John Muir created a brand new school-wide Booster Club becoming the first middle school within the Burbank Unified School District to have one. Warner Bros. supported the idea and wanted to acknowledge and support the effort. The “Warner Brothers challenge grant” was established to provide an extra fundraising boost as an incentive for parents and individuals to join the efforts. Every cent of the $10,000 goal will go towards the modernization of the school’s auditorium.
A check presentation ceremony was held and it featured approximately 200 sixth and seventh graders along with performing arts students (drama, band, choir) singing “America the Beautiful” as well as a song created by the students and faculty specifically to express gratitude toward Warner Bros. for their support. Lisa Rawlins and Principal Greg Miller shared their thoughts and gratitude afterwards to everyone in attendance.
“I want to thank Warner Bros. for this large donation as well as the challenge they put before us to raise $10,000 in 60 days,” Miller said.
“This opportunity gave all John Muir families and students a chance to contribute to the modernization of the auditorium. This challenge grant was truly a rallying cry as our students, parents, staff and community answered the call and contributed more than $13,000 to ensure that the money would be matched. Whether through this matching grant or donations of material goods or the contribution of work, Warner Bros. is a great friend to the Burbank school community.”
“Warner Bros. is pleased to support Muir’s efforts in raising community awareness and money for the renovation of their auditorium,” said Lisa Rawlins, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Warner Bros. “We are proud to join the ranks of parents, students, neighbors, and businesses who recognize the need to support Burbank schools.”
Warner Brothers pledged to match any new funds raised by individuals, parents and the booster club up to $10k within 60 days, and Muir stepped up to the challenge!