SEF Announcement of Director Job Posting

by admin on November 17, 2014 · 0 comments

The Snohomish Education Foundation is now accepting applications for the position of Director of the foundation.

We are looking for a high energy self-starter who is well connected to the Snohomish Community and shares a passion for supporting education. The job requirements include:

  • 4 year college degree
  • Basic level proficiency in computer skills, including knowledge of working with spread sheets, data base entry, communication / publication software, and web site and social media site content maintenance
  • Demonstrated proficiency with oral and written communications
  • Basic level knowledge & skills with financial accounting
  • A passion for supporting public education
  • A commitment to the Snohomish community
  • A “high energy self-starter” with demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to form and maintain relationships across a diverse array of people
  • Flexibility to work during “nontraditional business hours” -including several evenings per month to attend scheduled board or committee meetings.
  • Experience working with or for a Not for Profit Foundation, and leading/ mobilizing volunteers
  • Previous experience with managing projects or event planning
  • Previous experience managing support staff

We have a preference for candidates with experience in the following areas:

  • Previous experience working with a not for profit foundation at the director or trustee level
  • Knowledge /experience in the fields of grant writing, donor data base management, and fund raising
  • Knowledge /experience with Marketing and/or Public Relations

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter that addresses their experience and qualifications to:

By mail:  Snohomish Education Foundation
P.O. Box 1312
Snohomish, WA 98291

Or, by email:

Please follow this link to the Director Job Description. We anticipate that we will be contacting qualified candidates for interviews around mid-December.  Please contact Sandy at 360-568-5292 for any questions relative to the application process.


Today the Snohomish Education Foundation announced that Sandy Bartel Tennant plans to step down as the Director of the Foundation.  Sandy has worked for the Foundation for the last three years serving first as the Office Manager and then it’s Director.  “My years with the Foundation have been richly rewarding.  I have been honored to be a part of an organization that shares my passion for and commitment to education,” said Sandy. “I plan to remain actively involved with the Foundation as a volunteer, donor and as the Foundation’s #1 fan, but am looking forward to other opportunities that provide me an improved work-life balance.”

The Snohomish Education Foundation Board of Trustees extends many thanks to Sandy for her years of service.  “Sandy has been instrumental in the many successes the Foundation has achieved over the past several years, including an interactive and improved website, the launch of the Foundation’s 5-K Teacher Appreciation Event, and improved community awareness,” said Foundation President Cathy Reines.   “Sandy’s leadership and many contributions as our director will be greatly missed,” Reines continued.

“The Board of Trustees has taken this opportunity to reevaluate the duties and responsibilities of the director position with its eye on the future of the Foundation,” said Vice-President Patty Venema.  “With growth of the Foundation as our #1 priority, the Director job description has been rewritten to facilitate our strategic goals and to continue the progress made under Sandy’s direction,” continued Venema.

Sandy will remain in her current position while the Foundation Board seeks a new Director.  The Foundation plans to post the new Director Position on its website on Monday, November 17, 2014. The Foundation requests that potential applicants refrain from applying until they review the positions description and criteria.


Snohomish Education Foundation is now accepting Classroom Grant applications. District staff and parent volunteers (with your principal’s authorization), submit your applications by December 31, 2014 to take advantage of this opportunity. 2014 Awards include:

  • Precision Balances for Science Classes
  • Snohomish Book Café
  • Robotics Programs
  • Pottery Wheels for Ceramics Classes
  • Life Skills Programs

And so many more! In total, 89 grants for teacher-inspired programs were awarded last year. Don’t miss your chance to be an innovator in the classroom. Get your application here.




