8th Annual Spirit of Excellence Gala & Auction

On October 14, 2017, IPSF will host its 8th Annual Spirit of Excellence Gala & Auction presented by FivePoint. This year’s event will be a memorable evening celebrating excellence in education and the achievements of distinguished alumni. Proceeds directly benefit local public schools and more than 33,000 students.

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  • SEA CAMPERS TAKE THE STAGE

    For the second consecutive year, we proudly partnered with The Young Americans to host a special Summer Enrichment Academy Camp to help students explore their passion for the arts. Campers spent four[...]

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  • CUBESAT STUDENTS READY FOR LAUNCH

    By: Theresa Walker, published in the Orange County Register, July 26, 2017 The pint-sized satellite dubbed IRVINE01 that a group of students from six Irvine high schools spent the past school year a[...]

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  • PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES HELP RAISE OVER $50,000 FOR IRVINE SCHOOLS

    During a memorable evening of poker, dinner and cocktails that featured current and former professional athletes, Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) and Angels Baseball Foundation hit the jackpot[...]

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  • INSTRUMENT RENTAL DAY – Traditional Calendar Schools

    Save the Date! Instrument Rental Day for year-round schools will take place on Saturday, July 22, and Instrument Rental Day for traditional calendar schools will be held on Saturday, September 9. Each[...]

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  • OCEANS CLASS BRINGS MARINE SCIENCE TO LIFE!

    IPSF summer programs allow students to explore their passions and discover how scientific theories and methods are at work in our daily lives. For example, IPSF’s Oceans class covers all aspects[...]

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  • LIGHTS, CAMERA, GALA!

    On October 14, 2017, we will proudly host our 8th Annual Spirit of Excellence Gala & Auction presented by FivePoint. This is one of our most highly-anticipated events of the year and brings th[...]

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  • SAVE THE DATE: SOUL OF KOREA

    On Sunday, September 24, Irvine Korean Parents Association will host Soul of Korea at the beautiful Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. This wonderful evening will be a celebration of music and t[...]

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  • 7th ANNUAL TEE IT UP FOR EDUCATION GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES OVER $90,000

    Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), a nonprofit organization focused on enriching the educational experience of each child in every school, hosted 110 golfers at its 2017 Tee It Up for Education [...]

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  • IPSF AWARDS $28,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO FIVE IRVINE STUDENTS

    Each year, Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), awards scholarships to students who exemplify the qualities of leadership, community service and academic excellence through its annual Kevin Armstr[...]

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  • IPSF HONORS IRVINE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT ANNUAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS

    Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), in partnership with Irvine Unified Council PTA (IUCPTA), hosted more than 150 guests at its annual Spirit of Community Awards on June 1, 2017 at Strawberry Far[...]

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  • THE ARNOLD AND MABEL BECKMAN FOUNDATION DONATES $25,000 TO IPSF

    The Irvine-based, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation recently donated $25,000 to the Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s (IPSF) to support the Irvine CubeSat STEM Program. The donation will contribu[...]

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  • JOIN THE FUN AT CAMP GALILEO PRESENTED BY IPSF

    Unleash your child’s inner innovator with Camp Galileo presented by IPSF! Week-long camps for Grades Pre-K-8 provide students with a daily mix of art, science and outdoor activities, perfect for[...]

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  • Irvine Cubesat STEM Program

    NASA SELECTS IRVINE CUBESAT STEM PROGRAM FOR FUTURE LAUNCH MISSION

    The Irvine CubeSat STEM Program has been selected as one of only 34 small satellites nationwide to participate in NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative and fly on an upcoming mission. Irvine CubeSat [...]

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  • KIA RAFFLE WINNER 

    Congratulations to Gwen Aquino, winner of IPSF’s 20th Anniversary Kia Raffle! Mrs. Aquino has been a longtime supporter of IPSF and serves as IPSF Ambassador at Alderwood Elementary. We would li[...]

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  • INSPIRING OC MOMS

    This year, OC Family magazine’s Inspiring Moms issue featured three local mothers who have something in common: They’ve all made it their mission to improve the lives of children. We are p[...]

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  • IPSF ON COX TV

    From now until the end of May, be on the lookout for a special PSA feature on our Innovative Teaching Grants on COX cable channels. We would like to thank our dedicated partner in education, Cox Commu[...]

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  • HOW TO AVOID THE DREADED SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN

    What’s Summer Brain Drain? The term defines the learning loss all youth experience when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer. Without finding ways to spark educati[...]

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  • IPSF teacher grants 2017

    IPSF SURPRISES SCHOOLS WITH INNOVATION GRANTS

    In celebration of IPSF's 20 years of impact, the foundation awarded 20 projects with over $141,000 in grant monies this year to support innovative teaching methods in schools.

