LGEF raises essential funds that ensure the children of Los Gatos Union school district receive high-quality programs and resources vital to their education.
Los Gatos schools receive less per student from the state and federal government than other, similar districts. LGEF helps “fill the gap” with over $500,000 per year in programs that educate the whole child. LGEF funded programs for 2016-2017 include art, music, counseling and hand-on science.
See the complete LGEF Vision, Mission and Values.
LGEF started collecting donations in 1983 in response to a state budget crisis which threatened sudden cuts in teaching staff. Since it's founding LGEF has contributed over $10 million to Los Gatos schools.
Today Los Gatos Education Foundation (LGEF) is a volunteer-run, 501c3 non-profit organization that raises private funds through our annual giving campaigns to support the students of Los Gatos Union School District.
The LGEF board
The LGEF board are Los Gatos parent volunteers who care about ensuring the highest quality education for our children.
Meet the LGEF Board Members
LGEF Campus Captains are YOUR representatives to LGEF. They organize events, raise funds, and reach out to take suggestions and answer questions about the foundation.
Meet the LGEF Campus Captains
We need you!
We welcome new board members and volunteers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let's talk about what interests you.
Want to attend an LGEF board meeting?
You are welcome to drop in on our board meetings.
LGEF board meeting schedule
Los Gatos students benefit greatly from the generosity of our local and bay area LGEF Business Partners.
Home & School Clubs
LGEF works closely with our outstanding Home & School Clubs for Blossom Hill, Daves Avenue, RJ Fisher, Lexington, and Van Meter to raise funds and enhance our children's education.
LGUSD Superintendent and Board of Trustees
We are grateful for the full, ongoing support of the Los Gatos Union School District Superintendent and members of the Board of Trustees who attend LGEF board meetings and assist us in setting our direction.