Education Foundation

 Join Hands for Education Annual Dinner Fundraiser

Here is a short video showcasing the event to enjoy:

If you were our guest, we would very much love to hear from you and your fellow guests! Please take a couple moments to provide our EFSC Event Committee with your greatly appreciated feedback. Thank you, in advance for participating. Click here:  

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Diamond Sponsors
E & J Gallo Winery
John & June Rogers


Platinum Sponsors
C.T. Brayton
G-3 Enterprises
A. L. Gilbert Company
Kiwanis of Greater Turlock International
North Modesto Kiwanis International
Modesto Subaru
Romeo Medical Clinic, Inc
Seity Health & Wellness
Sutter Health Memorial Medical Center
TETER Architects & Engineers


Gold Sponsors
Annie Benisch
Eric & Carol Benson / Lou & Kenni Friedman/O’Brien’s Market
Richard W. Coffey
Pam & Scott Denney / Nicole & David Noland
Foster Farms
Eileen Hamilton
Nicholson & Associates
Residence Inn by Marriott - Mani & Jas Grewal

Storer Transportation


Silver Sponsors
Jeff & JoDee Albritton / Dave & Deb Rowe
Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Heitlinger
Michael & Deborah Clipper
CSU Stanislaus
El Rio Memory Care

Don & Kathy Davis (2)
F & M Bank
Fiscalini Farm & Cheese Company
Heath Flora for Assembly of 2020
Gallo Center for the Arts
Robert Half International
Dannis Woliver Kelley
Scott & Alison Kuykendall (2)
Mike & Megan Lowery
Jason & Catherine Maggard
Modesto Junior College
Donna Pierce
Pete & Charlie Rodgers
Dave & Kim A. Rose
John & Mary Ann Sanders / Chad & Cheryl Brown
Thomas Solomon & Elena Frailing
Lisa Tiwater
UC Merced
Umpqua Bank
Vandemark Family Dentistry & Orthodontics
Yosemite Community College District
Hilary & Rodney Zwahlen


Bronze Table Sponsor

Frank & Marie Assali

Dr. Amin & Christine Ashrafzadeh
David & Judy Boring / Jayme & Cynthia Fenech
Sheriff Jeff Dirkse

Dot Foods
Tony & Sarah Grantano
Modesto Irrigation District


Table of Honors

Fred & Susan Rich

TETER Architects & Engineering


In-Kind Event Sponsors
Cost Less Food Company
Dust Bowl Brewing Company
E & J Gallo Winery
Fiscallini Farms & Cheese Company
Pat McGuire
Nothing Bundt Cakes
O’Brien’s Market
Redwood Cafe
Stanislaus County Office of Education


The Education Foundation supports students throughout Stanislaus County. Since its inception in 2002 the Education Foundation has positively impacted more than 180,000 students. The Foundation supports the Youth Entertainment Stage (YES) Co, Student Events, and Outdoor Education Programs. These programs expose students to experiences beyond their neighborhoods and promote excellence in education. This year, due to participation in the Community Brunch, the Foundation will also support additional educational programs, reaching even more students in Stanislaus County.




Click Here to view: 2018 Report to the Community (Published in the Modesto Bee May 4, 2018)

Contact Us

1100 H Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Mission Statement

Mission Statement 

The Mission of the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County is to link businesses, individuals and civic organizations to Stanislaus County student enrichment programs that enhance self-esteem, achieve academic excellence, promote teamwork and good citizenship, and increase community support for education.

The strong support the Foundation receives from community members is encouraging.  Each year, more than 17,500 students participate in activities sponsored by the Ed Foundation, which is supported through donation and volunteer help. Sustained through donations from generous community donors, the Education Foundation dispersed over $100,000 to fund student programs in Stanislaus County.


Why Get Involved?

Today's students are tomorrow's leaders. They will emerge as representatives of their communities and make decisions based on their experiences. In order to strengthen the future of Stanislaus County, its current students must be nurtured and encouraged. The programs supported by the Foundation are designed to enhance and acknowledge the skills and abilities of Stanislaus County youth.

Key Contacts

Kathy Hobby

Fund Development Specialist