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Over 3,500 Community Members Celebrated IPSF’s 20 Years of Impact at the STEAM Carnival

Thursday, May 04, 2017

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On Saturday, April 22, Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) hosted over 3,500 community members at its 20th Birthday Bash in conjunction with the 3rd Annual STEAM Carnival at the Orange County Great Park.

Over 50 booth sponsors participated in this creative twist on the traditional carnival, providing children of all ages with fun, hands-on activities in an interactive atmosphere to spark their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

This year’s activities included building IP Packet Racers with Cox Communications, Life Size Human Foosball by Waste Management, and a virtual reality station by Eon Reality, to name a few. There was also plenty for adults too, including a “Cheers to 20 Years” beer and wine garden featuring craft beer from TAPS Fish House & Brewery, wines by Bianchi and ONE HOPE, and delectable food tastings from Luna Grill and the newly-opened Texas de Brazil restaurant. Guests also enjoyed live musical performances by The Brevet, Island Apollo, and The Young Americans.

IPSF’s mission is to enrich the educational experience of each child in every school by providing programs, raising funds, and uniting the community in support of educational excellence.

“What started as a group of concerned parents wanting the best, well-rounded education for their children has now evolved into one of the leading educational foundations in the nation,” said Neda Eaton, President and CEO of Irvine Public Schools Foundation. “Over the past 20 years, IPSF has proudly contributed over 63 million in programs and funds to support education in Irvine, and it’s so incredible to bring the community together to celebrate this milestone.”

The event raised over $57,000 to benefit Irvine Unified School District.

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