

We have expanded our board and brought on people that are highly motivated, creative leaders. They are allowing us to broaden our exposure and bring on more unique ways of funding. We started a program of school family giving during the registration process in August, which has been successful, and we are currently working to provide expanded giving opportunities for district staff during the on boarding process.

We have grown our board and brought on motivated, connected people who are proactive and responsible leaders. It's bringing us to a new level of organization and exposure.

The strongest indicator of success will be the continued support of our community, corporate and grant giving to WiSH, allowing us to pass on the vast majority of that money to our classrrooms. WiSH has a very low overhead with only one employee and donated office space. That allows us to make the maximum allowable difference each year. When we can say "yes" to every classroom request, we know we've done our job.

As mentioned above, WiSH has directed over $500,000 in goods and services to the schools in our district, serving 23,000 students. Our funding has reached every single student in our district through the funding of STEM and literacy, and provided funding for programs that students choose to excel in, such as music and the arts. Because there is little we don't fund in our schools, the next level is simply giving more and never having to say "no."

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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WILLIAM S HART EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 7/10/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Richard Cohn

Orora North America

Term: 2017 - 2019

Lynne Secrest

Boston Scientific; Ret.

Dennis King

King, King, Alleman & Jensen

Jayme Allsman

Hart School District

David Caldwell

Hart School District

Cherise Moore

Hart School District

Anna Kuyumdzhyan

California Credit Union

Rita Bojalian

Boston Scientific

Jamee Brandt

Cobblestone Cottage

Ed Masterson

SOS Entertainment

Lisa Eichman

Gymnastics Unlimited

Russ Briley

The Signal Newspaper

Judy Penman

Community Volunteer

Mia Reed

Hart School District

Keywords

education, funding, philanthropy