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  • GO ALL IN FOR IPSF

    IPSF and Angels Baseball Foundation are teaming up for the 5th annual Aces & Athletes Poker Tournament and Charity Casino Night! This year’s Tacos, Tequila & Texas Hold ‘Em event w[...]

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  • ROUND UP FOR IPSF AT TAPS!

    TAPS Fish House & Brewery has selected IPSF as their designated charity for its Round It Up America program. This initiative provides patrons paying with a credit card the option to round up their[...]

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  • IPSF RAISES OVER $57,000 FOR IRVINE SCHOOLS AT ITS BIRTHDAY BASH & STEAM CARNIVAL!

    Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday, April 22 for our Birthday Bash and 3rd Annual STEAM Carnival at the Orange County Great Park! Over 3,500 attendees and 51 booth sponsors participated in[...]

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  • ROBOTS ARE ANYTHING BUT ELEMENTARY AT STONEGATE!

    It is so incredible to see IPSF Innovative Grants in action! We would like to thank the awesome students in Ms. Scott’s science class at Stonegate Elementary for showing us how the IPSF mega-gra[...]

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  • BRAVO HONORS CONCERT PERFORMERS

    On March 16, IPSF in partnership with IUSD hosted the 35th Annual Donald Bren Honors Concert at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. IPSF is proud to be the first organization in the county to[...]

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  • CONGRATULATIONS HOOPS CLASSIC CHAMPIONS

    Thank you to everyone who came out to cheer on your school’s team at the 14th Annual Hoops Classic Basketball Tournament! We would especially like to thank all the volunteers and coaches who hel[...]

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  • CULVERDALE INNOVATION LAB BRINGS NEXT GENERATION LEARNING TO IRVINE STUDENTS

    We are excited to share that Culverdale Elementary School has opened the doors to its new Innovation Lab powered by IPSF. The new lab was made possible by a grant from IPSF totaling $211,850. The fund[...]

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  • THANK YOU WYLAND FOUNDATION

    On March 6, students at Bonita Canyon Elementary were selected to experience the Wyland Clean Water Mobile Learning Center. The exhibit provided the students with a museum-quality science experience t[...]

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  • SUMMER ENRICHMENT ACADEMY REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 20

    Each year, IPSF offers summer classes for all students entering grades K-12. A wide range of exciting enrichment classes in subjects including STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math),[...]

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  • TOUCHDOWN WINTER BOWL

    Thank you to everyone who came out to cheer on your school’s team at the Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament! We owe a special thanks to all the volunteers and coaches who helped make this even[...]

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  • IPSF HONORS TOP 100 COMPANIES SUPPORTING IRVINE SCHOOLS

    We are excited to announce the Irvine Public Schools Foundation list of Top 100 Companies Supporting Educational Excellence in Irvine, which was recently published in the Orange County Business Journa[...]

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  • GRANTS HELP TEACHERS REACH FOR THE STARS 

    In 2016, IPSF in partnership with IUSD, helped launch the Irvine CubeSat STEM Program, which has provided teams from each high school the opportunity to assemble, test, and launch a nano-satellite int[...]

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  • cubesat press

    TOP STORIES OF THE YEAR

    Happy New Year from IPSF! As the new year begins, we reflect back on 2016 and some of our biggest stories from the year. We owe our success to the dedication of the entire community to ensure educatio[...]

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  • PARTNERS IN EDUCATION 

    Great schools don’t just happen – it takes a community dedicated to education to make a difference! Thank you to Jim Rome, critically-acclaimed sports talk show host and IPSF President[...]

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  • ACE IN NEVERLAND

    Congratulations to our ACE students at Greentree Elementary on their wonderful performance of Peter Pan! We are so proud to be able to provide extracurricular programs that allow our students to enhan[...]

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  • CONGRATULATIONS 2016 HARVEST CUP CHAMPIONS!

    On Sunday, October 16, Irvine Public Schools Foundation, in partnership with SoCal-Elite Sports, hosted the 36th Annual Harvest Cup Soccer Tournament. This year, 38 boys’ teams and 21 girls̵[...]

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  • IPSF RAISES OVER $780,000 AT ANNUAL GALA

    On October 22, IPSF celebrated 20 years of impact at the 7th annual Spirit of Excellence Gala and Auction, which honored distinguished alumni from Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) and raised over[...]

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  • IPSF’S IMPACT AT YOUR SCHOOL 

    Funds from IPSF are at work every day at all schools, impacting the over 33,000 students in IUSD. How do your donations directly impact your child? We invite you to hear what your principal has shared[...]

