Celebrating 10 Years of Food for Thought
On April 28th, the Glendora Education Foundation will celebrate its tenth annual Food for Thought gala and fundraiser.
A decade ago, this event began as a fun way to get the community involved in addressing the State’s education budget cuts. Because of the cuts, Glendora Unified School District was faced with teacher layoffs, library closures, program terminations, and class size increases. Thus, Food for Thought’s humble beginnings were born! About 75 people congregated, 15-20 auction items were procured from the community, and Art Ludwick, the local illustrious auctioneer, worked his magic. A special highlight of the evening was Van Halen celebrity Michael Anthony, who not only attended the event, but also donated two signed guitars.
Ten years later, Food for Thought draws close to 400 enthusiastic attendees, and the live and silent auctions have raised a total of over $1,000,000. Art Ludwick continues to be the awesome auctioneer, but everything else has evolved. Fantastic food is provided by a variety of local eateries; entertainment is delivered by both GHS and the Citrus Jazz Band; there are over 120 alluring auction items; and the evening has become one of Glendora’s social highpoints. Now, as the State has readjusted its education budget, fundraising efforts will focus on moving Glendora’s classrooms into the 21st Century.
Ten years of Food for Thought have been made possible by Glendora’s generous community, including the big-hearted citizens who allow the event to take place at their homes; the community members and businesses who donate their time, talents and amazing auction items; and the passionate attendees who come together to make Glendora’s education the best it can be. Please join the Glendora Education Foundation on April 28th for the 10th annual Food for Thought, which promises to be the most exciting event yet!
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.GlendoraEdFoundation.org/FFT17