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Friends of Ericson Foundation

 This Foundation was formed by a group of parents and community members to raise funds to support educationally enriching programs at Ericson.


We coordinated fundraising efforts at local restaurants with our Vittles for Vikings, the Holiday Vendor Fair, and Jog-A-Thon. We have great success due to the dedicated support of all Ericson parents, teachers, community support,  and fundraising sponsors.  Thank you to everyone who supports our children through Friends of Ericson Foundation events.  To learn more, go to:


Last year the Foundation had multiple successful fundraising events, with Jog-A-Thon raising an astounding $14,352!  As a result, we were able to replace the tile and carpeting in the multi-purpose room, fund the RAZ Kids program, and co-fund the Achieve3000 program with PTA. This year, the Foundation has a goal of raising at least $20,000.  Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, families, and volunteers, the Friends of Ericson Annual Jog-a-thon raised over $20,000 this year! This will allow us to continue to provide subsidized after school enrichment programs, in-class academic resources, and to support school enhancement initiatives in partnership with the administration.  Thanks to all of our sponsors for supporting us in our mission to provide enriching educational experiences  for the students at Ericson Elementary.  Our sponsors inculde  Custom Logs, J.D. Israel construction, Mission Federal Credit Union, Rockin Jump, Sorrento Dental Care Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches, CRDN The Textile Experts, Fuddruckers, Natural Networks, Inc., and ServiceMaster by Rapid Response.  The Friends of Ericson would like to give a special thanks to the U.S. Marines of MCAS Miramar and Camp Pendleton for voluneering their time and positive attitudes that make this event so special. 

Board Members

Christina Shoop – President

Jane Sanchez – Treasurer

Frank Sanchez – Digital Communications Coordinator

Angie Gamez – Communication Coordinator

Mike Gamez – Community Support Coordinator

Vicky Wathen – Secretary

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