WG Foundation Hits High Mark: $52,000 for Schools
Academic Excellence and Cultural Enrichment at Middle and High Schools
On November 3, the Willow Glen Middle & High School Foundation hosted the 12th annual Tasting fundraiser. The event aimed high to support academic excellence and cultural enrichment at the local public middle and high schools. Thanks to generous support from our community, we’ve surpassed our ambitious $50,000 goal – through a combination of sponsorships, ticket sales, silent auction, surprise gifts, “wine pull,” and a special fund drive.
The silent auction was a huge success, with offerings that ranged from vacations in Hawaii and Arnold, to a tour of Tesla, to creative parties and live entertainment. The event featured wine and beer tasting and the always impressive array of cheeses, appetizers, and desserts; energizing live music; and plenty of socializing.
Attendees included San Jose Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews and School Board member Pam Foley; San Jose City Councilmembers Pierluigi Oliverio and Sam Liccardo; Willow Glen Middle School Principal Shannon McGee and Willow Glen High School Principal Kaia Hamilton; along with more than 300 sponsors, parents, and community members.
Founded in 2000, the Willow Glen Foundation works to develop resources and fund programs that inspire, promote, and support the academic achievement and cultural enrichment of all students. The Foundation is committed to partnering with teachers and staff to prepare students to get the most out of school, and to prepare them for a successful and productive future.