WHY WE GIVE TO PEF
Longtime Palos Verdes residents Chris and Gill Moore have lived in Palos Verdes for 56 years. They raised two daughters, Kia (Conn) and Carrie (McKay), on the hill who attended Montemalaga Elementary School, Malaga Cove School and Palos Verdes High School. In addition, they have four grandchildren, two of them (Stephanie and Johnny), who grew up going to schools in the PVPUSD.
Chris Moore was a member of the PVPUSD Board of Education from 1973-1978 and a member of the PEF Board of Trustees from 1980-84. Deep-rooted in our community, Chris and Gill are loyal and committed supporters of public education. “My wife and I moved to Palos Verdes long ago because of the outstanding schools and community,“ said Chris. “We continue to give to PEF so that the current and future families can benefit from our excellent schools. Our top-rated schools are what makes Palos Verdes such a special place.”
With the support of alumni donors like Chris and Gill Moore, PEF is able to promote academic excellence, innovation and provide sustained financial support to PVPUSD.
With a senior at Peninsula High School, Junah and Bada are aware of the importance of the College and Career Center. “There are so many questions that come up about the college application process, letters of recommendations and college visits. We are so glad that the CCC is available for students and parents. My husband and I prioritize giving to PEF because we can support such an important service.”
We are thankful for our school family supporters who donate each year to PEF. Your commitment helps to provide a rich academic environment and strengthens our children’s educational experience. If you would like to donate to PEF, please go to pvpef.org.
Dianna Chooljian, M.D. and Jeffrey Gunzenhauser, M.D. are supportive PEF donors who still donate year after year, even after their kids are grown and are out of the district. They continue to live in the community and appreciate the quality of PV schools.
Dianna and Jeffrey met in medical school in Washington DC., retired from the military and set up private practice in Southern California. After carefully researching school districts throughout Los Angeles for their family, they chose Palos Verdes and are very happy they did. Their two children attended PVIS and PVHS and were active in sports and school programs. Their oldest, Robert, ran varsity track all four years and participated in MUN, Mock Trial and Academic Decathlon. He has since graduated from Harvard and Wake Forest Medical School. Their youngest, Christina, played on the JV and varsity tennis teams and participated in MUN, Mock Trial and PVHS Science Club (state finalist). She has since graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and UPENN Law School.
Dianna and Jeffrey continue to support PEF because they are strong advocates of education. They know the positive impact schools and supporting programs can make in children’s lives. They draw motivation from the Winston Churchill quote, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”PEF thanks Dianna and Jeffrey for their long-time support of education and our PVPUSD students.