Snohomish Education Foundation Hosts

by admin on October 17, 2014 · 0 comments

“Imagine… the impact you can make!” Fundraising Auction

On October 4, 2014 Snohomish Education Foundation hosted its “Imagine… the impact you can make!” Annual Fundraising Auction at the Tulalip Casino Resort. This event grossed over $168,500. The evening began with a competitive and energized silent auction, followed with a performance by Glacier Peak High School’s Brass Quintet, and a night of frenzied live auction bidding. During the fund a need portion of the evening Emerson Principal, Craig Church, shared the many programs the Foundation has provided funding for over the years and the positive impact it has had on his students and teachers. Grant Duffy, Glacier Peak High School Senior also shared the phenomenal opportunities he has been provided through the District’s cutting edge Machining Pathways program and how these opportunities have encouraged him, his peers and future Snohomish students to go forth and make a difference in the World.

“Thanks to our many generous donors, corporate sponsors, and volunteers this evening was a great success.” stated Patty Venema, Auction Co-Chair. “The funds donated today make a lasting impact on the students of tomorrow, our community as a whole and globally. The monies raised will allow us to continue funding our District-wide projects, Classroom Grant, Scholarship, and Hansen Shoe Fund programs.”

The Foundation extends a special thank you to our Premier sponsors that made this annual event a huge success: SBI, Boeing, and Mountain Pacific Bank.

The Foundation sincerely thanks Auction attendees, our corporate partners and our growing list of supporters for the key role they play in Supporting Student Success. Thank you to Annual Sponsors: SBI, Boeing, Mountain Pacific Bank, Sodexo, Beresford, Coastal Community Bank, Heritage Bank, Kirtley Cole, Columbia Bank, Comcast, Dykeman Architecture, Foster Pepper LLP, Harvey Airfield, Ideal Communications, and McDaniel’s Do-it Center and our Event Sponsors: Chinook Lumber, TC Hyatt/John L Scott, McKinstry, and NAC Architecture.

“We are happy to be able to provide support to a Foundation that falls in line with our corporate values and sees the value and vision of providing cutting edge technology education in public schools.” Said Doctorate Level Sponsor SBI CEO, Raymond Near, “Imagine… the edge the students of Snohomish are being provided.”

About Snohomish Education Foundation
The Snohomish Education Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting student success. As a community-based organization, we rely on donors and volunteers to help us carry out our mission of fostering learning by providing opportunities.


Tickets on sale now!

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Check out our Spring 2014 Newsletter!

by admin on June 18, 2014 · 0 comments

Snohomish Education Foundation Spring 2014 Newsletter

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What you will find inside:

    • Interview with Snohomish School District Biotech Students
    • Scholarship Information
    • 2014 5K & Teacher Appreciation Slideshow Photo Gallery








Thank you for joining us for our 1st 5k Teacher Appreciation and Street Fair!  You can view a gallery of pictures from the event at


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2014 Fundraising Breakfast

January 3, 2014

  “Imagine… your Fingerprints on their Future!” Fundraising Breakfast raises record $56,000 Over 350 community members gathered at the newly remodeled Snohomish High School to raise money for Snohomish School District students and to gain awareness about the programs the Snohomish Education Foundation provides to support student success within the District. The event raised a […]

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Snohomish Education Foundation’s Fall 2013 Newsletter

November 22, 2013

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“Imagine… Hopes & Dreams Realized”

October 17, 2013

Snohomish Education Foundation Hosts “Imagine… Hopes & Dreams Realized” Fundraising Auction On September 28, 2013 Snohomish Education Foundation hosted its “Imagine… Hopes & Dreams Realized” Annual Fundraising Auction at the Tulalip Casino Resort. This event grossed over $162,400 and netted nearly $10,000 more than last year’s celebration. The evening began with a lively, rousing opening […]

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“Imagine… Hopes & Dreams Realized” Auction

September 20, 2013

Follow the link below to preview our 2013 “Imagine… Hopes & Dreams Realized” Auction Catalog. 2013 Catalog  

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Tickets on Sale Now!

