San Diego Family Donates $5 Million to Monarch School

| June 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

New Campus to More Than Double its Current Student Population

Monarch School, the San Diego public K-12 school for children impacted by homelessness, received a generous $5 million donation from Nat and Flora Bosa toward the building of the school’s new campus. The state-of-the-art school, to be located just south of Petco Park at 1625 Newton Avenue, will be dedicated in the couple’s honor as the Monarch School Nat & Flora Bosa Campus.

“An investment in the children of our community is the best investment I could make,” said Nat Bosa, local philanthropist and CEO of Bosa Development. “Monarch’s students are just like any other children and yet they face challenges most of us cannot even comprehend. They deserve a school facility that can give them the tools they need to succeed. My wife and I are thrilled to be a part of the Monarch School family and to help these children and our community break the cycle of homelessness.”

Campus is expected to be completed in early 2013.

With an estimated 15,870 homeless students in San Diego County, according to the San Diego County Office of Education, Monarch’s new facility will greatly increase the school’s impact in the area.

“We are so thankful for the substantial and generous donation from Nat and Flora,” said Erin Spiewak, CEO of Monarch School. “The Bosa family’s contribution is an extraordinary gift to the future of Monarch School’s students. The entire Board, staff and all of our students couldn’t be more thrilled to begin a new chapter in a facility where these children can truly prosper.”

The donation pushes Monarch closer to completing its Capital Campaign for the massive remodel of a 51,000-square-foot old office space. The project began with a ground breaking in February and the Monarch School Nat & Flora Bosa Campus is expected to be completed in early 2013. To learn more about the school or ways to support its efforts, visit

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