It was a big day in Los Angeles today. Not only was it a beautiful first day of spring but it was the Pillar’s annual event, “Principal for a Day.” DonorsChoose.org was happy to be a part of it all. Not only did we get to participate and experience being a principal – it’s harder than it looks! – but we also got to treat all the executives that participated with DonorsChoose.org GivingCards.
Principal for a Day pairs local business executives with a school and a principal for – you guessed it – a day. Participants shadow a principal and get to see what it’s like to run a school. In my case I got to see the inner workings of Rosewood Avenue Elementary School thanks to my lovely host, Ms. Chapman.
Later, participating executives got a DonorsChoose.org GivingCard so that they can continue supporting local schools by helping teachers get supplies for their classrooms. A special shout out to Merrill Lynch for hosting the event as well as to the W.M. Keck Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the LA Business Journal, and Univision. Our hats go off to the lovely folks at the LA Area Chamber of Commerce for putting on such an awesome event year after year.
For more information about Pillar – a joint office of the LA Area Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Unified School district visit: http://www.pillarla.com/pillar.html