Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation to hold Scholars’ Circle Evening


The Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation will host a special evening on Saturday, Feb. 25, in recognition of Scholars’ Circle level donors at the RSF home of Laura Barry. The event will be held from 6-9 p.m.

The festive Mardi Gras evening is sure to be a “spicy” night filled with music, food, wine and fun. Guests will enjoy amazing New Orleans-style cuisine prepared by The Flavor Chef. A DJ will provide musical entertainment to add to the fun. There will also be a few surprises during the evening, but we’re putting a “mask” on the party details. Grab your beads as you won’t want to miss it. This event is generously underwritten by the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation’s community partner Wells Fargo The Private Bank.

Scholars’ Circle members continue a tradition that began in 1997 when a group of 25 Rancho Santa Fe school families came together to provide considerable funds to supplement the RSF School District annual budget allowing for an enriched public education. Today’s Scholars’ Circle is made up of parents and members of the Community who pledge $35,000 or more, usually over a three-five year period. Getting multi-year pledges of a significant level is important as they allow the RSF School District to more accurately plan and make staffing and program commitments to provide a “Five-Star Education.”

The funds that The Education Foundation provides to the RSF School District, $1 million this year, are used to support the “Five-Star Education” programs, over half of which is spent to help the district meet its small class size objective of 20 students or fewer per class, grades K-8. The rest of the monies fund teaching specialists across Science, Spanish, Art, Athletics, Math and Music in addition to special programs such as Integrated Science, Differentiated Math and Literacy Excellence from the Columbia University Reading & Writing Program.

The volunteer co-chairs for this invitation-only event are Lynn Frank and Jason Davis, and organizers are Pamela Dirkes and Jennifer Davis. For more information about Scholars’ Circle or this event, contact Allison Oppeltz at or call (858) 756-1141 ext.208.