The Redondo Beach Educational Foundation was formed in 1991 by a group of concerned parents and community leaders. They realized that an excellent school system could not rely on state funding alone and set out on a mission to lift the level of education for all Redondo Beach students. With an all-volunteer staff, RBEF was able to increase annual funds raised each year. Poised to reach the million dollar mark in 2012, RBEF brought on its first staff member, Dr. Danielle Allphin, as a part-time Executive Director to assist the volunteer board and maximize the organization's growth and potential. In 2014 and in 2015, RBEF raised over a million dollars and is now assisted by its part-time Executive Director, Kristen Byard. RBEF continues to Raise the Tide with community-based fundraising that brings much-needed financial support to each Redondo Beach public school.
Our fund-raising efforts have a deeper impact than many people realize. For the 2015-2016 school year, we will be giving approximately $850,000 to support the district in providing invaluable opportunities for students in science, music, arts, sports, math and college preparation. These funds will sustain programs that were implemented starting back in the 2011-12 school year, as well as for new programs for the changing curriculum, that continue to bring value to the educations of the Redondo Beach students. Children are born learners and thrive in an environment where they can connect with each other, their teachers, and their school communities and schools have the right resources for teaching and learning. We want to continue our mission but need your support more than ever before. Please help us by donating and joining RBEF's efforts to Raise the Tide for all children in RBUSD.