CUSD Foundation Events
October 13, 2012
The CARE Foundation held it’s first ever district wide 5K and 10K Run to support the children in our educational community. The foundation is looking to make this an annual event that will help the foundation support its mission for district wide education.
The event was supported by a number of Orange County businesses. Capistrano Toyota provided the foundation with a Title level sponsorship for run and Whole Foods, Microsoft, Microsemi, Cox Communications and several other local contributors backed them up with both dollar and in-kind donations.
The race was held on October 13, 2012 on the county trails near Aliso Viejo Middle School. Runners from all over Orange County participated with MicroSemi bringing approximately 76 runners and the We Rock Youth Running Club bring another approximately 100 runners to the event. Total runners topped out around 400.
District celebrities’ runners such as Board of Trustee Member Lynn Hatton and Superintendent Dr. Joseph Farley could be seen running the course in support of the CARE4KIDS Run.
Principal Curt Visca ensured a good time was had by all runners and participates and we hope he will return next year to cheer on the field and announce the race.
Runners received a race bag, T-shirt and finishing medals as part of completing their run.
Overall the event was a great success and everyone involved is looking forward to an even bigger and better race targeted for January 2013-2014 school year.
Please contact the foundation if you would like to participate in the 2013 and 2014 event. There is room on various race committees as well as a tremendous need for both parent and student volunteers both before and the day of the race.
Southern California Edison and CARE Foundation
On Saturday, April 28th, Southern California Edison (SCE) and the CARE Foundation proudly hosted their third annual tour of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). Over 100 junior and senior high school students, along with some parents and Boy Scouts, spent the day touring the SONGS education building while attending four intriguing workshops on how nuclear power and the plant operates.
The morning was kicked off by a welcome by CARE Foundation President, Larney Fowler, and CARE Board Member and SCE Representative, Barbara Culverhouse. The students were then broken up into four groups and led through the educational sessions that included: Nuclear Generation/SONGS Overview, Radiation, Control Room Simulator and the Mechanical Lab. The kids eagerly took notes and answered brief quizzes at the end of each session. The day concluded by the entire group enjoying a barbecue lunch from Bad to the Bone.
Thank you to SCE, SONGS and the CARE Foundation for sponsoring this engaging event. Interested students can sign up for next year’s trip through the CARE Foundation.
"Taste For Education "
An Evening of Food and Wine
On Thursday October 13th, CARE Foundation in partnership with Capistrano Toyota gave away a 2011 Prius at their 7th annual “Taste For Education” event. The lucky winner of the new car was Steve Scholl. Congratulations!!
Roger Hogan and his wife Cathy hosted the event at Capistrano Toyota located in the city o San Juan Capistrano. They were both honored by Supervisor Pat Bates with a Proclamation of Service for their leadership in philanthropic giving to not only the CARE Foundation but also other charities throughout Orange County. “Roger Hogan stated, “ The last few years have been difficult and we feel it important to step up and do tour part and education is our future”.
The attendees were also treated incredible food, wine tasting, and entertainment provided by the outstanding contributors below:
Brio Tuscany Grill ..................... Dana Point
Sundried Tomato ........................San Juan Capistrano
Chronic Taco ............................... Dana Point
El Torito Grill................................. Dan Point Harbor
Donna B’s Cookies..................... Laguna Niguel
Ricardo’s Place.............................San Juan Capistrano
Montana Ed's Premium Chili...... Laguna Niguel
Southern Wine & Spirits
Tesoro Chamber Orchestra
Aliso Niguel HS String Quartet
Onxy String Quartet –Dana Hills HS
Silhouettes by Darci Herbold
The event would not have been the same without your support and donations. Thank You!!
The total combined sales and corporate donations/sponsors for this event is in excess of $70,000.
Also sponsored by:
CARE Foundation and
Southern California Edison Company
Alternative Energy Workshop
Thank you to our Sponsors:
The CARE Foundation hosted its Spring 2011 Alternative Energy Workshop, presented by Southern California Edison at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), on Saturday, May 14. Over 100 students, teachers, business leaders, community members and friends attended this exclusive event and got an inside look at the exciting SONGS facility during a day to remember filled with fun and food.
This workshop involved speakers on alternative energy and power issues with a focus on near term solutions. As part of its Technology Initiative, the CARE Foundation hopes to inspire students to learn more about science and technology through various events focused on these industries. The event was also sponsored by the University of California, Irvine; Internet Marketing Association; Patriots Federal Credit Union; and Sundried Tomato, whose contributions allowed students to attend for free and travel via bus to the event.
The event featured multiple breakout sessions: Speakers Dan Cleavenger and Chris Abel from Southern California Edison discussed nuclear energy; Nicholas Voelpel, also from Southern California Edison, spoke on electric vehicles; and Dr. Tim Brown, from UC Irvine's Advanced Power and Energy Program, spoke on the future of energy. Guests also toured the SONGS mechanical laboratory where they received hands-on demonstrations of the mechanical equipment used at SONGS, as well as an in-depth radiation shielding demonstration
The 17th Annual CARE Foundation Golf Classic
Our 17th Annual Golf Classic was held, once again, at the El Niguel Country Club on Monday, November 8th. Nearly eighty golfers participated in this year’s tournament on a beautiful, sunny day. Golfers arrived at the country club where tables full of raffle prizes were displayed. While golfing, participants enjoyed complimentary food and beverages throughout the course from Savannah Chop House / Laguna Niguel, Brio Tuscany Grill/ Monarch Beach, Ruby's Diner / San Juan Capistrano, Sundried Tomatoe Cafe / San Juan Cpaistrano and Donna B’s Bakery / Laguna Niguel. A buffet dinner in the club house followed golf, with the always-entertaining Curt Visca serving as emcee and auctioneer for the live and silent auctions, which included items from The Resort at Pelican Hill, a ride on the Goodyear Blimp, and a catered Newport Beach Harbor Cruise. Net proceeds of the event totaled over $18,000 and will benefit students throughout CUSD. To view photos by click the following: GOLF 2010 photos.
Thank you to all our sponsors.
Teacher of the Year Celebration
One of the ways that the CARE Foundation honors the tireless efforts of our educators is through the annual “Teacher of the Year” celebration held every April. The CARE Foundation is a major sponsor of the Teacher of the Year Celebration.