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Woodland Schools Foundation elects new officers

Courtesy article
• Thursday, July 18, 2013

Courtesy article from the Woodland Record, Thursday, July 18, 2013

After each investing more than a decade into building the Woodland Schools Foundation, its two longest serving officers are stepping down from their positions. Although Tania Garcia-Cadena will no longer be president, she has agreed to stay on as vice president to advise new president Kathy Aukes. During her eleven-year presidency, Garcia-Cadena led the transformation of a small grant-giving organization, originally called the Apple Tree Foundation, into a vibrant non-profit that distributed nearly $75,000 to local public schools last year.

“Having served as the long-time president of the Woodland Schools Foundation, I am excited to have Kathy Aukes step up to lead this amazing group of community volunteers, as we continue to raise funds to support the students and staff of Woodland Joint Unified School District,” said Garcia-Cadena. Aukes has served on the foundation board for four years and helped plan both Country 4 Coaches concerts and all three Burgers & Brew fundraisers. She owns National Town & Valley Properties Inc., and her four sons have graduated from Pioneer High School.

$12.5K raised during Woodland's Burgers & Brew

By Democrat staff
Created:   03/23/2013 12:31:03 AM PDT

Several hundred burgers, beers and more than a few cases of wine brought together supporters of the Woodland Schools Foundation Thursday, March 22.

Around 245 tickets were sold and the event raised an estimated $12,500, according to sponsors. In 2012, there was $16,000 raised, much of it used to fund noon yard duty stipends at Woodland elementary schools.

WSF raises $58,000 for district programs

The Woodland Schools Foundation presented two checks to the Board of Trustees for Woodland Joint Unified School District on Thursday, October 11, 2012 for a combined amount of $58,000.

Funds in the amount of $42,000 support coaching stipends in grades 7-12 and a second check in the amount of $16,000 supports noon duty stipends at the elementary level.

The WSF board is comprised of volunteers and 100% of funds go directly to programs that benefit students in the Woodland Joint Unified School District.

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