The late Ernest Kimme would want each of us to give what we can, $1 to $10 to $100 or more, something, to a fundraiser that directly benefits classroom teachers and their students.
But today is the last day this year to donate to one of his education-oriented legacies, The Kimme Challenge.
Any dollar amount donated up to $10,000 to the nonprofit Vacaville Public Education Foundation will be matched dollar for dollar, part of an annual effort to support public education in Vacaville.
Kimme — a longtime classroom teacher, civic leader, Reporter columnist and philanthropist — started the challenge 13 years ago. He died Aug. 12, 2015, at age 60, of complications from radiation treatment.
Challenge leaders at the foundation said the tax-deductible donations will be doubled by an anonymous donor, then issued this year as grants to Vacaville Unified teachers and students.