Our Vision, Mission & Purpose
The Race for Education is the only district-wide fund-raising event that brings together runners, joggers, and walkers from all age groups and backgrounds to support Napa schools.We had over 600 registered participants in our inaugural run last year. Many of last year’s generous sponsors are once again looking forward to supporting our cause this year.
We have completed one of the most successful years in the history of the NVEF and look forward to embracing 2012 with great expectations. In 2011 we benefited from proceeds of the very successful Inaugural Race for Education, we raised $85,000 in less than three months sustaining the elementary music programs in our schools, and hosted successful events with our Rally for Education and the fabulous Taste for Knowledge Gala.
In early 2012 we will once more support teachers district wide through our Teacher Grant program; the longest running program of the NVEF supporting every school in the NVUSD for nearly three decades giving more that 1.5 million dollars. Two programs that are building steam for the NVEF are the Napa Valley Writing Project and the Middle School Leadership Programs. Each of these programs allows young learners to expand into an extra curricular activity to help in expanding the scope of learning for our local youth. It takes a community to build a solid foundation for our youth and the Napa Valley Education Foundation has proven to be a solid part of the education structure.