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Firebrand Earns Praise of School Supporter

  Schoolpower presented its 2014 Hall of Fame award to Firebrand Media for its unwavering support of local public schools. Firebrand publishes magazines and newspapers including the Laguna Beach Independent newspaper and Laguna Beach Magazine. Its support includes $50,000 of...

Dance Sows Seeds for Schools

  Three hundred guests attended Schoolpower’s 29th annual dinner dance, which netted over $225,000 for Laguna Beach schools. The crowd raised paddles and pledged over $140,000 for this year’s Fund-a-Need initiative, “Xtremely iNteractive,” which requested Apple iPads, Apple...

Grateful for School Reporting

Editor, Thank you for featuring SchoolPower’s Wireless Upgrade fund-a-need in this week’s paper (“Schools Wired for the Future,” May 31).  Really nice coverage. Please pass along our appreciation to Rita for her enthusiastic reporting!   Robin Rounaghi, Laguna...

SchoolPower Spreads Love and Money

  SchoolPower’s outgoing president Robin Rounaghi was recognized for her service last Tuesday by Laguna’s school board and administrators.  “I call her the closer,” said Supt. Sherine Smith, indicating Rounaghi’s ability to bring in sizeable donations, including a recent $135,000...

Dance Twirls to Another Record

SchoolPower’s largest and most successful fundraising event last month grossed nearly $256,000 for Laguna’s four public schools. Kristin Bunn, Melissa Cavanaugh, and Kim Ressler organized the dinner dance held Jan. 29 at the Montage resort. There were silent and live auctions,...