It’s true that visitors love La Jolla, California, for its world-class shopping, shimmering ocean views, beach and high culture, but for Tracy Trudeau, it is home. A home that he loves and supports through his work and community involvement.
Tracy Trudeau, branch manager of Rancho Financial Mortgage Center on Ivanhoe Avenue and a Skyline Home Loans loan officer, lives and works in La Jolla and has been recognized as the top mortgage banker there for the past three years in a row.
Even with his success in helping homebuyers fund the property of their dreams in one of the most sought after communities in California, it is his initiative to support the community – and its middle school – that has gotten him media attention.
Muirlands Middle School teachers and students are welcoming an influx of hundreds of books thanks to “Bookshelf,” a project launched by Trudeau. Trudeau is donating $10,000 to the Muirlands Foundation over the next four years to provide classrooms with books from every genre.
Throughout the year, and with input from students, teachers will submit lists of books they’d like to offer in their classroom libraries. School library tech Deb David will review the lists and have the luxury of granting most, if not all, requests through funds available by Bookshelf.
Over the next four years, Bookshelf will further enhance the choices students have when selecting literature for independent reading, class assignments and book clubs.
Eight-foot banners hanging on the streets of Ivanhoe further demonstrate his commitment to the community. Trudeau is one of several proud donors to The Jolla Village Merchants Association’s Sparkle & Shine campaign, which has now raised more than $54,000 to clean sidewalks and trash cans in the Village.
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