SAN FRANCISCO--()--Summer Search is thrilled to be one of the six Bay Area philanthropic youth organizations selected to receive funding this football season from the 49ers Foundation. Focused on improving the lives of local youth in need, the 49ers Foundation will donate funding to Summer Search and five other youth organizations each time the 49ers score a touchdown, field goal, interception or sack during the season.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with both the Taube Family Foundation and the Koret Foundation, as we all share a common goal of providing much needed assistance to our local youth”
In partnership with the Taube Family Foundation and the Koret Foundation, the San Francisco 49ers Foundation donated $200,000 to organizations serving Bay Area youth during the inaugural 2011 season and there is much excitement heading into the second season of the Touchdown for Kids Program.
“We are delighted that Summer Search has been chosen as a beneficiary for the Touchdowns for Kids program,” Amy Saxton, CEO of Summer Search commented. “This collaboration will help Summer Search support more high-potential low-income students to develop the character and life skills needed to break the cycle of poverty, complete college and become leaders in our communities. We are thankful to have the 49ers, the Taube Family Foundation and the Koret Foundation joining us to support brighter futures for our local youth.”
“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with both the Taube Family Foundation and the Koret Foundation, as we all share a common goal of providing much needed assistance to our local youth,” said 49ers Owner and Co-Chair Denise York.
Added 49ers Owner and Co-Chair John York, “Through this creative partnership, we are excited to align the core values of the 49ers Foundation, to ‘Keep Kids Safe, on Track and In School,’ with two truly remarkable philanthropic organizations. Their generous charitable contribution to six very special beneficiaries is very commendable and we are honored to be part of this impactful program.”
For each regular season game, the following on-field achievements will result in contributions to the Taube Family Foundation and Koret Foundation Touchdowns for Kids Program:
- $1,500 for each touchdown scored by the 49ers defense
- $1,000 for each touchdown scored by the 49ers offense
- $500 for each field goal scored by the 49ers
- $500 for each interception logged by the 49ers
- $500 for each sack by the 49ers
Summer Search invests in high school students in the Silicon Valley and SF Bay Area with year-round mentoring by trained staff, full scholarships to summer experiential and leadership programs, individualized college and financial aid advising, college support and career exploration. Through our program, students develop the confidence, character and life skills needed to break the cycle of poverty, complete college and become leaders in their communities.
To learn more about the Taube Family Foundation and Koret Foundation Touchdowns for Kids Program and the charitable beneficiaries, visit www.49ersfoundation.com, stop by the 49ers Foundation booth on game days, or pick up a copy of Gameday Magazine. Matching grant opportunities are available. To support the program, please contact 49ers Foundation Executive Director Joanne Pasternack at (408) 562-4949. Media Contacts: Talia Malik – (408) 986-4891 | email@example.com
About Summer Search
Summer Search is a college success organization dedicated to helping low-income youth build the confidence, character and skills needed to complete college and achieve their full potential. Summer Search serves high school students in Silicon Valley, the SF Bay Area, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Seattle. 88% of our students are first generation college students and 97% of students supported by Summer Search qualify for the federal free and reduced price lunch program. To learn more, visit www.summersearch.org.
Summer Search Silicon Valley is pleased to announce our 5th Annual Where Change Begins Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, November 8th at the Sharon Heights Golf and Country Club in Menlo Park from 6-9pm. Please join us.