Dear Costa Mesa Community,
Don’t let 2020’s most worthy students get neglected from the praise they deserve.
Every year, the Costa Mesa Chamber (and Community at large) honors our city’s talented and highest performing graduating seniors and notable local college students. Although we can’t have our annual dinner ceremony, we will not be deterred from honoring them. We invite you to participate in this year’s scholarship program by making a donation of any size. All funds raised will go to the Les Miller Sponsorship Program.
Our students thank you!
Please submit donation by May 15th, 2020.
Our program namesake, Les Miller, was a beloved and high-standing community member for the city of Costa Mesa. He became the first principal of Costa Mesa High in 1958, holding the position through 1963 when he moved over to work at the district office. He stayed active in both the education and sports worlds for years to come, all the way up till his passing in 1995. In 1991, OCC named Les its Citizen of the Year for his work and dedication on behalf of local students. In 1999 he was inducted into the Daily Pilot Sports Hall of Fame for his dedication to Newport-Mesa students and athletes. The following year, Costa Mesa High named its administration building in his honor.
Please note: Contributions to 501(c)(6) organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions on the donor’s federal income tax return. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business. Please consult with your tax consultant for further clarification on deducting your contribution as a business expense.