Castro Valley Educational Foundation and Save Our Schools Castro Valley! Announce Merger

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Contact: Steve Ontiveros

Castro Valley, May 8, 2013:  The Castro Valley Educational Foundation (CVEF) and Save Our Schools Castro Valley! (SOSCV!) today announced their merger to unify and strengthen the efforts and talents of these two outstanding  Castro Valley organizations that support the students and staff of the Castro Valley Unified School District.

“The Castro Valley Educational Foundation has a long history of promoting excellence in the public education of students in Castro Valley Unified. As a result of this merger, the new organization will be stronger and more able to meet the changing fiscal and educational demands of our time,” said CVEF President Rita Mateo.

“The mission that SOSCV! was founded to pursue still needs our energy and attention. Although funding sources for schools have improved, many of the programs that were cut in recent years have not been reinstated. As a community we still need to take an active role in supporting district-wide educational programs.  Feeling that we can get more done working together than separately, our merger with the Castro Valley Educational Foundation will enhance our ability to save, restore and improve important programs that benefit our students,” said SOSCV! President Steve Ontiveros

The two organizations have developed a new Mission Statement:

To promote and enhance educational excellence
in the Castro Valley Unified School District.

The name will remain Castro Valley Educational Foundation, but the spirit and mission of Save Our Schools Castro Valley! will be deeply embedded within the new mission statement and new by-laws.  Later in May, the two organizations will hold a special election for the Board of Directors.

From saving elementary track and the 4th grade choral music program to student scholarships and teacher mini-grants, the New Castro Valley Educational Foundation is pleased to continue promoting and enhancing educational excellence in the Castro Valley Unified School District.

Favorite events like the upcoming Merrill Lynch Charity Golf Tournament on May 31st at Willow Park, the Dynamic Dinner, TIP$ for Education, Summer Academic Foundation Classes, the Science Festival, the Poetry & Art Show, the School Matters Writing Contest, and lecture series will only be made stronger by these two organizations coming together as one.

Castro Valley Unified School District Board President Jo Loss added, “Once again, we see that the Castro Valley community has made an important commitment to the children of Castro Valley.  Castro Valley schools have greatly benefited from the many varied contributions from CVEF and SOSCV! over the years and their restructuring will strengthen their support network.  We thank them for their ongoing efforts to enhance the education of Castro Valley's children.”

For more information about the merge, contact Steve Ontiveros at 510-223-1285 or Rita Mateo at 510-397-4095

Tickets to the May 31st CVEF / Merrill Lynch Golf Tournament are on sale now. Visit to donate.

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