SANTA ANA, CA, April 16, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ — Randy Barth, founder and CEO of THINK Together (www.THINKtogether.org), announced today that the non-profit organization which provides free after-school programs to 35,000 Southern California students has received a total of $150,000 from foundations associated with two prominent Southern California families: a $100,000 grant from the Peter & Virginia Ueberroth Family Foundation; as well as a $50,000 grant from the Marion Knott Foundation.
“Such generosity from the Ueberroth and Knott families has helped THINK Together emerge as the largest and one of the leading academically-focused after-school providers in California. Later this month, the work we’re doing at THINK Together will be recognized at a national conference in Washington, D.C.,” said Barth in his announcement.
“It’s Community leaders like Peter and Ginny Ueberroth and Marion Knott who make our good work throughout Southern California possible.”
Barth noted, “These new funds will help us enhance our program quality and continue building a regional system of support for over 35,000 educationally at-risk students and their families.”
Peter Ueberroth, an international businessman, is past chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee and currently its honorary president. He was the sixth Commissioner of Major League Baseball. From 1980-84 he served as president of the highly successful Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. Ueberroth is managing director of Contrarian Group, Inc., and also serves as a director of The Coca-Cola Company, The Irvine Company, and Aircastle.
Virginia Ueberroth is chairman of the Ueberroth Family Foundation and a director of First American Corporation. Among other things, she is a trustee for Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and serves on the advisory council for Sage Hill School in Newport Coast, CA.
Additional details about the Peter & Virginia Ueberroth Family Foundation can be found at www.ueberroth.org.
Marion Knott, a businesswoman and philanthropist, is the daughter of Knotts Berry Farm theme founders Walter and Cordelia Knott. She is a Trustee Emeritus of Chapman University in Orange, CA; and has long been a supporter of THINK Together after-school programs.
About THINK Together
THINK Together, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, is now one of the largest providers of quality academically-focused after-school programs in California; providing educational services to more than 35,000 at-risk students at 200+ sites throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
Specifically, THINK Together serves students at schools and community sites in the following Southern California communities: Azusa, Baldwin Park, Banning, Cabazon, Calimesa, City of Industry, Costa Mesa, Duarte, Jurupa, La Puente, Lake Elsinore, Mira Loma, Norwalk, Ontario-Montclair, Orange, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Riverside, Romoland, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, Santa Fe Springs, Tustin, Whittier, Wildomar and Yucaipa.
THINK is an acronym: Teaching, Helping, Inspiring & Nurturing Kids.
Additional details about THINK Together can be found on the Web at www.THINKtogether.org.