Dear Community Partner;
The UDA Foundation, UDA faculty, families, and friends will all gather at 840 14th
Street for the “Cirque Urbain” themed Annual Gala on May 18, 2019. As a public
charter school within the San Diego Unified School District, UDA and id8High
receive less than $.72 on the dollar funding compared to traditional schools.
Therefore, the UDA Foundation, with the funds it will raise at this key event, will
help fund vital elements of a well-rounded education, such as field trips for hands on
community learning, in-school enrichment programs such as Visual &
Performing Arts, S.T.E.A.M and P.E., and construction of an on-site playground for
the K-8 students. This however is only possible through the generous support of
our community, parents, educators, dedicated philanthropists, and supportive
businesses like yourself.
UDA and IDEATE High Academy, the small network of charter schools that we
support, strive to offer simply the best educational experience for children from
all socio-economic backgrounds throughout San Diego. The program is revered,
in demand, and promotes community growth. The success of the structure and
curriculum has spawned the cutting-edge extension to not only the existing
secondary education program, IDEATE High Academy (id8High) but plans for a
second UDA campus and permanent home for id8High to include a Design
Thinking Incubation Lab to house adult and community learning. UDA is meeting
its mission: “to develop community-minded students who are active, creative,
empathetic, confident, and ready to lead our global society.”
Your generous contributions, and investment in our community and the
education of children from all socio-economic backgrounds throughout the entire
county is appreciated and will be prominently recognized via online recognition
and print communications related to the event. Additionally live auction items will
also be described and marketed by our auctioneer.
Public education is a public responsibility and your generous support enables
UDA and id8High to offer innovate learning opportunities and achieve superior
academic results for all its students. Your consideration of a 2019 charitable tax-deductible
donation is greatly appreciated.
Ed Abeyta, PhD
President, The UDA Foundation