Bank Donates to Support Education

Alameda Education Foundation &nbsp&nbsp A Love Elementary School second-grader busies herself with distance learning.  A generous donation to the Alameda Education Foundation from the Bank of Marin helps ensure equitable access to distance learning during the pandemic.

Bank Donates to Support Education

Bank of Marin has donated $50,000 to the Alameda Education Foundation (AEF) to help support Alameda public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The pandemic has brought to the forefront inequities in our education system that have existed for far too long,” said Russell A. Colombo, Bank of Marin president and CEO. “It is incumbent on us as a community to come together and ensure equitable access to remote learning so that all students can receive the education they deserve.”

The Alameda Education Foundation will use the donation to launch its Teacher Impact Grant fund.

“This year is full of unknowns,” said AEF Executive Director Vicki Sedlack. “We wanted to create a resource to support Alameda Unified School District teachers.”

Teacher impact grants are a major component of AEF’s Equipped 4 Success Reimagined program. Other components of the program include providing school supply kits for virtual classrooms, supporting technology access, sponsoring a mental health care coordination service and purchasing culturally responsive resources for teachers. More information may be found at here.

AEF relies on the generosity of the community to fill in the gaps and make sure our children have the educational opportunities they need to grow and thrive. Consider a tax-deductible donation today to support student success.