Tag: 2009

14th Grand Slam for Children presented by Genworth Financial

August 25, 2014 events Comments Off

The evening raised nearly $8 million and announced a $7.5 million pledge from the Engelstad Family Foundation to kick off the Engelstad Family Sponsor Our Students Campaign. Entertainers included Lionel Richie, Tim McGraw, Dane Cook, Daughtry, Brian McKnight, Macy Gray, and many others with the musical direction of David Foster.


Sustainable Solar Energy

August 22, 2014 legislation Comments Off

With the assistance of the Nevada federal delegation, AAFE begins a renewable energy initiative with the installation of a new, solar energy system at Agassi Prep. Kids are inspired, spirits are up and energy bills are down.


Legislative Victories

August 22, 2014 legislation Comments Off

AAFE’s state policy initiatives result in the passage of 3 bills: SB 391 allows Agassi Prep to further its mission of serving underserved youth; AB 393 allows employees to enroll their children at Agassi Prep and a seamless transition for children enrolled in an affiliated Pre-K program; and AB 488 gives it additional flexibility to hire “critical need” positions.

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What’s in a Name?

August 22, 2014 other Comments Off

With an ever greater focus on education, the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation changes its name to the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and launches a new mission, logo and website.


Andre honored at the US Open

August 22, 2014 andre agassi Comments Off

The Opening Night Ceremony for the 2009 US Open celebrates athletes who give back, featuring Andre Agassi as well as Doug Flutie, Mia Hamm and David Robinson. The evening highlights the AAFE’s efforts in education, including Agassi Prep. The ceremony is broadcast live on ESPN2.


Agassi Prep deemed “High Achieving”

August 22, 2014 agassi prep Comments Off

Agassi Prep’s elementary, middle and high schools all receive ”High Achieving” designations from the State of Nevada Dept. of Education. “High Achieving” means a school has exceeded expectations for performance and/or significantly reduced the percentage of non-proficient students.


Agassi Prep Graduates First Senior Class

August 22, 2014 agassi prep Comments Off

Agassi Prep graduates its first class on June 12, 2009 with a 100% college acceptance rate. The festivities conclude with a ceremony symbolic of the graduates entering the future. The seniors cross a bridge specifically designed for this event and are pronounced the Class of 2009.