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Director Spotlight: Janisha Sabnani

Director Spotlight: Janisha Sabnani Who have been the most influential women or female communities in your life? How did they guide you in your professional choices? The most influential woman in my life is my mother—she is still my biggest cheerleader. Her unwavering support shaped me into a confident and independent thinker. I’ve been very

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Director Spotlight: Marissa Mar

Director Spotlight: Marissa Mar The BASIC Fund: Who have been the most influential women or female communities in your life? How did they guide you in your professional choices? Marissa Mar: The first person is my mom, who instilled in me the value of hard work and the idea that confidence comes from real achievement,

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The $500K decision: Bay Area parents and experts weigh in on public vs. private school

The $500K decision: Bay Area parents and experts weigh in on public vs. private school Nina Banday picks up her son Ali, 5, from St. Thomas More School in San Francisco, on Monday, March 18, 2024, where he attends kindergarten. Families across the Bay Area are finding out where their children have been placed in

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The BASIC Fund: Proof That School Choice Works, Even in California

The BASIC Fund: Proof that school choice works, even in California While achievement indicators of public school students plunge because of COVID school-closure ripple effects, ineffective teaching and curricula, and classroom politicization, school-choice programs, even in blue states like California, are succeeding in improving student outcomes. Across the country, lawmakers in red and red-leaning states

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25th anniversary impact slide deck

25th anniversary impact slide deck Brian GriggsBoard President and DirectorWHAT IS THE BASIC FUND?WHAT HAVE WE ACCOMPLISHED?WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?WHAT IS OUR FUTURE? What is The BASIC Fund?Founded in 1998ScholarshipsProvides educational scholarships up to $2,750/year for lower-income1 students to attend 240+ independent schools9 counties served:San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara,San Mateo, Solano, Marin, Sonoma,

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First Republic Bank Founder Jim Herbert makes rare public appearance to kick off education endowment

First Republic Bank Founder Jim Herbert makes rare public appearance to kick off education endowment First Republic Bank founder Jim Herbert debuted a $40 million endowment campaign at the Basic Fund’s 25th Anniversary Luncheon this week. Herbert is chairman of the Basic Fund, which helps students from low-income families attend private schools. First Republic Bank

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The BASIC Fund is a privately funded 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to advance education equity for low-income families by helping offset the cost of tuition at private schools in the Bay Area.

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