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LPEF Board Members


Ben Abeln, President


Jennifer Chen


Danielle Garvey


Claire Grosjean


Kate LeCornu

Adelia Rowland


Archie Schmitt

Joni Thomas


Lindsey Winter





Contact Us

408-827-LPEF (5733)



Click to email the LPEF President
 or LPEF VP of Finance


US Mail


23800 Summit Road

Los Gatos, CA 95033








Dear Mountain Community,



Welcome back to school! As we look ahead to another exciting school year, I look forward to seeing you at all the exciting events we have planned this year.


Our first event is the 16th Annual Gala on October 8th! Gala organization and planning started months ago and is building toward what promises to be a memorable evening. Tickets will go on sale in mid-September and as seating is limited and The Gala typically sells out in advance. More info can be found at:


I’d like to extend a special invitation to families that are new to our schools and those few who haven’t attended our events before. Our Gala is a night of elegance, fun, dining and dancing, and both the unofficial and official start to so much that revolves around our schools. We sincerely hope to see you there.


While you are at the website, please take note of our donors and sponsors. Without the help of these generous individuals and their companies, many of our fundraisers would not be possible. Please click on their logos, visit their sites, use their services, and patronize their businesses. Our community thrives when we support those who live and work here.


Our Gala team is also making a sincere plea for additional volunteer help as well as auction donations, including services and in-kind donations. This team has already begun working around the clock. It truly takes a mountain to make the “Magic” happen and we hope you can help. I cannot thank these volunteers enough and encourage you to thank them as well. Our amazing team this year consists of Elizabeth Hampton, Lila Jones, Joni Thomas, Lindsey Winter, Danielle Garvey and Mia Hammerschmidt. Their efforts enrich our kids’ education and I am very grateful.


It is also with great pleasure that I announce that we have a two LPEF Board Member positions open this year. Please let me know if you would like to learn more about joining. Our only “retiring” board member is four-year veteran; Debbie Robinson. We will miss her dearly! The contributions and expertise of all our Board Members is critical to support our decision-making and fundraising. I personally thank them all for their dedication and efforts throughout the year.


Please do not hesitate to contact me at if you have any questions about LPEF, our mission and goals, would like to join our board, as well as information about the programs that we fund. We are looking forward to another successful year, working to maintain these important programs for our kids.





Ben Abeln


Loma Public Education Fund

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