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February 6, 2024 – The Foundation for Fresno Unified Schools collaborated with Lexia Learning to provide a free screening of “The Right to Read” at Fresno High School’s Royce Hall on Monday, February 5, 2024. The documentary, which profiles educators and civil rights advocates in Oakland and parents in Virginia and Tennessee, frames the importance of literacy as a civil right that must be accessible to all students. […]

January 17, 2024 – FUSD scholarship applications are now open and the Foundation for Fresno Unified Schools is encouraging seniors to apply now. Dr. Andrew Scherrer, an executive officer with the foundation, joined the show with how the scholarships have evolved over the years and why all college-bound seniors should apply. Watch the interview here!

December 29, 2023 – GV Wire reporters and videographers were asked to identify the Difference Makers on their beats for 2023. Many readers will recognize some of the names. The list is by no means complete. While Fresno and the surrounding communities have their share of challenges, we’re blessed with legions of residents who go out and do their best every day. {…}

November 28, 2023 – Nearly 83% of Fresno Unified students need financial assistance to pursue post-secondary education, but donating to the scholarship fund can change the course of a student’s life and is an investment in the entire community’s future. Wendy McCulley, chief of the FUSD Office of Engagement & External Partnerships, joined the show with how the scholarship fund helps support students. Watch the interview here!

September 6, 2023 – Faces of Fresno Unified is a digital magazine focused on highlighting the remarkable students and staff that make up Fresno Unified School District. Each month The Foundation for Fresno Unified is highlighted. CEO Wendy McCulley is profiled as the founder of the Foundation along with information about available scholarships such as Foundation for Unified, Tim […]

January 24, 2023 – Wendy McCulley, Chief Engagement and External Partnership Officer, for the Foundation for Fresno Unified has been acknowledged for her innovative and impactful work for Fresno Unified School District. She has been identified as a change agent who is and will continue to impact the City of Fresno.

January 9, 2023 – The Foundation for Fresno Unified has tripled the amount of funding for scholarships for Fresno Unified students. A $20 million donation from philanthropist, MacKenzie Scott, will allow the Foundation to provide an increased number of scholarships for many years to come.

October 5, 2022 – The official launch of the Foundation for Fresno Unified happened on October 6, 2022. The 2022 Gala was held at the Chaffee Zoo with 400 in attendance. As the strategic fundraising partner for Fresno Unified, the Foundation for Fresno Unified is working with schools, the district, and the entire community to accelerate progress for students […]

February 13, 2019 – Fresno’s future depends on Fresno Unified School District. Its 74,000 students are the biggest part of our future workforce. If Fresno Unified fails, we all suffer the consequences: Less prosperity, more blighted and unsafe neighborhoods, a lower quality of life. The district faces many challenges. Nearly 90% of district students are disadvantaged. One in five […]

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