March 18, 2005
A recent National Leaders Luncheon sponsored by the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce at the Queen Mary raised $5,450 dollars to assist needy students with school uniforms. The funds represent half of the luncheon proceeds, donated by the Chamber to the Long Beach Education Foundation. The keynote speaker at the luncheon was U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, who announced a $100,000 federal contribution to the school district. The funding will help pay for teacher and principal training, expanded college preparatory offerings and other high school initiatives.