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The Vision & the Visionary:
A Night to Celebrate Science & Service

Jim Vidak, Tulare County Superintendent of Schools On November 17, 2018, a dinner fundraising event supporting the creation of the new UC Merced/SCICON Field Station was held at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. Dubbed The Vision & the Visionary: A Night to Celebrate Science & Service, the event also served to honor former Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak – whose vision it was to create the field station – for his 57 years of service to the students of Tulare County. The evening generated an additional $100,000 through a live auction of several vintage cars, trips, and jewelry; chance raffle; wine raffle; and additional donations.

The Tulare County Office of Education greatly appreciates everyone who supported The Vision & the Visionary: A Night to Celebrate Science & Service, including the organizations and individuals listed below. Their gifts helped to create a fitting celebration of former Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak's truly remarkable career.


The Vision & the Visionary Event Sponsors


Blue Oak Sponsors ($4,000)

Friends of SCICON

Lozano Smith, Attorneys at Law

Ruiz Catering

University of California, Merced


Manzanita Sponsors ($2,500)

Ball/Frost Group

Core Business Interiors

Dumont Printing

Office Depot


Sycamore Sponsors ($1,000)

ABC30

Buckman-Mitchell Insurance

Bush Construction

Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District

Rick & Randy Mitchell

ProYouth

John & Bernice Rodriguez

Tulare County Board of Supervisors

Universal Ethics

Visalia Unified School District




Tulare County Office of Education
UC Merced / SCICON Field Station
fieldstation@tcoe.org
6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277 · · phone: (559) 733-6302 · · fax: (559) 627-5219