Alameda Schools Get Sizeable Donation from Island Businesses

ABN presents check to AEF

Alameda Education Foundation President Bill Sonneman, far right, recently accepted a check for $750 from members of the Alameda Business Network during ABN’s August 18 mixer at Aroma Restaurant.

ABN, a professional organization dedicated to providing business opportunities for its members, holds quarterly mixers to combine business networking with fund-raising for local non-profits.

According to Kimberly Vaughn, left, an officer with ABN, the group selected AEF as its benefactor because it “recognizes and understands the importance of having a healthy school system in Alameda for our children. The Alameda School District needs support more than ever and we wanted to bring awareness to the urgency.”

AEF plans to use the funds to support programming that fosters student success in Alameda public schools, such as in art, music, drama and athletics.

Other ABN members attending the event included Chuck DiGuida (second from left), Erik Schuler and Maggie Caracciolo.

Many thanks to AEF for the photo and information.

Janet Levaux