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Tandem Gives Back to the Davis Community

If you’re planning to move to a Tandem apartment in Davis as a UC Davis transfer student or returning student with a family, you’ll be happy to know that, when it comes to giving back to their community, your future landlords don’t just talk the talk, they walk the walk.

According to a recent article in the Davis Enterprise, in 2012 the Tandem Foundation awarded 26 grants, totaling $30,000, to support different programs across the Davis school district.

Marque Cass, center, of Harper Junior High School describes the project that will be funded by a grant from the Tandem Properties Foundation as Camille Chan, grants coordinator, second from left, and Bill Roe of Tandem, third from left, listen during a reception Monday. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

(Last year’s Tandem Foundation grant distribution event. Source: Davis Enterprise.)

The money will be spread across 12 different elementary, junior high, and senior high schools and will support interests as diverse as: free community concerts, upgrading library technology, document cameras, reading and social skills programs, students with disabilities, an annual museum night, a digital camera, the STEM academy, iPads, books, weight training equipment, lunchtime and intramural equipment, a part-time art teacher, ESL materials, LCD projectors, a part-time playground coordinator, equipment and training for the Playworks program, and musical instruments. Individual grant amounts ranged from $305 to $2,500.

Davis is not immune to the statewide financial problems undercutting so many public schools. But we are very fortunate to live in a community where so many families can benefit from the generous donations of a group that truly cares about the children who live here and the future they will create. Whether you’re passing through as a student, or have laid down permanent roots and bought your plot in the Davis cemetery, know that the Tandem Foundation embodies the feeling that Davis cares.