About SLED

Who We Are

The San Leandro Education Foundation believes that when a child succeeds, we all succeed. We understand that the vitality and future of San Leandro is directly linked to the quality of its public schools, that’s why we have been bringing the community together since 2008 to help all twelve schools in the San Leandro USD.

Here in San Leandro two out of three families struggle to make ends meet. And half of all students are English Language Learners who are challenged not only to learn the academic content but do so in their second language.

With a little help from the community, San Leandro students can reach their potential. The Foundation is a conduit for all forms of support, including time, talent and treasure! Please join us in helping every child succeed!

Our Role

The San Leandro Education Foundation’s role is to serve as a bridge for those in the community who want to invest in our children and schools and the future of the San Leandro community by providing opportunities and mechanisms to leverage valuable resources where they are needed the most.

Our Mission

The Education Foundation’s mission is to identify and mobilize local, regional and national resources in order to bring increased funding, innovative programming and strong partnerships to San Leandro Unified School District’s public schools.

We Believe:

  1. Strong public schools are essential to our quality of life and the future well-being of our city

  2. Vibrant communities require high quality public schools

  3. The education of our children is the responsibility of the entire community

  4. Academic enrichment enhances the educational experience and creates lifelong learners who are better equipped to adapt to change

The SLED Board of Directors is made up of volunteers just like you. Some Board members are parents of children in the San Leandro Unified School District, but Board members also come from the general community as well. Board members bring to SLED their wealth of professional and personal experience in a number of areas such as finance, marketing, technology, event planning, strategic programming, and grant writing. All are welcome!

Sara Galvin, President
Sarah Galvin

Sarah Galvin has strong ties to the San Leandro community - she has owned her home here for the past eleven years and her law practice has been located on Estudillo Avenue since 2000. She is a solo practitioner offering estate planning, trust administration and mediation services, with clients ranging from young families to retiring baby boomers. Sarah is currently President of the Board of Magnolia Women's Recovery Program in Hayward and is a member of the San Leandro Unified School District (SLUSD) Citizens Bond Oversight Committee for Measure B. In the past she has served as Vice President of the Davis Street Family Resource Center Board of Trustees. She is also active in business association San Leandro LeTip.

Peter Oshinski, Vice-President
Peter Oshinski

Peter is currently the Manager of Child Nutrition Operations for Hayward Unified School District. He is also a consultant for the California Department of Education and a member of the USDA Food Distribution Program Advisory Committee. Peter was a Chef Instructor at the California Culinary Academy for 5 years and an on-line instructor for Scottsdale Culinary Institute for 3 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Consumer Family Studies from San Francisco State University and is a Certified School Nutrition Specialist.

Peter and his partner moved to San Leandro in 2011. He has cooked and provided meals for homeless families in San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Hayward. He has also done volunteer recipe development for the USDA Commodity Providers so that they can give their clients nutritious menu options using USDA commodities.

Jill Raimondi, Treasurer and Co-Founder
Jill Raimondi

Jill has lived in San Leandro since 1991 and has three children. Two are graduates of the San Leandro public schools and one attends San Leandro High School. She has been active in the school PTA’s and San Leandro High's School Site Council, as well as many district level committees. Since 2004 Jill has actively participated in parcel and bond campaigns to support San Leandro Schools. Jill graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration. Jill is a CPA and is currently the CFO of Housatonic Partners, a private equity firm.

Deborah Cox, Co-Founder
Deborah Cox

Deborah moved to San Leandro in 1997 with her husband and son. A strong believer in public education, Deborah has been active in her son’s education beginning with the Broadmoor Cooperative Preschool, and has been a board member and president of the parent groups at Roosevelt Elementary and Bancroft Middle School. Deborah was the Co-Chair for the Yes on Measure A San Leandro School district Parcel Tax campaign and continued on as Co-Chair of the Measure B $109 million school bond campaign that was passed by the San Leandro voters in 2006. Deborah is currently a member of the San Leandro City Council.

Juan Gonzalez
Juan Gonzalez

Juan is a longtime active supporter of public schools. Beyond simply advocating for excellence in education, Juan has specifically promoted the importance of science and technology, a focus on continuous improvement, and the connection between schools and the community. As the father of children with diverse interests, Juan appreciates the importance of building and supporting schools that embrace and celebrate diversity. His support of our schools has varied from volunteer work as a classroom instructor and fundraiser, to serving on oversight groups such as the Measure B Oversight Committee and Chair of the SLHS Site Council. Juan holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Texas, Austin and a doctorate in economics from MIT. He currently works as an advisory principal for KPMG.

