LANCASTER – During half-time ceremonies at the Lopes’ homecoming football game Friday night, University of Antelope Valley founders Marco and Sandra Johnson presented a $10,000 check to Antelope Valley High School.
The donation marks the sixth annual installment of a 10-year, $100,000 commitment the Johnsons made to their alma mater, Antelope Valley High School, to help support the athletics and performing arts departments.
“It’s hard to put into words how much the Johnson’s support has meant to our school, community and the students. They are an inspiration and excellent role models,” said Antelope Valley High School Vice Principal Brett D’Errico.
Antelope Valley High School Principal Jodie Radford said “AVHS alumni, Marco and Sandra Johnson, made a selfless pledge of support personally and financially. They have been instrumental in the success of AVHS donor program and their contributions have helped instill pride in our school through the support of arts and athletics. They are tangible examples of generosity, commitment, and pride in our school and community.”
The athletics and performing arts programs at AVHS were instrumental in training and development for the Johnsons. Marco saw his dream of becoming a professional football player in the NFL come true, and Sandra followed her dream and became a professional dancer.
“A portion of our foundation was built at AVHS, it’s where we learned hard work and dedication to self and teams,” said Marco Johnson. “We want each student today to have these same opportunities through athletics and performing arts.”
The Marco and Sandra Johnson Foundation is a charitable, nonprofit organization established to assist individuals and families in need throughout the Antelope Valley. The Foundation advances this mission primarily through its work to provide charitable services including but not limited to the promotion of education, scholarships, clothing and food provisions.
For more information on the Marco and Sandra Johnson Foundation, or how you or your business can become a contributing partner visit www.marcoandsandra.org.