July 30, 2013
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Snohomish Education Foundation Administers a Record Amount of Scholarships Awarded to Snohomish School District Students

May 20, 2013

The Snohomish Education Foundation is proud to announce that a record $203,049 in scholarship dollars will be awarded to the Snohomish School District class of 2013 graduating seniors. This amount is comprised of 179 individual awards provided to exceptional students. This amount represents a 34% dollar increase over last year. These scholarships were funded by […]

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Fundraising Breakfast raises record $53,000

March 15, 2013

“Imagine… all the places they will go!”    325 community members gathered at the newly remodeled Valley View Middle School to raise money for Snohomish School District students and to gain awareness about the programs the Snohomish Foundation provides.  The theme for this year’s Breakfast was “Imagine… all the places they will go!” Following the theme […]

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Snohomish Education Foundation Awards nearly $65,000 in Classroom Grants to Snohomish School District Educators

March 1, 2013

Each year the Snohomish Education Foundation offers district educators the opportunity to submit innovative ideas to educate, motivate, and stimulate the young minds in our community. We are proud to announce that this year the Foundation awarded nearly $65,000 in Classroom Grants in response to the many amazing ideas submitted. These eighty-nine grants are a […]

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Snohomish Education Foundation Gives $35,115 to the Pathways Program

December 18, 2012

The Snohomish Education Foundation has awarded a District Partnership Grant to the Snohomish School District in the amount of $35,115. Monies will go towards the purchase of 3D printers and supplies to assist the Snohomish School District in extending the current High School Pathways Program into the District’s Middle Schools. The Pathways Program is a […]

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Imagine… All the Places They’ll Go!

December 5, 2012

Join us for Breakfast on Friday, March 8, 2013 at Valley View Middle School. RSVP today at

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October 23, 2012
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Snohomish Education Foundation Annual Fundraiser Celebrates Record Donations & Attendance

October 22, 2012

On October 6, 2012 Snohomish Education Foundation hosted its “Imagine… the Future” Annual Fundraising Auction at the Tulalip Casino Resort. The event grossed over $170,000 and sold out at a record 350 attendees. The live auction was opened with a rousing performance by the Glacier Peak High School’s percussion marching band and auctioneer Jim Dever […]

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Armstrong Golf Tournament draws biggest field ever

September 20, 2012

The seventh-annual Armstrong Memorial Golf Tournament drew its biggest field ever, with 123 golfers taking part in the Aug. 17 event at Snohomish Public Golf Course to help secure the continued presence of the Coach Armstrong Memorial Scholarship at Snohomish and Glacier Peak high schools. Armstrong, who died in 1999, compiled a legendary career at […]

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Snohomish Education Foundation Administers a Record Amount of Scholarships

June 7, 2012

2012 Snohomish School District graduating seniors are awarded a record $152,000 in scholarships administered by the Snohomish Education Foundation! This amount is comprised of 155 individual awards provided to exceptional students. These scholarships were funded by a combination of local businesses, community organizations, community members and the Snohomish Education Foundation. The Snohomish Education Foundation sincerely […]

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Snohomish Students Empty Their Piggy Banks to Change Lives

May 2, 2012

April 16, 2012 The Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) sincerely thanks District schools, teachers and students for raising $3,525 in February and March through the Changing Lives Challenge. Students, teachers and even many parents generously contributed their own change to SEF’s Hansen Shoe Fund, buying shoes for children in our community. Thank you to our schools […]

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Snohomish Education Foundation Donors Contribute $47,000+ at this year’s Annual Breakfast for Snohomish Students

April 6, 2012

On Thursday, March 15th nearly 400 community members gathered at Glacier Peak High School to raise money for Snohomish School District students.  The generosity of donors at the event provided the Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) with funding to continue its mission of fostering learning by expanding opportunities for Snohomish School District students.  SEF provides classroom […]

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Rise and Shine at our 2012 “Foundation for Success” Breakfast

February 28, 2012

Please join us for our 3rd annual Fundraising Breakfast in the Commons at Glacier Peak High School on Thursday, March 15, from 7:30-8:30AM. Doors open at 7AM and JROTC students will help direct parking. Call 360-568-5292 to RSVP or if you have questions (leave a message for a call back) or email This year’s speakers […]

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Live Auction Sneak Preview!

