San Diego Foundation Hosts 2nd giveBig

Dear Community Member,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Friends of Alice Birney Foundation. We seek contributor support for the core elements of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at Alice Birney Elementary, a San Diego Unified public school. Due to cuts in state funding, the components that make Alice Birney an IB school is dependent on funds raised through our organization.

BirneyHeartMay 6th, FOR ONE DAY ONLY, FOABE will participate in giveBIG. This is an online giving event that will allow every dollar donated to FOABE to be magnified through the giveBIG incentive pool.

It is our hope that you will support us with a minimum $25 donation to bring us closer to our event goal of $10,000. To participate please go to on May 6th and make a donation on behalf of “Friends of Alice Birney”.

By supporting our public school through a giveBIG donation, you become a part of a 45 year old program that educates students to create a better world. The focus of the International Baccalaureate (IB) system is to “develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect”.

I would like to thank you for considering this opportunity to partner with our organization. I would also like to thank those who have shown us support this year already. Through developing relationships with community donors, teachers, staff and parents, financial strength can be realized allowing Alice Birney Elementary to continue to provide its globally impactful and dynamic curriculum. We believe that encouraging students to become compassionate, active, lifelong learners is worth investing in. We hope that you will too.

Thank you,

Jennifer Ayala

President, Friends of Alice Birney Foundation