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Amador Community Foundation

The Amador Community Foundation receives and administers funds from local families, individuals, businesses and organizations. Those funds are used to award grants to local charities and projects in Amador County for virtually any interest area: arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services, recreation, civic affairs, crisis assistance, historical preservation and many others.
Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation5 days ago
Tonight we award Scholarships at Argonaut High School! $35,000!
Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation1 week ago
Andreason Scholarship Winners! $96,000 thanks to the generosity of Chris Andreason
Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation1 week ago
Tonight we are granting scholarships at Amador High School. $100,000 to deserving students!
Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation2 weeks ago
We appreciate Moms!
Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation2 weeks ago
Amador County Alumni Make First Donations to the
Amador Promise Scholarship Fund

An exciting project is in the works for ALL Amador County students. Amador Promise Scholarship is the name of the collaborative effort between Amador Public Schools and Amador Community Foundation. The two entities are working together to launch a bold idea – if graduating Amador County students demonstrate their commitment to their future the Amador Promise Foundation will make sure they get to the next step. This community led effort will expand college and career options for Amador County youth.
Two Amador County graduates have started the donation process for this endeavor. Kori A. Tearpak, Attorney at Law grew up in Jackson and graduated from Argonaut High School. Kori had educators and counselors along the way who believed in her capabilities long before she did and encouraged her to set high goals. She completed her law degree at McGeorge School of Law. Kori continues to believe in the education she received in Amador County. She reinforces this belief with a monetary contribution to Amador Promise.
Aaron Jobson received his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a 1996 Amador High graduate and says, “The education I received at Amador County Unified School District was the foundation for the success I’ve had in life.” Aaron has gone on to specialize in the design of schools throughout the Bay Area. He states, “It is important for me to give back to our schools so they can continue to help the students of Amador County succeed.”
The Amador Promise project is still in its formative stages and until an endowment is established will not be able to award scholarships. The founding committee is optimistic that through the support of Amador County residents and alumni that they will be able to begin awarding scholarships during the 2018-19 school year. In order to build on the Amador Promise scholarship, the steering committee is working in partnership with the Amador County Unified School District, Amador Community Foundation, and Scholarshare/TIAA to increase student achievement levels, increase college and career readiness and individual college/career savings plans.
If citizens are interested in being a part of this exciting effort to build a lasting Amador Promise Scholarship endowment fund for future Amador County high school graduates, the Amador College Promise Steering Committee is working to raise an initial endowment fund. For further information please contact either Kathleen Harmon, Executive Director of the Amador Community Foundation at 209-223-2148 or Leigh Anne Catania, Amador Promise Steering Committee member at 209-245-6810 . More information is available on the Amador Promise website, www.amadorpromise.org.
Amador Community Foundation
Amador Community Foundation3 weeks ago
AMADOR PROMISE:

I grew up in Jackson and attended Jackson Elementary, Jackson Junior High, and Argonaut High schools. Looking back, I recall more than a few educators and counselors who believed in my capabilities long before I did and encouraged me to set higher goals.

Not only was the education I received outstanding, those involved in providing it worked tirelessly, and without a whole lot of gratitude, to push students like me to dream bigger and achieve more. I was guided very well by my school counselor and applied for and received scholarships from local community organizations which covered a substantial portion of my first year in college.

I attended California State University, Monterey Bay and graduated with a degree in Human Communications with an emphasis in pre-law. I then went on to McGeorge School of Law to complete my Juris Doctorate. There was never a time where I felt my early education was lacking or did not prepare me for higher education.

I am proud - and believe in the importance of - the education I received in Amador County.

Sincerely,

Kori A. Tearpak, Attorney at Law