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Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s 5th Annual Top 100 Reception Honors Companies that Helped Raise $3 Million for Irvine Schools

Thursday, February 08, 2018

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Greater Irvine Chamber partner member Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF), a leading educational nonprofit organization focused on enriching the educational experience of each child in every school, hosted its 5th annual Top 100 Reception on Feb. 6 at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach. The list of Top 100 companies were honored for their commitment to excellence in education by supporting IPSF’s mission. Greater Irvine Chamber is among these socially responsible organizations are investing in Orange County's future by ensuring local youth have access to educational resources that will enhance their academic and future success.

top 100 companies certificate“We are proud to live in a professionally diverse community that allows us to build rich partnerships with companies across many industries. With their support, we are able to fulfill our vision of providing students with opportunities that prepare them for the future workforce,” explains Neda Eaton, President and CEO of IPSF. “These partnerships have provided a foundation for IPSF to fund grants that allow teachers to bring new, innovative curriculum to the classroom, build maker spaces to foster creativity and collaboration, and bring the Irvine CubeSat STEM Program to every high schools in Irvine.”

“Programs such as the Irvine CubeSat STEM Program are shining examples of the dedication and collective effort that has enabled Irvine schools to excel, setting the bar for educational innovation in Irvine as we move into the future. Our Partnership with the Irvine Public Schools Foundation advances the Chamber’s goal of ensuring highly-skilled, 21st-century workforce for Irvine’s future,” said Bryan Starr, president and CEO of the Greater Irvine Chamber. “We are proud to support IPSF, and I encourage everyone that has a stake in Irvine’s continued prosperity to join in the effort.”

Companies represented on IPSF's Top 100 List include global brands such as Google, Maruchan, and Kia Motors, as well as some of Orange County's most influential corporations, including DCI Engineers, Microsemi, FivePoint and Ingersoll Rand/Trane.

Corporate giving to IPSF last year, including the generous City of Irvine Challenge Match Grant funds, totaled more than $3 million. IPSF was recently ranked #3 in the nation and #1 in California amongst K-12 education foundations by Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations. The nation’s only annual study and ranking of K-12 education foundations, reflects the large impact that local communities led by business leaders make on public education.

certificate presentation

Mayor Wagner presented IPSF with a certificate of
recognition for being ranked #3 in the nation and
#1 in California amongst K-12 education foundations
by Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations.

For a full list of the IPSF Top 100 businesses, visit

About Irvine Public Schools Foundation
Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is a nonprofit organization with the mission of enriching the educational experience of each child in every school. Founded in 1996 by concerned parents and community leaders, IPSF sponsors enrichment programs and provides financial support to ensure a world-class education in Irvine schools. In addition, IPSF excels at uniting local corporate and community partners, parents and residents in raising funds to nurture student potential. Each year, IPSF provides millions in funding to Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) to support STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education, small-group learning, after-school and summer programs, grants for classroom innovation, and support for athletic trainers and school nurses. For more information about IPSF, visit


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