Anila Ali Elected Irvine Schools Foundation Board Member


Anila Ali with Barak Obama

Irvine, CA:  The Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) has announced the election of Anila Ali, Michael L. Halpern and Robin Lubitz to its Board of Trustees.

Anila Ali, an English teacher at Will Rogers Middle School, is a member of the Council of Pakistan American Affairs (COPAA) and has several years of experience organizing non-profit fundraising.  Ms. Ali also has ten years of experience in developing “results oriented” curriculum to demonstrate how education can cut across barriers of race, religion, and socio-economic status.  She earned a Masters in Education at Concordia University in Irvine, a Masters in English Literature and Bachelors in English at Karachi University in Pakistan.

“We are very excited to have new board members with such diverse backgrounds.  Their dedication and enthusiasm to support public education along with expertise in fundraising will be extremely beneficial to our team.  We are proud and fortunate to have them join our Board of Trustees,” said Jerry Mandel, CEO of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation.

The mission of the Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) is to provide community and corporate funding in support of public education and to manage child development and education programs in partnership with the Irvine Unified School District.  IPSF is one of the largest public schools foundations in California, generating more than $4 million annually.  To find out more information about IPSF, please visit




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