Derek Alexander Allen
Jun. 28, 1988 – Oct. 7, 2010


Derek died as a result of a fatal accident in San Francisco, October 7, 2010. His kind heart and creative spirit touched many lives. He graduated in 2006 from the Visual Arts Academy at Amador Valley High School.

To honor Derek's life and passion for the arts, the Derek A. Allen Memorial Fund was created to support AVHS Visual Arts Program, especially ceramics. First year donations brought in $3180... - which was used to purchase a display case to celebrate and feature the Student of the Month in Ceramics. A selection of Derek's work will be on display in the case as well.

A BIG thanks to all who contributed to the Fund for the last three years!

GOAL for 2014 is a whooping $6000 to purchase supplies and a new kiln for the Visual Arts Academy.

Donations may be made to AVHS Attn: Derek Allen's Memorial Fund.
[tax deductible receipts will be provided]

JOIN us for the Ride of Silence, San Francisco to promote bike safety. Derek Allen will be honored during this Ride!!!

The Derek Allen Memorial Visual Arts Display Case is housed at AVHS Administration building. Every month a student's work is displayed to exhibit our ongoing celebration of the arts and budding artists.

Ride of Silence May 21st 5:00 to 7:00pm
Departure - Sports Baseement
1590 Bryant St. (Corner of 15th and Bryant), San Francisco, CA.