IPSF Named 2018 Nonprofit of the Year By Greater Irvine ChamberJune 20, 2018
We are excited to share that Irvine Public Schools Foundation has been named the Greater Irvine Chamber’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year. In front of a record 450 guests, IPSF was formally recognized during Celebrate Irvine, hosted by the Chamber in partnership with the City of Irvine, on June 20 at Hotel Irvine.
“Irvine Public Schools Foundation is honored to be selected as Nonprofit of the Year. We are so proud of the work that we do in pursuit of our mission to enrich the educational experience of each child in every school here in Irvine, and are grateful for the generous contributions of parents, corporate partners, and community members who make our work possible,” said Neda Eaton, president and CEO, IPSF. “This has been another amazing year for IPSF, and we could not do it without the entire community united around educational excellence. Together, we can ensure that our young people are prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow, and become the next generation of leaders.”
IPSF is led by a team of dedicated staff who are guided by the organization’s core values of commitment, collaboration, and creativity. They were founded in 1996 by parents and community leaders with a goal of enriching the educational experience of each child in every school. Since then they’ve donated more than $68 million in grants, donations, and program services to the Irvine Unified School District for the benefit of the entire community.
Each year, the Greater Irvine Chamber recognizes businesses and individuals in Irvine that have demonstrated the principles of community service, volunteerism, and the best traditions of good corporate citizenship. IPSF was among five recipients this year to earn esteemed honors across five categories: Business of the Year (Antis Roofing & Waterproofing), Business Philanthropist of the Year (The Irvine Company), Entrepreneur of the Year (Vincit California), Nonprofit of the Year (Irvine Public Schools Foundation), and Young Professional of the Year (Ray Ferrari, Orange County Soccer Club).
“Irvine Public Schools Foundation has been an exemplary partner of the Chamber and has served to help advance educational opportunities that are in line with the Irvine Master Plan’s original commitment to education,” said Bryan Starr, president and CEO of the Greater Irvine Chamber. “It’s an honor to recognize Irvine Public Schools Foundation as the Chamber’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year.”