What do you call a scenic 5K/10K and Kid’s 1 Mile along the Snohomish River with DJs every mile that’s preceded by a street fair, a barbecue, an ice cream eating contest, a carnival and a rockin’ night concert? KLA HA YA BEATS! Welcome to the newest Beats Run of 2016 and celebrate summer with some old fashion Snohomish Kla Ha Ya Days festival fun before the run. The native word “Kla Ha Ya” means “Welcome” and for over 100 years, families have gathered in Historic Downtown Snohomish to welcome summer and welcome visitors. Now it’s our turn to crank up the Beats and welcome YOU to run the 2016 Kla Ha Ya Beats Run.
A Strong Community, Growing Stronger
It was by serendipity that our two founding members, Marian Berge and Mal Harding, each just having returned from separate conferences, decided to join the buzz around school foundations. They recognized the long tradition of Snohomish support for its schools, and realized that creating a foundation was natural undertaking for this community. That was 1986. Since then, SEF’s efforts to broaden educational opportunities for students in the Snohomish School District have flourished. Learn more…
You can ensure a strong, healthy future for our children by supporting student success in Snohomish schools. Your support goes directly to classroom grants, scholarships, and program funding to help students reach their potential.
The Snohomish Education Foundation fosters learning by expanding opportunities for Snohomish School District students. Striving to expand opportunities while facing fluctuating state and local resources, we work year-round to connect with schools, get to know their needs, and raise funds to support them. We believe that opportunity and excellence in the schools ultimately strengthen the community.
Support the Success of Snohomish Students
You can help Snohomish School District students exceed their expectations by supporting one of our success programs.
This year we were able to award over 175 individual scholarships to Snohomish’s Glacier Peak, Snohomish and Aim High class of 2015 totaling $166,000.
Each year the Snohomish Education Foundation asks our teachers to “Imagine… the Future” and dream big – if they had the funding what could they or would they do.
Donations made to the Hansen Shoe Fund in 2015 will allow the Foundation to purchase more than 275 pairs of new shoes for our District’s children in 2015-2016.
Each year the Snohomish Education Foundation holds a fund drive and raises money for a specific Snohomish School District-wide program.
Attend a Snohomish Education Event
By involving and expanding our community, we generate proceeds that benefit schools and students.
May 24th at Glacier Peak High School
Annual Auction and Gala
October 1st at Tulalip Casino Resort
Directly Support, Sponsor, or Volunteer
There are many ways you can help. In addition to our events, we invite you to directly support our foundation or get involved by volunteering your time and expertise! Here are some ways to do it.
We offer a variety of year-long and event specific recognition benefits to our sponsors.
We rely on donors and volunteers like you to help us carry out our mission of Supporting Student Success by providing classroom grants, scholarships, and program funding to help students reach their potential.