The Alameda County Board of Supervisors, represented by Shawn Wilson, presented a Proclamation to the Pedrozzi Foundation at the 10-Year Anniversary event in September 2018.
The Proclamation acknowledges:
“Whereas, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors is honored to recognize the Pedrozzi Foundation as it celebrates its 10th anniversary on September 23, 2018; and
Whereas, in his passing, Mario Pedrozzi, a Swiss immigrant and Livermore businessman, gifted nearly all his assets to the Livermore community to establish the Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation. He identified two specific groups of eligible students as recipients of his generosity: Recipients were to be graduates of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District and seminarians at St. Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, CA, who were residents of Alameda County upon their high school graduation; and
Whereas, Mario Pedrozzi envisioned that his wealth could provide a means for students of all ages to achieve their educational and career goals. His objective was to promote higher education for a wide range of students who demonstrate desire, potential and promise for the future; and
Whereas, the Pedrozzi Foundation awards annual scholarships to graduates of high schools in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. Scholarships are available to eligible students of all ages, whose higher education goals range from vocational certifications to graduate degrees; and
Whereas, the first scholarships were awarded in 2008, and over the last 10 years, the Pedrozzi Foundation has awarded $3.6 million in scholarships to over 1000 Livermore graduates; and
Whereas, since the beginning, scholarships have been awarded in the following categories: Technical/Vocational, Community College, Undergraduate, and Graduate Studies; and
Whereas, in 2013, the Foundation established three additional eligibility categories: Veterans Scholarships, Opportunity Scholarships (low income, first-in-family to attend college), and Principal Nominations; and
Whereas, in 2014, the Foundation established the Outreach Committee which is responsible for identifying needs in the community and determining the most effective programs and services for the Foundation to offer support of its goal of helping to create a college- and career-bound culture amongst all Livermore students; and
Whereas, in addition to awarding scholarships, the Pedrozzi Foundation established the PSAT Initiative in partnership with the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. This initiative allows all sophomores in the district to take the test at no charge. The initiative helps promote a college- and career-bound culture across the school district; and
Whereas, the Pedrozzi Foundation recognized the importance of education and continues to fulfill its vision through goals that have expanded over time, responding to an ever-changing world and student needs.
Now, therefore, this Board of Supervisors, County of Alameda, State of California, does hereby recognize the 10th Anniversary of the Pedrozzi Foundation on the 23rd day of September 2018, and commends the Foundation for its commitment and dedication to supporting Livermore students through scholarships and college and career-bound programs; and
Furthermore, Supervisor Scott Haggerty, representing Livermore, extends his gratitude and appreciation to the Pedrozzi Foundation for their profound contribution to Livermore, Alameda County and Society as a whole.”