Ready for fund-raiser envy?
This is College Park Elementary School’s annual Friends of Mandarin Scholars Gala Fundraiser.
Pretty impressive. And I say that not because they invited me to be one of their “special guests” (I’m nowhere near glamorous enough, clearly.) But for a program that’s in a public school and launched only in 2007, they’ve done a tremendous job of raising money to support the program, which is school-wide.
(In answer to someone who posed a question on a previous blog post, I’m happy to come speak at schools that are within driving distance of San Francisco, but anything else would be hard to pull off unless parents wanted to pay for the travel. But then I’d feel guilty as the money should probably go to your school instead.)