RUSD Foundation

RUSD Foundation

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A photo of Mr. Hunt

Tom Hunt Memorial Scholarship

In the heart of Riverside, Tom Hunt was more than a figure; he was a pillar of strength and compassion. His dedication to community service and unwavering advocacy for education left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him. Elected to the Riverside Unified School District Board of Education in 2007, Tom's leadership shone brightly until his recent passing, guiding our district through challenges with wisdom and grace.

The RUSD Foundation honors Tom Hunt's remarkable legacy by establishing the Tom Hunt Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund stands as a testament to his lifelong commitment to educational excellence and civic leadership. Through your contributions, graduating students will receive scholarships that recognize their dedication to service—a fitting tribute to Tom's enduring impact.

Today, as we reflect on Tom Hunt's profound legacy, we invite you to join us in honoring his memory. Your generous donation to the Tom Hunt Memorial Scholarship Fund will ensure that his passion for student success endures, empowering future generations to achieve their dreams and enrich our community.

Mission Statement

The Riverside Unified School District Foundation supports student success by securing resources to enhance Riverside Unified School District’s mission of providing engaging, innovative and equitable learning experiences.

What We Do

The RUSD Foundation is dedicated to enhancing educational opportunities and accessibility for all students. Through various initiatives, including the Innovative Learning Fund, Student Resilience Fund, and Extraordinary Futures Fund, the Foundation aims to provide resources, scholarships, and support to ensure equal access to quality education. These efforts are crucial in removing barriers faced by students from diverse backgrounds, empowering them to pursue their academic and career goals. Community involvement is essential in advancing these initiatives and creating a more equitable educational landscape.

The RUSD Foundation needs your help to support these unique needs and champion student success. Your assistance will help each student reach their highest potential.

To connect with the RUSD Foundation please contact Knea Hawley at [email protected]

When you invest in today's students, you invest in their future.

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Board of Directors
  • Dayne Brassard, CEO Tilden Coil
  • Virginia Blumenthal, CEO Blumenthal Law Offices
  • Paulette Brown-Hinds, Founder Voice Media Ventures / Publisher Black Voice News
  • Renee Hill, Superintendent Riverside Unified School District
  • Thomas Loza, AIF®, RFC® Loza Beck Wealth Management
  • Tom Podgorski, CEO CAtrs Teachers Retirement Services & Investment Advisor
  • Matthew Webb, CEO Albert A Webb Associates

RUSD Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 85-2507113.

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