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Special Events & Fund-Raisers

The Healdsburg Education Foundation is fortunate to serve as the beneficiary when partnering with existing organizations on special events and fund-raisers. 

Given HEF’s capacity, at present, the organization does not “produce, conduct, or sponsor” fundraising events.  HEF can, following an agreement with the producing organization, co-market events, send a representative to events, and give thanks for the donation publicly and in the media to the sponsoring organization once received. 

Most recently, Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites hosted a tasting event at their beautiful hotel, where each Suite featured a HEF sponsered program and guests were able to speak with teachers and see the wonderful projects on which students had been working. Proceeds from ticket sales to this event went towards fulfilling our fundraising goals for our top funding priorities

The Healdsburg Education Foundation welcomes inquiries and proposals from prospective partner organizations on mutually beneficial special events or other fund-raising activities. Please contact HEF at (707) 433-1223 or email Joaquin Blanco-Pelucarte, joaquin@hefschools.com to set up a meeting. 

Upcoming Events

Come Celebrate our Schools!

As part of our Annual Fund campaign,  the Healdsburg Education Foundation is hosting a week of tour opportunities for our community.

In conjunction with the Healdsburg Unified School District and our teachers, community members have an opportunity to visit classrooms Pre-K through 12th grade in order to observe student learning and success.

Tours are limited in length to one hour or less and they are limited in size to the first 8 to RSVP. Please click on the form link below in order to reserve your space.

Sign up for a Tour

To use this form, simply click on the box next to the tour you wish to attend. You may choose more than one tour. Please fill out your name, email address and

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#Giving Tuesday is Almost Here

On December 1st the Healdsburg Education Foundation is participating in a national day of generosity!

PLEASE JOIN US FOR #GIVING TUESDAY and be a part of a world-wide movement to inspire less commercialism more generosity during the holiday season.

The great news is that every gift we receive through our online donation page will earn a matching percentage from our partner, Network for Good. Network for good will also award additional funds to the three organizations who generate the largest number of new recurring donors on Tuesday, December 1st.

Support Our Students and Our Schools!

Through your generosity HEF can continue to fund:
K-12 Art and Enrichment Classes
Career Prep and Readiness
Accelerated English
The Pastios Program

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Healdsburg Elementary Library Receiving a Much-needed Update

The Healdsburg Education Foundation (HEF) is raising funds to bring the Healdsburg Elementary School (HES) library into the 21st Century. Following previous renovations of the Healdsburg High School and Jr. High School libraries, HEF is capitalizing on its strong partnership with the Healdsburg Unified School District (HUSD) and our generous community to bring much-needed modernization to the Healdsburg Elementary Library. HEF will supply $85,000 to transform the space into a dynamic, multi-functional “Learning Commons.” The library will undergo substantial physical renovations, including new carpet, paint and lighting and a full technology upgrade. Furnishings will include a whiteboard wall and movable, comfortable furniture that is flexible and easy to re-configure to create a collaborative and participatory learning environment for Healdsburg’s youngest students.

As HES Principal

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Press Democrat Features Healdsburg’s “Listening for a Change” Program

Healdsburg’s students are learning a host of valuable life skills through the program “Listening for a Change,” an important component of the Freshman Seminar class at Healdsburg High School and the 8th Grade Avid Program.

The mission of “Listening for a  Change”  is:

To promote understanding and acceptance
of human diversity, through education, oral history, and the

Recently the Press Democrat highlighted the program in the article linked below.


Students receive training on interview techniques, take responsibility for selecting interview subjects and conduct the interviews. When subjects come into the classroom they are interviewed by a panel of students, one student acting as facilitator for a panel of questioners. The interviews are filmed and edited by the High School digital media class. Once completed, the interviews

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Inaugural Healdsburg Wine Auction

The date is set and preparations are already underway for the First Annual Healdsburg Wine Auction benefiting the Healdsburg Education Foundation.

The Auction will feature a Farm To Fork event featuring collector wines, gourmet food, and unique live auction items. Save the date for October 5, 2013, at Soda Rock Winery.

More info at www.healdsburgwineauction.com and on the auction flier

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Annual Healdsburg Homes Tour Sponsored by AAUW

Each year local homes of historic or architectural interest are opened to the public for self-guided tours featuring knowledgeable docents in each home. Funds raised from ticket sales are used to support Healdsburg area public schools and scholarships. This event is sponsored by American Association of University Women, Healdsburg Branch (AAUW;www.healdsburgaauw.com). AAUW is pleased and proud to support HEF through contributions to their programs.

Each year seven of Healdsburg’s lovely homes and gardens will be showcased. The homes on the tour are within walking distance of Healdsburg Plaza. Docents will be on hand to answer questions, and refreshments will be served at one of the homes.

Historic Healdsburg Homes Tour on Facebook:  | Healdsburg

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The Healdsburg Education Foundation Receives $15,000 Arts Grant through the Community Foundation Sonoma County and the James Miller Endowment Fund

The Healdsburg Education Foundation (HEF) is happy to announce that thanks to $15,000 in grants made through the Community Foundation Sonoma County and the James Miller Endowment Fund, the elementary music program at Healdsburg public schools will continue to thrive this school year. The funds will be used to support beginning band for 5th graders and music classes for elementary

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$10,000 Donation from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for this years K-5 Enrichment Program

HEF was delighted to receive a $10,000 gift from the AAUW to fund Hands-on Science for K-5 graders, one of the core classes of Healdsburg ‘s elementary Enrichment Program.
This is the AAUW’ s first gift to this wonderful program. In recent years this group of generous donors have supported many programs in our schools including library and music programs and the Naviance database, an essential resource used by our high school students in planning for college and

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