President’s Message

April 2018

 Message from the President

The 14th Annual Service to Education Gala with the theme “Dream in Gold” was held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Los Angeles/San Gabriel Hilton. We had over 465 in attendance to celebrate and honor our outstanding honorees. The night was filled with excitement and fun, especially when the live auction bidding started for the adorable 10 week-old Golden Doodle puppy. When the bidding was between two people, a surprise second puppy was brought out and both lucky winners went home very happy. I want to thank all our Corporate Sponsors and attendees who made this evening a huge success.

I also want to thank all of you who supported our Spring Fund Drive this past month. Every elementary school participated and we are grateful to our teachers, office managers and administrators who assisted with the campaign. Monies raised from the campaign will be used to sustain our music initiative in our elementary schools.

We were notified by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) that AEF received a grant to support our Music & More Campaign. Each year, PSHA awards gifts and grants to non-profit organizations to support their efforts in the community. Please support PSHA by visiting the Showcase House from April 22nd to May 20th, 2018. The link for tickets is

On behalf of the Board of Directors and students of the District, thank you for your continued support!

Stephen R. Perry