"Vision in Education Dinner" to Honor Marti Heinbaugh

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marti Heinbaugh, regional manager for Mission Valley Bank, will be honored during the "Vision in Education Dinner" on March 16 at the Hyatt Regency in Valencia. The event is hosted by Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School (SCVi), a tuition-free public charter school.

When SCVi Co-Founder Amber Raskin approached Mission Valley Bank to support the school, Heinbaugh embraced Raskin's vision and helped ensure that SCVi received the support it needed. Now in its fifth year, SCVi is the largest site-based charter school in the Santa Clarita Valley serving nearly 800 students.

"We are so grateful to Marti and Mission Valley Bank for their commitment to education and the community through their early and ongoing support," said Raskin, SCVi's executive director of business development and operations. "Marti's passion for local entrepreneurs and business leaders is evidenced by her personal interest in each individual's story and success. This made all the difference for SCVi."

Heinbaugh, a Santa Clarita resident since 1995, has worked in the banking industry for almost 40 years. She recently received Mission Valley Bank's highest honor, The Spirit Award, for her dedication, expertise and service excellence. She has been a member of the SCVi Board of Directors since its inception and actively supports a variety of local nonprofits, including the Boys & Girls Club, Single Mother's Outreach and Carousel Ranch.

"While I knew that there was a certain amount of risk involved in Mission Valley Bank's investment in SCVi, I appreciated the school's focus on creating future leaders," said Heinbaugh. "I would've loved to have had such an interactive educational experience when I was a kid!"

SCVi Vision in Education Dinner

Proceeds from the Vision in Education Benefit Dinner event will support SCVi's science program. The event will feature cocktails, dinner, entertainment, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $90 per person and can be purchased at scvi-k12.org.

Benefit Dinner sponsors include Chiquita Canyon, KHTS-Hometown Station, SOS Entertainment and Monarch Academy.

Launched in fall 2008, SCVi currently serves nearly 800 students in kindergarten through eleventh grade from its Castaic campus. Twelfth grade will be added this fall. The school offers project-based, technology-driven curriculum that aims at helping students develop a lifelong love of learning.

More information about SCVi is available at scvi-k12.org or on Facebook.


Carol Stevenson



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Source:Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School