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    Butler Memorial Fund

    Established in Memory of ACOE Teacher Steve Butler

    Steve L. Butler photo The Steve L. Butler Memorial Fund, operated by the ACOE Educational Partnerships Foundation, is available to students enrolled in schools operated by the Alameda County Office of Education.

    Steve Butler was an ACOE teacher passionate about teaching students who faced challenges in their lives. For almost 20 years, he worked in Alameda County Court and Community School programs with tough-to-teach students – those who were unable to succeed in a continuation school, let alone a traditional high school. Steve typified the teacher who went beyond the call of duty for his students. It was Steve who mounted a fund-raising drive to help one of his students, Donna, attend a state competition in Los Angeles where she won a top award in that competition and went on to earn a good living as a welder.

    It is in dedication to Steve’s advocacy for teachers and students, his love of life, and his competitive spirit that his colleagues strive to build and sustain The Butler Memorial Fund. Contributions are coordinated from the Alameda County Teachers Association, California School Employees Association, ACOE, and the California Teachers Associations to support Alameda County Court and Community School students.

    Award amounts vary depending on students’ needs. Awards can assist students in buying books, a professional suit for work, class expenses, conference or workshop fees, or a myriad of other items and activities. The committee guiding the Butler Memorial Fund desires that the awards will do for prospective recipients what Steve’s personal efforts did for his students.


    Please make donations to the Steve L. Butler Memorial Fund payable to the “ACOE Educational Partnerships Foundation” and write “Steve L. Butler Memorial Fund” on the memo line.

    Contributions are fully tax deductible (tax I.D. number: 91-2152166). One hundred percent of the money donated to the Fund is used for scholarships.

    Send checks to: ACOE Educational Partnerships Foundation, 313 West Winton Ave., Room 372, Hayward, CA 94544-1136.

    For questions regarding donations, please contact Lisa McCarty at 510-670-7667 or send an e-mail to lmccarty@acoe.org.

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