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Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools Receives $3,000 from D.A. Davidson & Co. for Latinx Scholarships Program

Executive Director, Michelle Johnson accepting D.A. Davidson and Co.’s donation from Steve Lelli, Vice President, Financial Advisor, Branch Manager

BEND, OREGON Aug 5, 2019 – The Education Foundation for Bend–La Pine Schools received a generous $3,000 donation from D.A. Davidson & Co. for its’ Latinx Scholarship program. The Education Foundation, in partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation and the Central Oregon Latino Partnership Program, proudly awarded $18,000 in scholarships to 19 graduating Latinx students at Bend, La Pine, Mt. View and Summit high schools this academic year. The generous donation from D.A. Davidson & Co. made additional scholarships possible for the 2nd year of the Latinx Scholarship program.

Steve Lelli, Vice President, Financial Advisor, Branch Manager at D.A. Davidson & Co., says, “We are proud to continue to support the Education Foundation. Together we are helping create a lasting impression on the lives of Central Oregon students.”

For the past 30 years, the Education Foundation has focused on creating equitable opportunities for students through its programs: 1) innovative Classroom Grants focusing on STEM, art, music & wellness, 2) needs-based Activity Fee support for middle and high school students served under Free and Reduced Meals to participate in athletics, and, 3) Perseverance Award and Latinx Scholarships. For more details about this program and the work of the Education Foundation, contact the Education Foundation at (541) 355-5660 or visit the website at www.engagedminds.org.

About the Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools
The Education Foundation, founded in 1988, prepares District students for success and future through exceptional educational and extracurricular activities.

Christy Walker, left and Michelle Johnson, right presenting Mt. View High School Scholarship Recipients (not all recipients pictured)
Bend High School Latinx Scholarship Recipients
La Pine High School Scholarship Recipient Jose Guilien receiving his scholarship from Evelia Sandoval, C.O. Latino Partnership Program coordinator and Michelle Johnson, Education Foundation Executive Director
Summit High School Scholarship Recipients and Evelia Sandoval, C.O. Latino Partnership Program coordinator