Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Two Las Patronas grants go to Muirlands Middle

Las Patronas, a local philanthropic organization, has donated $17,000 to the Muirlands Foundation to provide new audiovisual equipment at Muirlands Middle School in La Jolla.

According to the foundation, parents Marc Jaffe and Pamela Wagner were instrumental in securing the 2014 La Jolla Public School Grant and a 2014 Spring Minor Beneficiary Grant from Las Patronas. Muirlands Middle School

A new school public address system is projected to be purchased, along with a projector and portable video production camera for the auditorium.

"A huge thank you to parents Marc Jaffe and Pamela Wagner, the Muirlands Foundation, and especially Las Patronas for this generous grant,” said Muirlands Principal Harlan Klein. “This new technology will improve the capabilities of our school and our auditorium.  Many students, staff, parents and the community will certainly benefit from the upgrades."

Las Patronas is a philanthropic organization with a long history of giving. Since its inception in 1946, Las Patronas has donated more than $16 million to over a thousand charitable institutions in San Diego. The funds distributed to these organizations are generated through year-long fundraising efforts and the annual presentation of the Jewel Ball, one of San Diego’s most enduring social, cultural, and philanthropic traditions.

The Muirlands Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit fund-raising organization dedicated to enhancing the middle school experience through financial assistance and community building events for our students, staff and parents. The foundation raise funds through three main fundraisers: its annual giving campaign (Muirlands Gives), Muirlands Rocks, and the La Jolla Art and Wine Festival. For more information on the foundation, visit its web page.