Irvine Public Schools Foundation Named 2018 Greater Irvine Chamber Nonprofit of the Year

Friday, July 20, 2018

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Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) has been named the Greater Irvine Chamber’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year.

With a mission to enrich the educational experience of each child in every school, IPSF provides programs, raises funds, and unites the Irvine community in support of educational excellence.

“Irvine Public Schools Foundation is honored to be selected as the Greater Irvine Chamber’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year. We are so proud of the work that we do in pursuit of our mission, and are grateful for the generous contributions of parents, corporate partners, and community members who make our work possible,” said Neda Eaton, president and CEO, IPSF. “Partners like the Greater Irvine Chamber are crucial in uniting the community around educational excellence. Together, we can ensure that our young people are prepared to take on the challenges of tomorrow, and become the next generation of leaders.”

IPSF is led by a team of dedicated staff who are guided by the organization’s core values of commitment, collaboration, and creativity. They were founded in 1996 by parents and community leaders with a goal of enriching the educational experience of each child in every school.  Since then, they’ve donated more than $68 million in grants, donations, and program services to the IrvineUnified School District for the benefit of the entire community.

“Irvine Public Schools Foundation has been an exemplary partner of the Chamber and has served to help advance educational opportunities that are in line with the Irvine Master Plan’s original commitment to education,” said Bryan Starr, president and CEO, Greater Irvine Chamber. “It’s an honor to recognize Irvine Public Schools Foundation as the Chamber’s 2018 Nonprofit of the Year.”

Each year, the Greater Irvine Chamber recognizes businesses and individuals in Irvine that have demonstrated the principles of community service, volunteerism, and the best traditions of good corporate citizenship. IPSF was among five recipients this year to earn esteemed honors across five categories: Business of the Year (Antis Roofing & Waterproofing), Business Philanthropist of the Year (The Irvine Company), Entrepreneur of the Year (Vincit California), Nonprofit of the Year (Irvine Public Schools Foundation), and Young Professional of the Year (Ray Ferrari, Orange County Soccer Club).


For more information on how to be considered for the Greater Irvine Chamber’s business awards, contact Jessica Welch.

Category: Chamber News, Member News, Business Achievement Awards