Mitch Huitema
Mitch Huitema

Mitch is an active member of our community and a strong supporter of public schools. She is the mother of two boys in elementary school, has her own financial planning business (Financial Wrangler), and is a partner in Ten Ton Consulting. Until recently, Mitch was co-owner of Zocalo Coffeehouse with her husband, Tim Holmes. Mitch and Tim used Zocalo Coffeehouse to bring community together and increase community involvement and political activity in our city. She is also one of the founding members of the organization that created the Math and Science Challenge Program and serves as the group's Treasurer. Mitch has a BA in Physics from Northwestern University and spent many years in the computer industry working for companies like Apple, Handspring, and Palm. Prior to shifting her focus locally, she was Director of Engineering Operations at Palm. She also served on the board of directors of BMUG, the Berkeley Mac User Group.

Jonas Mok
Jonas Mok

Jonas and his family have lived in San Leandro since 2000 and his two children have grown up in San Leandro public schools. Jonas has a background in for-profit and non-profit organizations in high-growth stages, with an emphasis on youth development. He currently serves as Vice President of Finance and Operations for Global Citizen Year

Christian Rodriguez
Mitch Huitema

Christian Rodriguez has lived in San Leandro for seven years. He has been the owner of Simple Floors in San Francisco for the past three years and is Co-Founder of a residential re-development company, Rebuilding Your Community. He and his wife Marina are the proud parents of three children and live in the Broadmoor. Christian is passionate about making sure that children from all backgrounds are afforded a quality, free public education. He is an active member in the PTA, Dad's Club and Voces Unidas at Roosevelt Elementary.

Martin Vitz
Martin Vitz

Martin Vitz has lived in San Leandro for 41 years, over 20 of those spent as City Planner for the City of San Leandro. He and his wife, Polina, have three children, all of whom attended San Leandro schools from kindergarten to 12th grade and he now has grandchildren at Roosevelt School. He has been active in a number of community organizations related to education and the arts since retiring from the East Bay Regional Park District. He has watched the community change in many ways over the years, yet remain unchanged as a desirable and convenient community in which to live, and hopes to help it continue that pattern.

Executive Director
Morgan Mack-Rose
Morgan Mack-Rose

Morgan Mack-Rose joined as SLED's first Executive Director in November of 2013 after having served as a SLED Board member for one year and San Leandro USD Trustee from 2008-2012. Her professional background is in non-profit development including Project Inform, Inc. in San Francisco and the YMCA of the East Bay.

The mother of two girls in the San Leandro unified School District, she has supported San Leandro public schools since before her children were even old enough to attend. Driven by a passion for public education, Mack-Rose has previously served as PTA President for Washington Elementary, and as a member on the District’s Budget Advisory Committee and SLCAN’s Quality School Committee. After volunteering on the 2006 Measure B bond, Mack-Rose was elected to the San Leandro Board of Education in 2008, serving as Board President for two of her four years. During her tenure, she also helped pass Measure M to improve school athletic facilities and Measure L, the District’s first successful parcel tax. She recently ended her term as Trustee but continues to serve on the San Leandro Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board.


Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016-17.
(July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017)

We are nearly half way through the school year and, with your support, SLED is making a bigger difference than ever before!

  • $25,000 in camperships for Outdoor Education, a 21% increase over last year.
  • 35 classes are headed to the San Leandro History Museum, up 40% from last year.
  • And new this year, $21,000 in Teacher Mini-Grants!
These are a just few of the things SLED is doing to support San Leandro teachers and students. We hope to announce an exciting new STEAM partnership with the District at our annual Full STEAM Ahead for Education Breakfast. Please mark your calendars for Friday, April 13, 2018 and plan on joining us!

Thank you for your commitment and generosity towards SLED’s mission. As you look at your end of year charitable giving, please keep SLED and San Leandro’s students in mind.

All contributions made before January 1, 2018 are 100% tax deductible for 2017. Just give on-line at: SLED Donations or mail to:
SLED PO Box 3149, San Leandro, CA 94578

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
PO Box 3149
San Leandro, CA 94578

Office Location:
14735 Juniper Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94579

Phone: 510-618-GIVE (4483)
Email: info@sledfund.org