Taube Philanthropies' Maayan Stanton (2nd from right), 49ers Foundation's Joanne Pasternack (3rd from right) and Koret Foundation's Monica Boardman (far right), present the season's donation to Touchdowns for Kids beneficiaries at the January 1 game in Levi's Stadium.
Through Touchdowns for Kids, the participating foundations contribute $5,000 per touchdown, $1,000 per field goal, $1,000 per interception, and $1,000 per sack by the 49ers to Bay Area organizations supporting underprivileged youth. In the 2016-2017 season, the program raised a total of $241,000 to support six organizations. Since the program launched in 2011, Taube Philanthropies, 49ers Foundation, Koret Foundation, and others have donated nearly $2 million to Bay Area organizations that support local youth.
"To announce $241,000 in contributions to be split among six terrific organizations helping kids throughout the Bay Area is a source of enormous pride for everyone involved in the program," said Tad Taube, Chairman of Taube Philanthropies.
"We are so appreciative of the participation of the beneficiary organizations and truly grateful to partner with them to keep kids 'Safe, On Track and In School' in alignment with the missions of the 49ers, Koret and Taube Foundations," said Joanne Pasternack, Vice President and Executive Director of Community Relations and the 49ers Foundation for the San Francisco 49ers.
The beneficiaries are:
Bay Scholars enables low-income students across the Bay to have access to and flourish at successful college preparatory Catholic high schools. Bay Scholars believes each student has a unique capacity to transform and improve their own communities, and to be active change-makers. Read more at: bayscholars.org
Cristo Rey San José is a Jesuit, Catholic high school that empowers students from underserved communities in San Jose to be men and women for others who are prepared spiritually, academically, and professionallyto complete college and who will become accomplished leaders committed to a lifelong pursuit of learning, faith, and justice. Read more at: www.cristoreysanjose.org
Harper for Kids helps K-12 schools incorporate UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden’s “Pyramid of Success” into their character education to cultivate, inspire, and nurture healthy character development that will help their students succeed in all areas of their lives. Read more at: www.harperforkids.org
San Francisco 49ers Academy serves K-8th graders in East Palo Alto, maximizing the potential of every middle student by emphasizing self-discipline, respect, and individualized academic attention to help them master their core subjects and prepare for high school, and providing safe and supportive after-school programs for each student. Read more at: 49ersacademy.org
The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, created in partnership with the San Francisco 49ers, the Silicon Valley Education Foundation, and the Santa Clara Unified School District, is a six-year program that prepares students with high academic potential to be outstanding. The institute aims to inspire and prepare its students to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors at top-tier universities and become the future leaders in their fields. Read more at: svefoundation.org/49erssli
VIA Services, formerly the Crippled Children's Society, has been serving the Bay Area and beyond since 1945. VIA Services is a private, independent non-profit dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities and special needs achieve greater self-sufficiency and lead richer lives. Read more at: www.viaservices.org