The Carpinteria Education Foundation will host Carp-a-Caboona, a fundraiser for Carpinteria Unified School District, from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 at Carpinteria High School, 4810 Foothill Road.
The evening’s honorees are Lynn and Ed George, longtime benefactors and supporters of CEF, whose three grandchildren attend Canalino School. Now 22-year residents of Carpinteria, Lynn is a former schoolteacher and Ed is retired from banking and finance.
“We are thrilled to be honoring Ed and Lynn, they have been tremendous supporters of CEF and all students district wide for many many years,” said Casey Balch, president of CEF. “They have been selfless with their time, talent, and financial support.”
Ed George recalls having the opportunity to join the AVID Foundation Board (Advancement Via Individual Determination) in 1992, the year it was organized. He served for about 10 years, eventually introducing the program to Carpinteria and CEF. This led him to joining the CEF board in 2006 or 2007, he’s not sure, and serving about 10 years.
“We support all CEF programs, such as band, the kitchen, and engineering,” he said.
Some highlights of Ed’s tenure on the board are taking the step to hire a development director and focus on fundraising; being part of the beginning and evolution of Carp-a-Cabana; seeing the success of projects and teachers supported by CEF; and working together with people interested in education and working with some of the teachers and administrators.
“We are so grateful for the generous support of CEF and the Carpinteria and Summerland communities,” said Diana Rigby, CUSD superintendent. “We are especially pleased to recognize two of our major supporters during these past years, Lynn and Ed George.
“They have funded many scholarships for our deserving students as well as our successful AVID programs at CMS and CHS.”
While the reason for the Halloween-themed adult event is serious business, raising money for Carpinteria schools, fun is scheduled, too, with prizes awarded for best group, couple, homemade, and individual costumes.
Tickets are $125 and include dinner, hosted bar, plus the live and silent auctions. For more information on Carp-a-Caboona or for tickets, visit
For more about Carpinteria Education Foundation, Inc., visit carpcares.org.