October 10, 2011

Less than a week to go!  Our talented live auction committeee put together some really amazing items this year ! Of the 34 items up for bid , 19 are brand new experiences, many of which you won’t see anywhere else. Check out a listing of our live auction items here and plan your bidding […]

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Live Auction Preview! Lakeside Afternoon of Relaxation for 8

September 26, 2011

Up for bid at our Annual Auction October 15th, the “Lakeside Afternoon for 8″ provides a break from it all with feasting and relaxation. Sit shore-side at Flowing Lake, sipping beverages on the sprawling decks of this 10,000-square-foot chateau. Watch water sports—or enjoy them yourself. Chef Jorge Gonzalez and his team from Pallino Woodinville will prepare award-winning paella, exquisite hors d’oeuvres, […]

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Eileen and Keith Gilbertson Memorial Endowment Fund

July 25, 2011

Snohomish Education Foundation is partnering with the Gilbertson family to endow two new Snohomish High School scholarships. If you knew Keith, then you’ll probably enjoy taking a minute to remember him. You can share your thoughts and stories about this inspiring coach by adding comments. Or honor his memory by making a donation to help us permanently endow […]

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Farm-to-Table Auction Prize: Redux

July 15, 2011

Luca loves to cook! Light rain fell amid sparkling sunshine on a typical Northwest evening at Dan and Darlene Huntington’s home,  July 13. Ten guests gathered for a stroll through the Huntingtons’ storybook gardens before enjoying their hard-won Farm-to-Table Dinner prize–a delicious token of their support for student success. Chef Luca Nasti, owner of Luca’s Pizzeria Ristorante in […]

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Rise and Shine to Support Student Success

March 3, 2011

Start your day with a cause at the SEF annual fundraising breakfast, April 12, 7:30-8:30 AM, in the new Snohomish High School cafeteria. Learn more!  

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Congratulations, 2011 SEF Grant Recipients!

January 27, 2011

You are invited to A CELEBRATION: The annual awarding of Learning Grants from The Snohomish Education Foundation to  66 teachers & staff of the Snohomish School District. 38 grants will be awarded at the Resource & Service Center, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM. See what’s being awarded.

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Grant Applications Due December 31

December 15, 2010

Fund innovation in the classroom with a SEF grant! District staff and parent volunteers (with your principal’s authorization),  submit your applications by December 31 to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your classroom and teaching experience. Last year we underwrote: Library books Day of the Arts event Video recorders/flip camcorders Senteo student response systems Projector microscopes Geography and […]

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Auction Results!

December 10, 2010

This year’s Auction raised over $110,000! Thank you to all of our sponsors, friends and community for your wonderful support! Your generous donations will lend directly to our mission of supporting student success—enhancing school programs and classroom environments, and funding continuing education opportunities for Snohomish students. Get more Auction details. New to the Snohomish Education Foundation? Learn about us!

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Are You Coming to the Auction, November 13?

November 4, 2010

There’s still time to order tickets! Prepare to be dazzled by the variety of items up for live and silent bid, including a “Mystery European Vacation”. Get your last peek now!

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2010 Auction—More Sneak Peeks!

November 1, 2010

This year’s Auction is going to be fabulous! Live-bid items are streaming in, and they’re incredible. Bid on regional getaways, custom-baked goods, and more. See what it’s all about.  Where do the proceeds go, you ask? Find out here.

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School District Shouts Out for SEF

October 26, 2010

For 25 years, the Snohomish Education Foundation has helped teachers and students reach for their dreams. The Snohomish School District highlights our efforts in its Fall 2010 School Views newsletter. Read the article.

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Auction Items Sneak Peek!

October 22, 2010

Attend our 2010 Annual Auction and have the chance to bid on “New Experiences” like a Garden Transformation, a Farm-to-Table Dinner, a Super Bowl Party for 20, and more! Get details.

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Welcome to the New Snohomish Education Foundation Website!

October 11, 2010

And welcome to your new SEF community hub! Our goal is to tell the story of who we serve—the students and educators of the Snohomish School District—and our donors. We’ll do this by posting news about our programs and events and their results, and by providing an opportunity for you to participate. Right now we’re […]

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