Georgia Anderson with SchoolPower
President Marcus Skenderien
Continuing a nine year tradition, the Andersen family opened up their restaurant, Claes Ovation, to 200 SchoolPower supporters for a gourmet dinner on Monday. With 100% of the proceeds going to SchoolPower, the beginning of the 2011-21 fundraising campaign was nearly $18,000 richer as a result of the event.
SchoolPower president, Marcus Skenderien was effusive in his comments regarding the dinner, saying, “SchoolPower is so honored to continue to benefit from the tradition and legacy left by Claes Andersen. We can't thank Georgia Andersen, the Andersen Family, and the Hotel Laguna enough for their continued support of our schools, our district, and our community.”
The Claes Dinner, as this event is known, marks the beginning of SchoolPower’s Community Campaign, where parent volunteers call each family in the district for donations. Last year, through the Community Campaign and events such as the Claes Dinner, SchoolPower was able to donate almost $697,000 to Laguna schools and the SchoolPower Endowment.