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Guided by their continuing devotion to Sunset High School, their recognition of a glaring need on the part of deserving Sunset students, and their desire to create a perpetual mechanism for responding to the need, four Sunset graduates provided the impetus for the creation of the Foundation.

In 1993, during the 40th reunion of the Class of '53 of Sunset, Joe Brooks, one of the Class members, offered to make a $5,000 scholarship contribution if the Class of '53 would match the gift. These funds would be used to start a permanently endowed scholarship fund, with the income generated being used to award college scholarships to future deserving graduates of Sunset.

Lee H. Smith, Class of '53, committed to lead efforts to match the $5,000 challenge gift. The Class of '53 responded generously, quickly meeting and exceeding the challenge.

Jerry G. Wilson, Class of '54 and James W. Rutledge, Class of '55, heard about the project and quickly committed to attempt to supplement any scholarship funds raised by the Class of 1953. Based on this immediate success, Lee, Jerry, and James decided to involve other Sunset classes and to form a foundation to ensure perpetual and proper management of the endowment fund.

As a result, The Sunset Foundation came into existence!

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