Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the educational experience of each child in every school. Founded in 1996 by concerned parents and community leaders, IPSF sponsors enrichment programs after school and during the summer,  and provides financial support to the school district to ensure educational excellence in Irvine schools. In addition, IPSF excels at uniting local corporate and community partners, parents and residents in raising funds to nurture student potential. Each year, IPSF provides millions of dollars in funding to Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) to support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education, small-group learning, afterschool and summer programs, grants for classroom innovation, and support for mental-health initiatives, athletic trainers and school nurses.

Irvine Public Schools Foundation is a California non-profit, public benefit, corporation. It is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The federal tax ID number for the foundation (EIN) is 33-0733191. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


The mission of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation 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.


IPSF believes that every student deserves an educational experience complete with access to music, art, and science programs, both during the school day and outside of the classroom. With community support and investment, together we can provide enrichment opportunities for our children that will help foster the next generation of thinkers, innovators, and creators.

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 Abused 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.

Mark Bennett

Cresa Global, Inc.
IUSD Parent

Heidi Bramlet

IUSD Parent

Mike Breller

Mike Breller

Beacon Pointe
IUSD Parent

Po Chen

Anchor QEA
IUSD Parent

Mike Dennin

Michael Dennin

University of California, Irvine
IUSD Parent


Geena Merrill Dougherty

IUSD Parent

David Greenberg

David Greenberg

Brookfield’s Real Estate Group
IUSD Parent

Matt Hoffman

IUSD Alumni and Parent

Eric Hsiao

Eric Hsiao

BNY Mellon
IUSD Parent

Shige Itoh

Rutan & Tucker
IUSD Parent

diane kim

Diane Kim

OC Korean Cultural Center
IUSD Parent

*Board Chair

Zhihai Li

Chinese American Mutual Association
IUSD Parent

Rich Masterson

Richard Masterson

Community Leader
IUSD Parent

Sherry Mostofi

Mostofi Law Group
IUSD Parent

Dr. Simon Shung

Simply Orthodontics
IUSD Parent

James Speir

IUSD Parent

Advisory Council

Anne Hultgren, PhD | Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Dennis Kuhl | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Kim Mikes, MBA, BSN, CNOR | Hoag Orthopedic Institute

Jim Rome | CBS Sports

Danni Remington Smithson | Bank of Southern California

Kent Schlichtemeier, EdD | Concordia University Irvine

Shareen Young | PRISM Aerospace, Inc.

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.

Current Positions



The Opportunity

Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), an education non-profit headquartered in Irvine, CA, currently has an immediate opening for a Development Coordinator to join our team. The successful candidate is a strong multitasker with a high attention to detail. As part of a three-person Development department, this candidate will work with Director of Development and Development Associate to meet or exceed annual fundraising goals by supporting all aspects of IPSF’s fundraising activities and efforts. This person is responsible for a combination of database management and fundraising support with specific responsibilities in donor stewardship, prospect/grant research, logistics, and sponsorship fulfillment.


Manages gifts and database administration processes.

  • Coordinates all development gifts administration: timely data and gift entry, quality content management, and all reporting functions in the donor database system (Raiser’s Edge NXT).
  • Processes all donations, ensuring funds are received by finance department.
  • Drafts and mails donor acknowledgment letters.

Coordinates and supports donor stewardship, prospect research, sponsorship fulfillment and targeted outreach efforts.

  • Performs research on donors and prospects and investigates the grant or sponsorship funding process for foundations and corporations.
  • Assists in the preparation of sponsorship packets and grant proposals along with tracking of sponsorship fulfilment and grant reporting.

Provides general administrative support of development department activities.

  • Supports the planning and execution of IPSF development activities including annual appeals, special events, and third-party fundraising activities.
  • Monitors and updates development-related content on IPSF website.


  • Must have knowledge of fundraising functions and donor or membership database management systems, Raisers Edge NXT a plus.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, prioritizing ongoing and new projects to meet deadlines.
  • Must be well-organized and have the ability to manage multiple and competing tasks and deadlines.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or equivalent work experience.
  • Two years’ related experience in relevant data management preferred; experience with Raisers Edge NXT or similar CRM a plus.
  • Experience in nonprofit development and community outreach highly desired.


This is a full-time, non-exempt position with hourly compensation ranging from $20-$26/hr. commensurate with experience. Typical hours would be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with occasional attendance at evening and weekend events required. IPSF currently operates with a hybrid office schedule, two collaboration days in the office and three days remote.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to Bre Washington at bwashington@ipsf.net with subject line: Development Coordinator.

IPSF is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by law.


We are currently hiring teachers, TOSA’s, clerks, and IAs this summer. Pay range is $15.50-$46 per hour, depending on position.

Learn more at www.ipsf.net/summerjobs