Great news for SMMUSD! It is good timing as the school district was facing severe cuts in very important programs!!
SMMUSD HDQTRS – The Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation announced a $4.8 million estate gift at the Board of Education meeting Thursday night that will support music education for disadvantaged youth and give a jumpstart to the new districtwide fundraising policy.
The donation – the largest in the Education Foundation’s 30-year history – came from the estate of Peggy Bergmann.
Half will be used to establish an arts endowment called the Peggy Bergmann Arts Endowment Fund to provide semi-private music instruction and purchase musical instruments for economically-disadvantaged youth…