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2017 Sandy Liu Community Service Leadership Award Nominations Open


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Individuals making major contributions to the quality of education for students within the Cupertino Union School District (CUSD) during the 2016 calendar year are eligible to be nominated for the 4th  Annual 2017 Sandy Liu Community Service Leadership Award.

The Sandy Liu Community Service Leadership Award honors a member of our local community who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in service to the children of CUSD.

Sandy Liu was a visionary leader within both the Blue Hills Elementary School and CUSD communities. A loving mother of two, Sandy passionately dedicated her life to improving the quality of education for all children.

In 2010 she played an instrumental role in leading the “Their Future is Now” campaign, a collaborative effort of parents, local businesses, local leadership, CUSD, and CEEF which raised $2.5M in 2.5 months to retain 115 K-8 teachers, prevent K-8 teacher reshuffling, and maintain a 20:1 class size ratio in Grades 1 – 3 district-wide.

The winner of the 4th Annual Sandy Liu Community Service Leadership Award will be formally acknowledged at CEEF’s 32nd  annual Gala, “Springtime in Paris,” to be held at the Fairmont San Jose on March 18th, 2017. The awardee will receive a ticket to the Gala, as well as a $1,000 award to be allocated to an educational program within CUSD of her/his choice.


Any person, agency, or organization is encouraged to submit nominations of individuals for consideration for this award.  A committee comprised of representatives of CEEF, CUSD, and community members at large will review all nominations and select a winner.


Nominations must be submitted by no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, January 27th, 2017 in order to be considered.

For additional information, please contact CEEF President and Award Selection Committee Chair, Karen Rizkalla, at