The Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) has announced the re-establishment of the RUSD Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that supports student success by securing resources to enhance the district’s mission of providing engaging, innovative, and equitable learning experiences.
The RUSD Foundation is led by a board of directors consisting of business leaders and community members, including Dayne Brassard, CEO of Tilden Coil; Virginia Blumenthal, CEO of Blumenthal Law Offices; Matthew Webb, CEO of Albert A Webb Associates; Tom Podgorski, CEO of CAtrs Teachers Retirement Services & Investment Advisor; and RUSD Superintendent Renee Hill.
To support the Foundation’s mission, resources will be developed to enhance educational opportunities that promote student learning and staff development. These resources will be made possible through the support of the community, including alumni of RUSD, who are encouraged to share their stories, volunteer, and donate through the Foundation’s website at www.riversideunified.org/foundation.
The Foundation has recently hired Ms. Knea Hawley as its director. She brings 10 years of fundraising knowledge from her work as vice president of development with the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio. Ms. Hawley has demonstrated her expertise at RUSD and has become quite familiar with the communities of the Inland Empire.
With the re-establishment of the RUSD Foundation, the district will continue to carry out its mission and focus on providing engaging, innovative, and equitable learning experiences for all students.