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ChildrenAmin Fazal is appointed new CEO of Milpitas Community Educational Endowment

Amin Fazal is appointed new CEO of Milpitas Community Educational Endowment

The Milpitas Community Educational Endowment (MCEE) this week announced key changes to its staff…

At a recent board meeting, MCEE appointed Amin Fazal as its next CEO. Fazal will be replacing Robert Jung, who will continue to be involved, holding the title of Founder while serving as a Board advisor absent a vote. Likewise, Jung will continue to serve as MCEE’s investment manager while still doing volunteer work there. 

The above changes shall go into effect on July 1, 2022 – the start of the next fiscal year.

In the meantime, Fazal is already active as the organization’s Vice President, a role he’s held for three years now. Said Fazal in a statement, “Serving in a leadership role for MCEE will allow me to continue supporting our kids and bringing them programs that really matter to them.”

Jung added, “We are very fortunate to have Amin take on the leadership role for MCEE, as he shares my vision of having this organization be community-driven to support our kids and provide them growth opportunities. When I first started this organization, it was always my vision to run it for no more than 10 years, and here we are at 13 years and running, and I’m still at the helm. It is time for the organization to realize my last goal of truly passing it to the community where it really belongs.”

Fazal and Jung served together on the Milpitas Unified School District’s (MUSD) Board of Education from 2017-2018. After Board Vice President Danny Lau passed away in 2017, Fazal was appointed to serve out the remainder of Lau’s term. Jung was selected in 2017, after Bob Nunez vacated his Board seat to serve on the Milpitas City Council.

Swati Shah, who has been Milpitas High School’s PTSA President for the past two years, was also welcomed onto the Board. Said Jung of Swati, “Her insights as a parent and working with young kids will be valuable as we look at new programs for the community.”

At present, noteworthy MCEE programs include…

 

  • Building the endowment from $100K to $200K by 2024 (a goal that they say is in reach)
  • Continue their commitment to the annual MUSD grant of $5K, with hopes of doubling it in 2024
  • Continue the Danny Lau Memorial Scholarship through 2024
  • Continue their partnership with MUSD on programs such as the STEAM showcase
  • Continue the MAGIC program for middle school girls

 

Upon convening in the fiscal new year, the new board will add more programs and objectives to the above.

 

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Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro
Eric Shapiro is a writer & filmmaker. As a screenwriter, he’s won a Fade In Award and written numerous feature films in development by companies including WWE, Mandalay Sports Media, Game1, and Select Films. He is also the resident script doctor for Rebel Six Films (producers of A&E’s “Hoarders”). As a journalist, Eric’s won a California Journalism Award and is co-owner and editor of The Milpitas Beat, a Silicon Valley newspaper with tens of thousands of monthly readers that has won the Golden Quill Award as well as the John Swett Award for Media Excellence. As a filmmaker, Eric’s directed award-winning feature films that have premiered at the Fantasia Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Shriekfest, and been endorsed by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Eric’s apocalyptic novella “It’s Only Temporary” appears next to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” on Nightmare Magazine’s list of the 100 Best Horror Novels of All Time. He lives in Northern California with his wife, Rhoda, and their two sons.

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