Town Square

Post a New Topic

Palo Alto nonprofit funds education around the world

Original post made on Sep 13, 2013

Matt Severson his father, Denis Severson, and Paly friend Andrew Perrault launched The School Fund website, inviting people to support education in Africa by viewing profiles of individual students and providing school fees.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, September 15, 2013, 8:34 AM

Comments (8)

Posted by Barbara, a resident of Professorville
on Sep 16, 2013 at 10:17 am

It's heartening to learn about the outward-looking work started by these Palo Altans. The School Fund website demonstrates the partnerships between donors and the students they help. Well worth a look.
Web Link


Posted by Debbi, a resident of Nixon School
on Sep 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm

A great example of what our hometown students are capable of! So impressive.


Posted by carol, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 19, 2013 at 10:45 am

So impressive Matt. Keep up your wonderful work you have lots of support in this community.


Posted by Catharine Garber, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 19, 2013 at 11:00 am

Matt has done amazing work through The School Fund. If you want to learn more about The School Fund, I suggest you attend his fourth birthday celebration for his organization this Nov 3rd. You can let me know of your interest and I will forward you an invitation. Cath@fgy-arch.com


Posted by nienke, a resident of Professorville
on Sep 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm

I agree. It's an amazing and inspiring place in stark contrast to what we have grown up with and having lived in other parts of Europe, Africa is 'eye opening'. Well done with your venture!


Posted by Admirer, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:36 am

Great work done with a vision to support less fortnate people around the world! Very inspiring and motivating for us all. Good luck to you Matt and team.


Posted by Solon, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:53 pm

The reason they can not afford school is oppressive governments, elites seeking privilege, lack of fundamental Jude's-Christian value, religious o not, failure to spot western civilization values, lack of security , lack of public order, lack of choosing leaders, lak of integrity in courts police goverment and business, lackmof capitalism and private property which motivates people and honors their work, group or tribal identity Rther than inividuals identity, and superstition,ALL play a bigger role than "poverty" which is not n economic concept but a political one, and more a correlate than the cause.
Compare e g Texas once a part of Mexico, with adjacent Mexico. Same soil same water same sun sme people to a large extent, then compare above.


Posted by Solon, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:54 pm

And I am very very proud of Matt.


If you were a member and logged in you could track comments from this story.

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 5 comments | 2,319 views

Chai Brisket
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 1,637 views

Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 880 views

Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 641 views

SJSU Center for Steinbeck Studies to Honor Author Khaled Hosseini on Weds Sept 10
By Nick Taylor | 0 comments | 530 views