Since 2002, San Marino has been the top achieving unified school district in the State of California.

To maintain this unique success, it is critical that we all do our part to support our schools and students. Public education may be free, but an exceptional public education is not.

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What an incredible day yesterday was. As the day after #GivingTuesday, we at SMSF would like to take a moment to participate in #ThankYouWednesday – a day dedicated to thanking all our incredible supporters and donors. Between our Facebook Fundraiser, #GivingTuesday campaign website, and various other donations that came in throughout the day you helped […]

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Unleash Your Generosity. We Need Your Help.

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to our #GivingTuesday Campaign: Give to Thank Our Teachers! Your generosity helps us continue to get closer to our goal of $75,000, and the day still isn’t even over yet! If you haven’t already joined others in supporting SMSF today, please feel free to visit our Facebook fundraiser […]

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#GivingTuesday Update

We are getting closer to reaching our #GivingTuesday goal. Between donations given through our Facebook fundraiser, #GivingTuesday website, and our general SMSF website, we have already made over $43,000 – wow! Will you join the rest of our community and Give to Thank Our Teachers? There is still time to participate! You can either donate […]

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#GivingTuesday Is Officially Here!

Today is the day! #GivingTuesday is officially upon us, and there is still plenty of time to show your support for the San Marino Schools Foundation, our district, our students, our teachers, and our community. SMSF raised over $65,000 during last year’s #GivingTuesday thanks to the incredible community support! Will you help us reach $75,000 […]

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#GivingTuesday is Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the day! Don’t forget to donate and participate during SMSF’s #GivingTuesday campaign. We are trying to reach our goal of $75,000, which will help fund a portion of a full-time teacher. Full-time teaching positions keep our class sizes reasonable, personalized attention possible, test scores high, and student’s educational opportunities thriving. By donating to […]

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Give Back During Cyber Monday!

#GivingTuesday isn’t the only day where you can give back to the San Marino Schools Foundation in a big way! Through shopping at, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase back to SMSF. So, while you are taking advantage of all the incredible deals that Amazon has to offer during today’s #CyberMonday, choose SMSF […]

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Generosity is Contagious.

Generosity is contagious. When you participate in #GivingTuesday you are participating in a global movement dedicated to giving back to communities. SMSF is proud to be a part of this global movement of generosity. This year, our campaign theme is Give to Thank Our Teachers. By participating and donating, you are directly thanking our amazing […]

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SMSF #GivingTuesday Website is Here!

#GivingTuesday is almost two weeks away, and we proud to announce our official #GivingTuesday campaign website is live! This website will be the main hub of activity for the day – where you can follow our progress, get updates, contact our team, and donate to our #GivingTuesday: Give to Thank Our Teachers Campaign. Remember, […]

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#GivingTuesday is 3 Weeks From Today!

#GivingTuesday is only three weeks away! Remember to give back and support the San Marino Schools Foundation and the students and staff that it serves during this global day of giving. SMSF commits to donating $2 million every year to our school district for full-time teaching positions. Last year, this funded 21 full-time positions across […]

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We Need Your Support.

With #GivingTuesday fast approaching, knowing why supporting SMSF is key. What would happen to our district if SMSF wasn’t able to provide the funding needed? The Foundation commits to donating $2 million, every year, for teachers. This helped fund 21 full-time teaching positions across each campus during the 2018-2019 school year. Without this funding, class […]

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About SMSF

The San Marino Schools Foundation (SMSF) is a California non-profit organization founded in 1980 to provide financial support to the San Marino Unified School District for its four schools Carver Elementary, Valentine Elementary, Huntington Middle School and San Marino High School.