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2022 Tandem Foundation Awards $40,000 to Davis Schools

Eric Roe speaks to teachers at Tandem Foundation Reception

After a two-year break during the pandemic, Tandem was glad to bring back the Tandem Foundation Grants Awards Reception for 2022. The reception took place on Wednesday, May 25th and awarded $40,000 to various Davis public school programs.

This year, the Tandem Foundation received 33 requests totaling $65,767. The Tandem partners, John Whitcombe and Bill Roe, decided again this year, to award an additional $10,000 in memory of their late partner, Paul Makley, for a total of $40,000 in grant money. Tandem was delighted to fully fund 27 requests and partially fund 3 requests totaling $40,000.

Tandem Advisory Board Members, Eric Roe and Sandra Whitcombe, spoke at the reception on behalf of their fathers (John Whitcombe and Bill Roe) and DJUSD teachers, principals, and board members each shared how the grants would support students.

It was a wonderful evening in support of Davis students and Tandem is honored to have been able to continue the Tandem foundation for 21 years. It is our hope that the Tandem Foundation will be able to continue our tradition of supporting our community and its youth for many years to come.


Here is a breakdown of the 2022 Tandem Foundation grant recipients:

Davis Senior High School

  • $6,000 DHS Symphony Outreach Concerts
  • $675 Classroom Library Refresh
  • $430 Student Work Display Tack Strips
  • $72 English Literature
  • $712 Sensory Classroom
  • $3,000 DHS Speech & Debate Team
  • $1,601 Spanish Department

Da Vinci Charter Academy

  • $675 AP Statistics

Harper Junior High School

  • $436 Science
  • $800 English Department
  • $600 Art Department

Holmes Junior High School

  • $1,035 Gymnastics Balance Beam
  • $400 Spreading the love stickers
  • $3,540 Zen Garden
  • $500 English Department

Birch Lane Elementary

  • $2,240 MPR

Cesar Chavez Elementary

  • $300 Multicultural Fairytale Performance
  • $750 Kindergarten
  • $1,610 Recess Activities
  • $2,826 Desks For Classrooms

North Davis Elementary School

  • $400 Science Supplies
  • $1,172 Cup stacking 4th grade
  • $340 Art Lessons
  • $1,131 Flexible Seating
  • $550 Classroom Library
  • $5,000 Furniture Makeover

Patwin Elementary School

  • $1,000 After School Robotics Club

Davis School for Independent Study

  • $299 IXL for Students
  • $1,028 Robotics Kits
  • $878 Aquaponics Project


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