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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Annual Donor Recognition Party

The San Marino Schools Foundation recognized its strong supporters at its annual Donor Recognition Party on May 12, 2018. Approximately, 300 people attended this event at the home of San Marino schools parents Sean Ky and SMSF Trustee Richard Lord. In addition to recognizing its supporters, SMSF paid tribute to its outgoing president John Simpson […]

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Yard Signs Are Coming!

Yard Signs are coming May 17! Every year, the San Marino Schools Foundation installs yard signs to thank families who have donated to the Foundation. The Yard Sign Campaign is as much a tradition as the tradition of excellence in San Marino Schools. If you have already donated to the Foundation this year, thank you. If […]

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A Message From SMSF President John Simpson

Dear Friends, With another school year drawing to a close, on behalf of the San Marino Schools Foundation, I would like to again thank the Foundation’s many generous donors for continuing to support its mission: funding teaching positions and programs that enrich the experience of San Marino students, and that help sustain the San Marino […]

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San Marino Schools Foundation Recognizes Community Support

San Marino Schools Foundation (SMSF) will be recognizing and saying thanks to supporters of San Marino Schools at its Donor Recognition Party on May 12, 2018 and through the placement of lawn signs, which will be out on display between May 17-29. “We want to use these opportunities to publicly thank those families that have stepped up to […]

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Matching Gifts

Did you know that the San Marino Schools Foundation is eligible to receive company matching gifts? During the 2016-2017 fiscal year, SMSF received over $100,000 in matching gift donations alone. Over 18 million people in the U.S. work for companies with matching gift programs, and most don’t even know it. This means that $6-$10 million […]

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Foundation Week 2018

Foundation Week 2018 was a SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone at Carver, Valentine, Huntington Middle School, and San Marino High school for participating. We are grateful to be able to give back and show our support of San Marino Unified School District.

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Announcing Foundation Week 2018!

SMSF’s Third Annual Foundation Week is fast approaching! From April 18th – April 20th the Foundation is showing appreciation for the SMUSD community’s support throughout the school year. We are hosting activities at each Elementary school, and every student will receive a goodie bag to take home. Look for more information about Foundation Week next […]

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Job Announcement: Executive Director of the San Marino Schools Foundation

To view the job description please click on the link below. Executive Director Job Description

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Great Schools Equal Higher Home Prices

Our annual Real Estate mailer will be arriving this week with new information reflecting the correlation of our great school district to the value of your home. The San Marino community is small but mighty in academic excellence. Our great school district needs your support! If you haven’t donated yet this year, we are grateful […]

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San Marino Schools Foundation Welcomes Nine New Trustees

The Foundation is excited to add nine new members to the Board of Trustees each of whom will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018. The trustees include Greg Chapman, Zeina Daoud, Michele Esbenshade, Heather Jiggins, Alison Moller, Issa Nesnas, Isaac Simon, Peter Sinclair and Steve Sommers. This amazing group, representing all four school […]

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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.

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