SchoolPower presented its top Hall of Fame Award to parent Brent Martini recently.
The award was created in honor of the late Claes Andersen, owner of Hotel Laguna and Claes Restaurant. Andersen opened his restaurant to SchoolPower back in 2001 and underwrote an annual dinner for seven consecutive years, in addition to other generous donations. The Andersen family contributions totaled over $200,000 to SchoolPower.
With the Andersens as the benchmark, this award is not given lightly. However, it would be hard to find a more deserving recipient than Brent Martini, says a SchoolPower announcement.
Martini has given money and time to Laguna Beach schools and inspired others to do the same. As a former trustee for SchoolPower and a current member of its endowment board, Martini and his family have donated $300,000 to district schools, the announcement says. In recent years, his commitment has focused on improvements in technology, an area where Laguna schools once lagged. He’s also encouraged others contribute to SchoolPower fundraising.
“This has been the most satisfying thing I’ve done in my life. To see our kids prosper, to see our schools prosper…it’s a good thing,” Martini said.Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:
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