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Educational Foundation

About the Foundation

The Hanford Elementary School District Foundation, Inc. was organized in 2004 as a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation for educational and charitable purposes.

Our purpose is to promote education excellence and strengthen community participation in the Hanford Elementary Public Schools.

The Foundation focuses support on the following objectives:

  • Enhancing learning opportunities for students
  • Encouraging creative and innovative education programs
  • Recognizing and supporting teachers and support staff
  • Promoting greater parent involvement
  • Promoting HESD in the community and encouraging private sector involvement

Thus building a greater sense of community and a more vibrant workforce.


The Foundation seeks to fund programs and projects not affordable through public funds to provide enhanced learning opportunities for students. Contributions will help support a number of programs such as:

  • After-school Programs
  • Science and Technology Programs
  • Student Assistance Programs
  • Music and Arts Education
  • Science, Environmental and Agricultural Education
  • Athletics
  • Student Empowerment and Leadership

Tax Exempt Status - 501 (c) (3)
The Foundation has received tax-exempt status in accordance with Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations to the HESD Foundation, Inc. are tax deductible and will directly benefit the students in our schools

"I believe that every child is a child of promise, and that all of us - working together as concerned citizens, as caring communities - all of us can give young people the tools to accomplish and goal or task they decide upon."

Mrs. Alma Powell, Co-Chair
America's Promise

"...when schools succeed, the benefits of educated Californians' contributions to economic prosperity and the quality of life in their families and regions have an exponential impact."

Milton Chen, PhD., Executive Director
The George Lucas
Educational Center


  • Make Children A Priority
  • Invest in Learning Opportunities
  • Expect More of Young People

Carol Whiteside, President
Great Valley Center Foundation

Educational Foundation

Robert Garcia, HESD Board Representative
Dr. Paul J. Terry, Retired Superintendent
Buzz Felleke, Local Business Owner
Nancy White, Retired CBO
Joy Gabler, HESD Superintendent

Griswold, Lasalle, Cobb, Dowd & Gin, LLP
Attorneys at Law
Mackey & Mackey Insurance Agency
Martin C. Garcia
Accountancy Corporation

Jeff Garner, President
Tim Revious, Vice President
Bobby Garcia, Trustee
Lupe Hernandez, Clerk
Greg Strickland, Trustee