News & Updates

Year-End Giving Guide from the San Marino Schools Foundation

The Tax Cuts and Job Act, signed into law in December 2017, made a number of changes to our tax laws. It nearly doubles the standard deduction for individuals and families, limits the aggregate amount of state and local income taxes, including property taxes, that can be deducted, and reduces the cap on home mortgage […]

Supporting STEM Opportunities for Our Children

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is a significant focus in our schools. From Elementary school to high school, our San Marino public schools have a number of STEM offerings. San Marino Schools Foundation supporters helped fund STEM programs within the District. One of these programs is the First Lego League at both elementary schools, […]

New School Board Term

Congratulations to our newly sworn-in school board members. The San Marino Schools Foundation looks forward to working with you to support our children’s education Thank you to Nam Jack for your dedication, commitment, and service — as not only a board member but also a former Trustee of the San Marino Schools Foundation — to […]

#GivingTuesday Success

The San Marino Schools Foundation hosted a successful #GivingTuesday campaign that raised over $68,000 in one day. By receiving donations through our Facebook fundraiser, through the mail, by phone, and online, we were able to exceed our original goal of $50,000. With over 60 people donating, this year’s #GivingTuesday was the most successful in Foundation […]

Titan Wellness Center Opening

The district took a step toward building emotional resiliency in our children through the opening of the Titan Wellness Center. The center is one component of a district-wide Wellness Initiative across all schools and in all grade levels to address the stress and pressure our children face. The San Marino Schools Foundation thanks its supporters […]

Double Your Impact to San Marino Schools Through #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement built on the idea that we have two days of getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday is the perfect opportunity to give back to the students of the San Marino Unified School District. We at the San Marino Schools Foundation use this day as the […]

On Saturday, November 10th, eleven FIRST LEGO League (FLL) teams from Valentine and Carver Elementary Schools will compete in the first FLL qualifying tournament. FLL introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL promotes interest in STEM, encourages problem solving, and facilitates team […]

SMHS Students Honored for Philanthropic Contributions

The San Marino Schools Foundation congratulates San Marino High School Students Richard and Eric Dong. The two brothers received the Outstanding Young Philanthropist Award during an awards ceremony in front of over 500 nonprofit leaders in Los Angeles as part of National Philanthropy Day. National Philanthropy Day is celebrated nationwide in November. Its purpose is […]

San Marino City Club Donates to SMSF

The San Marino Schools Foundation’s President Chris Maling accepted a donation from the San Marino City Club this past Tuesday evening. The San Marino Schools Foundation thanks the San Marino City Club, its Board, and its members for its contribution and long-time support to students in San Marino public schools.

Girls Who Code

Founded in 2013, Girls Who Code (GWC) is a national organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. As of 2018, GWC has over 90,000 young women participating in clubs throughout all 50 states. It is estimated that by 2020, 1.4 million jobs will be in the computing related fields, and through the Girls […]