IPSF Ranked Number 1 in California by Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations 2017
Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), a nonprofit organization focused on enriching the educational experience of each child in every school in Irvine Unified School District (IUSD), has been ranked the number three foundation in the nation, and number one in California, by Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations. The nation’s only annual study and ranking of K-12 education foundations was recently released, showing the large impact that local communities led by business leaders make on public education. The study – in its fourth year – is conducted by the nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank The Caruthers Institute (formerly dewey & associates). To view the 2017 study, visit www.caruthers.institute.
“We are honored to be recognized as a top performing educational nonprofit as it is a true reflection of the incredible dedication of our community and corporate partners to provide educational excellence to all students in Irvine,” said Neda Eaton, President and CEO of Irvine Public Schools Foundation. “Without their support, we would not be able to provide over $5.5 million in grants, donations, and program support annually to ensure that the 34,000 students in IUSD have access to more teachers and robust programs, including music and STEM.”