by KELLEY GUSICH  | photos by Spark Photography

When Carey Sorel came to the Davidson Communities at 4S Ranch ten years ago, he probably didn’t envision himself as the President of a Foundation. But the ten years have brought many changes, including the entry of his two boys Michael, 15, and Jack, 12, into Oak Valley Middle School. The changes in our country’s economy have brought about the increasing need for families to be involved in raising funds to help their schools – and Sorel has risen to the challenge. After volunteering at the fall Casino event in 2011, he became secretary of the OVMS Falcon Foundation which led directly to his active role as President of the Foundation.

What is Carey Sorel’s role as Foundation President? “My role is to head up the fundraising for Oak Valley Middle School. I am responsible for all events and I serve as liason between the Principal and the great families within 4S Ranch,” explained Carey.

The Foundation has a fundraising target of $80,000 per year and they are championing technology improvements for the students. They’ve already accomplished some innovative technological additions to the campus, such as a 40 iPad mobile lab which can transport from classroom to classroom as needed.

Carey’s professional trade in the software industry – supporting large Enterprise clients across the country – means he truly understands and appreciates the need for technology in the schools. As the new Falcon Foundation

President it is Carey’s goal to bridge the gap between budget cuts and the funding that is needed for the school. An upcoming event that will further this goal is the fall event on September 29th at the Del Sur Ranch House. “We are targeting 250 attendees,” said Carey, “and we encourage all students’ families to take part. We would like to see more diversity when it comes to event participation and donations.”

Carey leads an active lifestyle in San Diego, with his son Michael playing travel ice hockey for the San Diego Gulls, with him managing and coaching his son Jack’s Little League team for the past seven years and now dedicating his efforts as the OVMS Falcon Foundation President for the 2012-2013 school year. He is wearing many hats as a 92127 resident, so Carey, we tip our hat to you!

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Full name: C. Carey Sorel
Residence:  Davidson Communities
Affiliations: Oak Valley Falcon Foundation/4SRLL
Occupation: Application Sales Director
Family: Michael(15) Jack (12)

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