Griffins Give Back

Our Los Al Class of '79 is very generous! As a result of our efforts and that of some loving family memories of classmates who have passed far too soon, together we raised $2,691 so far!

These donations, and any more received between now and April 2010 from fellow classmates, will be presented in May 2010 in the form of student scholarships to college-bound students (seniors at Los Al High School) whose families are experiencing extreme financial hardship. We hope to present two or three substantial scholarships, especially if we continue to receive a great outpour of support!

This is all part of very special tradition our Los Al H.S. Class of '79 does every five years as part of our reunion. We always incorporate a philanthropy that allows our classmates to help others in need.

As a result of your past generosity, for our 5-year reunion we donated a much needed computer to the Los Al High School Career Center. In later years we supported a local literacy program, a couple of special priority projects at the high school, and five years ago presented a couple of monetary scholarships to very deserving Los Al students - specifically those who had lost a parent (we did this in memory of one of our classmates who had been on the reunion committee). To join the 40 other classmates who have already donated, please make your check out to "Los Al H.S. Class of '79" (and put in the subject line: Griffins Give Back). Mail to: Keri Barnett, 16561 Higgins Circle, H.B., CA 92647.

NOTE: If you'd like to make your donation in honor/memory of a classmate who is no longer with us, please also note that on the check or in a note you send along with your donation. Thank you to all of you who have given generously...especially during these tough economic times.



Thank You to Those Who Have So Far Contributed to Our Philanthropy Project
(Listed by maiden name)

Mike Alvarez Mara Applebaum Richie Austin Keri Barnett Sonya Branson Cindi Cabe
Debbie Chaddock Terri Conkle Lisa Cooper Janet DeForest Tari DeMeyer David A. Dickstein
Mary Ann Escalante Robyn Foreman Jerry Garver Glenn Garvin Diane Greer Susan Hamer
Ho Ho Donia Hodge Paul Imamoto Mike Kaltenthaler Mike Le Brun Irene Magdaug
Bob Martin Kelli McCrackin Laurie McLellan John Mueller Cliff Parsons Howard Pritchett
Tim Reis Tricia Ritchey Shelly Shelton Steve Smith Ty Smith Dan Szilagyi
Letitia Tainter Debra Thompson Michael Uebel Kevin Welch Mariann Westney
Frances Carlson memory of her precious daughter