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Business networking group gives tech grant to Pleasant Valley School 

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From the local BNI group are Randy Borden, from left, Lisa Bushong, Christina Reid, Charlie Daugherty, Shelly Borden, and Gilbert Campos.

Business Network International group donates $1,000

The Business Network International Foundation recently awarded a $1,000 grant to Pleasant Valley School in San Miguel. Since 1998, the BNI Foundation has been mobilizing resources and raising money for schools nationally and globally. Hundreds of schools have been awarded grants to help educators purchase items for the classrooms that aren’t able to be funded through the school districts. With the assistance of regional Executive Director Randy Borden, Pleasant Valley School received the grant funding to add much needed technology to their classrooms.

According to a school spokesman, “Pleasant Valley School is preparing their students for college and/or career readiness in the 21st century. The support from parents and community has helped the school increase the technology accessible to students. Generous donations from groups such as the Business Network International Foundation have helped the school upgrade internal networking capability, replace outdated computers and create a computer lab. Access to technology enhances the academic programs of our school; building computer literacy and providing alternative ways for students to access the core curriculum, problem solve, conduct research, and collaborate with others.”

Pleasant Valley School, within the Pleasant Valley Joint Union Elementary School District, is located at 7000 Ranchita Canyon in San Miguel, serving the rural community with Kindergarten through the 8th grade with 7 teachers and approximately 130 students.

The BNI Foundation was founded in 1998 by Ivan and Beth Misner. The Misner’s philosophy of Givers Gain® is promoted by members of the BNI networking chapters believing that giving kids quality education best impacts the world’s business climate. Since 1998, the BNI Foundation has given over $30 million to charities around the world. For more information, visit For local chapter information and membership opportunities for local, national and global businesses, contact Randy Borden at (805) 461-1892 or

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