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  • SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE ARTS  

    On October 22, Ryan Lee, a graduating senior at Irvine High School, was awarded the inaugural IPSF Scholarship for the Arts. In addition to being a well-rounded student, Ryan displayed incredible pass[...]

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  • IPSF TURNS 20!

    Exactly 20 years ago, on October 18, 1996, Irvine Public Schools Foundation was founded. What started as a group of concerned parents wanting the best education for their children, has now evolved int[...]

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  • CUBESAT PASSES GAMMA-RAY TEST

    On September 24, Irvine CubeSat STEM Program teams visited the UCI Nuclear Reactor Facility to complete the next milestone on their journey to send their nanosatellite for space. The test exposed the [...]

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  • IR Day

    Sep 09 | Instrumental Rental Day

    Each year, IPSF rents over 2,000 high quality musical instruments at affordable prices to students in the Irvine Unified School District. Proceeds support music programs across the district.

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  • Ambassador Meeting

    Sep 15 | IPSF Ambassador Meeting

    IPSF Ambassadors serve as the liaisons between IPSF, individual school sites, and community organizations, providing ongoing communication and collaboration.

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  • Sep 19 | Max Mara Give Back Event

    Please join us at an exclusive event in celebration of South Coast Plaza’s 50th Anniversary and in support of Irvine schools!  Enjoy refreshments and sweet Italian pasticcinos, DJ, keepsake pho[...]

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  • Soul Of Korea

    Sep 24 | SOUL OF KOREA

    On September 24, 2017, the Soul of Korea will debut a captivating variety show at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The evening will be a celebration of music, dance, heritage and culture b[...]

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  • Oct 14 | 8th Annual Spirit of Excellence Gala & Auction

    On October 14, 2017, IPSF will host its 8th Annual Spirit of Excellence Gala & Auction presented by FivePoint. This year’s event will be a memorable evening celebrating excellence in educa[...]

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  • Oct 20 | Harvest Cup Soccer Tournament

    IPSF is proud to team up with local sports leagues to present the Irvine Youth Sports Tournament of Champions. Join us for the Harvest Cup on October 20-22 at OC Great Park.

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  • Nov 10 | Enrichment Day

    Enrichment Day is a full day of exciting classes for IUSD students, offered on a school holiday. This event provides students with a variety of engaging and fun subjects that may not be offered in the[...]

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  • Innovative Grants Program

    Dec 01 | Innovative Grants Program Application Deadline

    IUSD Teachers and Counselors are invited to apply for grants through the Innovative Grants Program to support innovative teaching and counseling projects to benefit their students.

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  • 21st Century Career Conference

    Dec 12 | 21st Century Career Conference

    In partnership with Google, IPSF is proud to support IUSD's 21st Century Career Conference. Select Middle School students have the opportunity to attend four break-out sessions. Students hear from a v[...]

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  • Jan 27 | Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament

    IPSF is proud to team up with local sports leagues to present the Irvine Youth Sports Tournament of Champions. Join us for the second event of the series, the Winter Bowl Flag Football Tournament, on[...]

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  • Feb 27 | IUSD Science Fair, presented by IPSF

    IPSF is proud to support the IUSD Science Fair thanks to a generous grant from Broadcom Foundation. This event provides students with the opportunity to explore interests in science and submit a proj[...]

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  • Hoops Classic

    Mar 09 | Irvine Hoops Basketball Tournament

    IPSF is proud to team up with local sports leagues to present the Irvine Youth Sports Tournament of Champions. Join us for the final event of the series, Irvine Hoops Classic Basketball Tournament, o[...]

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  • Mar 20 | IPSF Scholarship Applications Due

    IPSF offers scholarships to graduating seniors to reinforce the commitment to serving the community by providing recognition and financial support to students who are leaders in the community. Applica[...]

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  • Spirit of Excellence Gala & Auction

    8TH ANNUAL SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE GALA On October 14, 2017, IPSF will host its 8th Annual Spirit of Excellence Gala & Auction presented by FivePoint. This year’s event will be a memorable ev[...]

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  • Aces and Athletes Poker Tournament

    On Sunday, July 16, 2017, IPSF and Angels Baseball Foundation will team up to host the 5th Annual Aces & Athletes Poker charity casino night. This year’s Tacos, Tequila & Texas Hold R[...]

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  • Tee It Up Golf Tournament

    On Monday, June 5, IPSF will host the 7th Annual Tee It Up For Education Golf Tournament at Strawberry Farms! Join IPSF for a fun-filled day of golfing and networking with civic, business, and educat[...]

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