President & CEO
Neda Eaton is a visionary leader with a passion for serving the community. As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), one of the leading educational foundations in the nation, she is entrusted with ensuring that high-quality enrichment programs in critical areas such as the arts, music, sciences, health and wellness and math are sustained in public schools. In her role, she is responsible for guiding the strategic visioning and direction of the foundation, program and social enterprise development, day-to-day operations and implementation of various fundraising campaigns and initiatives.
Under Neda’s leadership, IPSF has achieved tremendous success by strategically uniting the business, parent and resident community to earn the reputation of the premier educational foundation in California. Since she joined the foundation, IPSF’s total annual amount raised has increased by 183%, raising over $6.5 million annually and an operating budget of over $8 million.
Neda’s career began soon after earning her Master’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University, graduating summa cum laude. It was during this time that she began to work in the social service area. From 1996-2000, Neda served as a senior manager in a comprehensive residential treatment facility for high- level acute clients at Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abuse Children. In 2000, she joined Boys Town USA where she moved up the ranks to run the California program and became Boys Town USA Senior Operations Officer managing an $8.9 million operating budget and serving at risk youth in both short term and long term residential treatment programs.
IPSF is relentless in fulfilling its vision of a world class education for every child and ensuring that public schools have the resources needed to nurture and grow the potential of its students. The organization is poised to continue to expand its funding for essential programs such as music instruction for every child, STEAM initiatives, robust after school and summer programs, grants to teachers for innovative teaching methods, and funding for athletic trainers and school nurses. IPSF serves as a resource to other communities and school districts in support of educational excellence.
Board Of Trustees
Our committed, talented, resourceful and knowledgeable board of trustees is the driving force behind the success for IPSF. Their leadership has enabled our organization to grow and succeed for the benefit of all Irvine students.
Beacon Pointe Advisors
*Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair
Wells Fargo Bank
Founding Legacy Partner
University of California, Irvine
*Chair, Program Assessment Committee
OC Korean Cultural Center
*Chair, Resource Development Committee
Reproductive Fertility Center
*Chair, Community Relations Committee
*First Past Chair
Darren J. Moll
Alex Peyton, LLC
Schools First Federal Credit Union
Chris Van Dusen
JCM Engineering Corporation
Kenya Beckmann, Hoag Hospital Foundation
Carol Choi, United Exchange Corp.
Steve Churm, FivePoint
Connie Colao, Community Leader
Emile Haddad, FivePoint
Bill Habermehl, Retired County Superintendent, OC Department of Education
Mike Hamel, Irvine Police Department
Sean Joyce, City of Irvine
Dennis Kuhl, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Jeff Larsen, MV&E Architects
John Withers, Irvine Ranch Water District
The IPSF Ambassador program includes parents, teachers, community leaders and business owners who are committed to excellence in Irvine schools. Ambassadors improve the relationship among IPSF, individual school sites and community organizations through ongoing communication and collaboration.
2017 – 2018 IPSF Ambassadors
|Bonita Canyon||Sarah Cohen|
|Canyon View||Grace Linker|
|College Park||Agnes Hahn|
|Irvine High||Susan Lyons|
|Jeffrey Trail||Phoebe Lo-Wang|
|Meadow Park||Elena Marukhlekno|
|Northwood High||Michael Hsueh|
|Oak Creek||Jessica Jordan|
|Plaza Vista||Cyndi Ruszat|
|Portola HS||Christina Hatch|
|Rancho MS||Janet Rome|
|Santiago Hills||Jane Wu|
|Sierra Vista||Ing Tiong|
|South Lake||Liz Ahumada|
|Stone Creek||Zena Reichert|
|Turtle Rock||Duyen Nguyen|
|University HS||Laleh Redjaian|
|Vista Verde||Grittiya Corrigan|
|Westpark||Peilin Chen Breller|
|Woodbridge HS||Keri Fung|
Join Our Team
We are seeking innovative, creative problem-solvers who are passionate about furthering educational excellence in public schools. We are looking for people from different career paths and backgrounds that thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment. If you share in our mission and genuinely care about students, we encourage you to apply to IPSF.
Irvine Public Schools Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.
Executive Vice President
Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), an education non-profit headquartered in Irvine, CA, has an immediate opening for an Executive Vice President to join our team. Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s mission is to enrich the educational experience of each child in every school. We achieve this by providing programs, raising funds, and uniting the community in support of educational excellence.
A key member of the IPSF senior management team, the Executive Vice President provides strategic direction and day-to-day management of IPSF’s programs and services with oversight of an $8 million annual operating budget. The Executive Vice President values networking and understands their role in building support for IPSF while growing and protecting the reputation of the organization as a leading educational foundation in the state. The Executive Vice President supervises the Chief Development Officer, Chief Program Officer, and the Director of Marketing and Communications, and is accountable for building and developing high performing teams, managing corporate fundraising and major gifts development, coordinating functions for program expansion, and providing operational oversight to meet the organization’s strategic goals. Reporting directly to the President/CEO and working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Executive Vice President will be integral to making the foundation’s systems and programs strong and effective and guiding the organization’s future growth.
The Executive Vice President possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organization. Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 7 years related experience and a proven track record in fundraising and program management; Master’s Degree or MBA is highly preferred. Successful candidates will have the demonstrated ability to manage and mentor staff as well as significant experience in program budgeting and fiscal management. A proven track record of facilitating change management and operating as an effective tactical, strategic thinker are needed. Prior non-profit experience is highly desirable.
Typical hours would be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with attendance at evening and weekend events required periodically. This is a full-time, exempt position with annual compensation commensurate with experience.
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please forward your resume to Michelle LeVasseur at email@example.com or 1 Post, Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92618.
Finance Assistant - Part-time
Irvine Public Schools Foundation, an education non-profit headquartered in Irvine, CA, currently has an immediate opening for a Finance Assistant to join our team. Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s mission is to enrich the educational experience of each child in every school. We achieve this by providing programs, raising funds, and uniting the community in support of educational excellence. This position reports to the Finance Manager and is a part-time, non-exempt position.
Under the supervision of the Finance Manager, the Finance Assistant provides assistance on general finance matters and clerical support to the Finance Department. Duties include but are not limited to: making bank deposits, maintaining accurate deposit records, answering phones, responding to general emails, picking up and distributing mail as well as other office clerical duties as assigned.
Qualified candidates will have the demonstrated ability to work cooperatively within and across departments, manage multiple and competing deadlines and use critical thinking skills to problem-solve. Candidate must be a self-starter, extremely detail orientated and well organized with good written and oral communications skills. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel, Word and Outlook, are required and essential for this position. Passion for the mission of IPSF is critical. A high school diploma and a minimum of 2 years in relevant office experience are required.
Typical schedule would be Monday through Friday mid-morning to mid-afternoon with periodic attendance at evening and weekend events required. This is a part-time, nonexempt position with a pay rate starting at $15/hr.
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please forward your resume to Trish Kasey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1 Post, Suite 250, Irvine, CA 92618.