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Recognition for the Santa Visits Alviso Foundation

March 2023

Board members and Santa Visits Alviso Foundation

At the March 9 Board Meeting, Santa Clara Unified School District recognized the Santa Visits Alviso Foundation, its founders Judy Santiago and her late husband Joe Santiago, and Foundation Board Chairman Richard Santos, for their caring support and unwavering dedication to George Mayne Elementary School and the children and families of the larger Alviso community. We are honored to recognize that this school year marks a significant milestone for the Foundation and the children and youth in Santa Clara Unified.

As of Fall 2022, the Foundation has provided more than $1 million in scholarships to support continued education and thriving futures for Alviso's youth. Students mentored by Ms. Santiago herself have achieved bachelor's, master's, and even doctorate degrees, many returning as leaders in organizations serving the Alviso community and giving back as volunteers to the Foundation.

Read Resolution #23-16 for more information about the recognition.