Martinez Education Foundation (“MEF”) is honored to announce that long time Martinez resident and Alhambra High School graduate of the Class of 1955 Sheila A. Grilli, who passed away in August 2013, has bequeathed $50,000 to the MEF Legacy Fund for the future benefit of students and teachers in the Martinez public schools.
Ms. Grilli believed in MEF’s mission to help make Martinez schools better by investing in MEF’s Legacy Fund. The Legacy Fund now has a balance in excess of $500,000. MEF’s goal is to build its endowment fund to $1,000,000 by reinvesting earnings and collecting additional contributions and planned gifts from other Martinez community members and supporters. The Legacy Fund provides sustainability to MEF. This allows MEF to continue to provide grants to benefit the Martinez public schools for many years to come.
With this gift, Ms. Grilli has left a legacy to the Martinez schools that will pay future dividends to the teachers and students throughout the Martinez public schools.
Ms. Grilli’s thoughtfulness and generosity is an inspiration to the entire Martinez school community and as a major contributor to the Legacy Fund will not be forgotten.