FULLERTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Over the past six years, Hilda and Jason Sugarman from the Fullerton Technology Foundation have been able to raise close to $2 million dollars to support technology in the Fullerton School District. Hilda Sugarman created the Foundation in 2006 when she noticed that students had a need for laptops, sound systems and other electronic devices. Together with her son, they provided a start-up fund of $250,000 to make sure the Foundation was off to a good start.
“What started out as $50 dinners and a speech has turned into the most successful Elementary School Fundraiser in Orange County”
Aside from the generous donation, Jason Sugarman and his family are continually organizing fund-raising events and bringing in supporters and sponsors to the cause.
“What started out as $50 dinners and a speech has turned into the most successful Elementary School Fundraiser in Orange County,” Jason Sugarman stated.
It was Jason Sugarman, as well as Chevron, who came up with the idea of doing a wine auction and brought some of the most influential business leaders in Orange County to contribute to the live auctions. In 2011, the wine auction generated $85,000 of revenue for the charity. In 2012, the “Toast to Learning” wine auction, held at Fullerton Arboretum, raised approximated $125,000 due to Jason Sugarman and the Sugarman family’s efforts to contribute this school year.
Jason Sugarman and the Sugarman family continue to make every effort to support the Fullerton Technology Foundation and provide technology to the students and staff in the Fullerton School District. The 3rd annual wine auction fundraiser event will be held June 1, 2013, at the Fullerton Arboretum. For more information about the Foundation, including how to become a donor and for event listings, please visit www.fulltech.org.
Jason Sugarman is also the CEO of MKA Capital Advisors and involved with philanthropic equity transactions in the financial service space. In addition to serving as the CEO of the MKA Group and in boards of a number of other private companies, Jason is also the founder of many successful financial service and trading companies.