2018 Tandem Foundation Awards $40,000 to Davis Schools
Started in 2000, the Tandem Foundation has proudly given back to Davis schools each year. An additional $10,000 was added to the fund this May in memory of the late Paul Makley, a Tandem partner who passed away two years ago.
Diane Makley, Paul Makley’s spouse, told the Davis Enterprise,
“He would be thrilled to know that his partners have kept this (annual grant tradition) going.”
In total, the Tandem Foundation donated $40,000 this year, fully funding 27 requests and partially funding 5 others. An article detailing the reception and remarks made by Tandem’s owner and Davis High graduate, John Whitcombe, is located on the Davis Enterprise website.
“Tandem was born about the same time that Davis became a college town. Tandem became part of that culture, which we continue each year with this contribution shared by a number of Davis teachers in their efforts to nurture creativity in their classrooms.”-John Whitcombe
We are thankful to our Davis educators for their great work and we are proud to give back to our wonderful community where many of our employees have lived and worked with their families over the years.
Here is the full list of grants received this year:
2018 Tandem Foundation Grant Recipients
- $5,000 to the Davis High School Symphony Orchestra to fund the annual outreach concerts.
- $1,270 to Da Vinci Charter Academy for iPads to be used in math programs.
- $1,775 to Da Vinci Charter Academy for gear to support “Design-a-car” events (Pinewood Derby cars prepared by students).
- $3,750 to Da Vinci Charter/Emerson Junior High for Gaga Ball equipment.
- $496 to Emerson Junior High for audio recording equipment.
- $650 to Harper Junior High for a cinema screen to be used during student activities.
- $1,479 to Harper Junior High for additional copies of books that will be used by students reading/discussion groups.
- $1,000 to Harper Junior High to expand the library’s collection of bibliotherapy texts (discussing issues like depression and anxiety).
- $1,645 to Harper Junior High for iPads to be used by students with dyslexia (to help them develop a better grasp of “word parts.”)
- $1,045 to Holmes Junior High for magazine class sets to be used in social studies and history classes.
- $2,500 to Holmes Junior High for maintenance of musical instruments.
- $2,520 to Holmes Junior High for science class materials relating to biodiversity.
- $412 to Holmes Junior High for specialized library books.
- $2,000 to Birch Lane Elementary to support a “calming corner earthbench” in the school arboretum.
- $374 to Birch Lane Elementary for library materials.
- $500 to César Chávez Elementary supporting fairy tale plays
- $1,486 to César Chávez Elementary supporting a third-grade mural project.
- $2,000 to Fred Korematsu Elementary supporting a playground coordinator’s work creating a safe and inclusive environment on the playground.
- $661 to Marguerite Montgomery Elementary for a fourth-grade “Apple project.”
- $500 to North Davis Elementary for a second-grade “animal exploration” project.
- $720 t0 North Davis Elementary for a weekly publication used for teaching social studies.
- $1,246 for “standing desks” to be used by sixth-graders.
- $1,000 to Patwin Elementary to support robotics activities.
- $262 to Pioneer Elementary to support physical education.
- $1,170 to Pioneer Elementary for Chromebook to be used in third-grade classes.
- $810 to Robert Willett Elementary to support 21st Century classroom activities in fifth-grade classes.
- $750 to Robert Willett Elementary to support the school chorus.
- $477 to Robert Willett Elementary to support alternative seating for third-graders.
- $464 to the Davis School for Independent Study supporting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning.\
- $350 to the Davis School for Independent Study supporting “community through craft” activities.
- $811 to the Davis School for Independent Study for the SPARK physical education program.
- $877 to the Davis School for Independent Study for VEXiq Robotics kids.
More Tandem In the Community
Read more about Tandem’s owners and our contributions to the Davis community on our Why Tandem page.