2017 Annual Fundraising Auction Results

“We are overwhelmed by the support we received this year at our auction,” said Snohomish Education Foundation President, Robin Stefanson. “The amount of people and energy in the room was inspiring. Our community truly supports the education of our students and this event highlights that commitment.” We are so excited to share with you that the 2017 “Imagine…Igniting the Power …

SNOHOMISH EDUCATION FOUNDATION THANKS THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER $165,000.00 IN SCHOLARSHIPS!

Describing this year’s Snohomish School District graduates as “exceptional”, the Snohomish Education Foundation announced that through fundraising and community donations it has awarded 165 scholarships totaling more than $165,000 to a combined total of 118 seniors from the three high schools, AIM, Snohomish High School and Glacier Peak High School. SEF especially thanks our community sponsors who award scholarships through …

Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) seeks Executive Director

Director, Sherri Williams, will be retiring the end of 2017. A search is now in place for a new Executive Director for this fall; the SEF board is accepting letters of interest now. At the end of 2017, Sherri Williams will step down from what she describes as “the most rewarding job I’ve ever had!” Ending her career of 35 …

Snohomish Education Foundation awards $165,000.00 in Scholarships to Snohomish School District students

$165,000.00 in college scholarships were awarded to 165 graduating seniors from 77 different scholarship funds administered by The Snohomish Education Foundation. These funds are a combined total of funds raised by Snohomish Education Foundation and community groups who fund their scholarship through SEF. Committee Chair, Carol Robinson, commented that “the support of our community is amazing and gives our students the …

SEF ANNOUNCES NEW TRUSTEE

The Snohomish Education Foundation staff and trustees are happy to announce the appointment of Mary Waggoner as the newest Trustee to join the organization.  Mary Waggoner recently retired from Everett Public School District where she worked in public relations and communications.  Mary has spent 20+ years of her career working with K-12 in public education in Washington and has been …

“Imagine…Igniting the Power of Learning” Snohomish Education Foundation 2017 Annual Fundraising Breakfast reaches record donations of $69,000

The community came together and generously donated a record $69,000.00 to the Snohomish Education Foundation at the Annual SEF Breakfast held at Glacier Peak High School.  This event raises funds for Snohomish School District student programs in K-12 and college scholarships for graduating seniors, classroom grants, computer science programs and the Summer Arts & Science Academy.  Robin Stefanson, Board President, …

Snohomish Education Foundation Awards $69,500 in Classroom Grants

The Snohomish Education Foundation awarded 121 classroom grants totaling just over $69,500.00 for 2017.  86% of the applications received for classroom grants were awarded with either partial or full funding. Steve Thomas, Chairman of the classroom grant committee, stated, “with the support of our community, families, businesses and community organizations, classroom grants were awarded to each school in our district …

Great community support shown for Annual James Hansen Memorial Shoe Fund

Thanks to the generous support of our schools, students, staff, parents and the community, Snohomish Education Foundation announces another great year of donations for the James Hanson Memorial Shoe Fund campaign. The campaign ran from Feb 23 – March 3, 2017.  100% of proceeds raised from this campaign go to the James Hansen Memorial Shoe Fund.  Nearly $10,000.00 was raised …

The Snohomish Education Foundation staff and trustees are happy to announce the appointment of four new trustees.

The Snohomish Education Foundation is working hard to extend its reach and include engaging new community leaders to promote and support student success by fulfilling the mission of the organization to “expand learning opportunities for Snohomish School District students”. Louise Hanson is a Certified Public Accountant and Partner with Moss Adams and works in the Greater Seattle area. Louise brings …

“Remember the past, celebrate the present and IMAGINE…the next 30!” Snohomish Education Foundation 2016 Annual Fundraising Breakfast record attendance raising $63,000.00

  Celebrating 30 years of service, the Snohomish Education Foundation had a record attendance of over 320 community members who gathered at Glacier Peak High School.  The Annual Fundraising Breakfast raises funds for Snohomish School District student programs and college scholarships for graduating seniors.  Guests participated in the celebration and heard about the many ways the Snohomish Education Foundation supports …

Kla Ha Ya Days Honors Snohomish Education Foundation

In celebration of the Foundation’s 30th Anniversary, co-founders, Marian Berge and Mal Harding, are the parade grand marshals July 16th at 10:30 a.m. Snohomish, WA June 15, 2016 – In 1986 The Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) was co-founded by Marian Berge and Mal Harding. Kla Ha Ya Days celebrates the Foundation’s 30th Anniversary with Berge and Harding leading the annual …

Great community support shown for Annual James Hansen Memorial Shoe Fund

Thanks to the generous support of our schools, students, staff, parents and the community, Snohomish Education Foundation announces another great year of donations for the James Hansen Memorial Shoe Fund campaign. This campaign ran from February 25 – March 4.  100% of proceeds raised from this campaign go to the James Hansen Memorial Shoe Fund.  Over $12,500 was raised in the …

Snohomish Education Foundation and Hour of Code featured in the Snohomish County Tribune

SEF and “Hour of Code” featured in the Snohomish County Tribune. Melanie Russell photo. Posted by Snohomish Education Foundation on Friday, December 18, 2015

Snohomish School District Summer Arts & Sciences Program and Reading-Readiness Program Receive $40,000 combined total from Snohomish Education Foundation

Due to the outstanding fundraising efforts of Snohomish Education Foundation and generous donations from motivated community members in 2015, Snohomish Education recently donated $20,000.00 to the Summer Arts & Science Academy and $20,000.00 to the ECEAP Preschool-Third Grade Reading Readiness Program with the Snohomish School District. The $20,000.00 for the Summer Arts & Science Academy allowed for scholarships to low-income …

Partnership of Public Schools Foundations in Snohomish County, to support the nationwide “Hour of Code” during Computer Science Week, December 7-14, 2015.

  Snohomish students participating in Hour of Code. “I love the Hour of Code program. This is my 5th year doing it, and each year is better and better. I like to start early now, instead of waiting until the December Kick off, because I challenge my students to do more, and I love to see what they can do! …

Snohomish Education Foundation Hosts “Imagine…the power of dreaming together!” Fundraising Auction

Thank you to all of the supporters of the 2015 Snohomish Education Foundation Auction.  The gross sales were over $200,000 and Classroom Grants were $46,800 of that total.  Thank you for your support! Snohomish Education Foundation, 901 First St, 2nd Floor, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-568-5292 office@snoed.org * www.snoed.org  

SNOHOMISH EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES: BACK TO SCHOOL 5K FUN RUN/WALK AND STREET FAIR

Snohomish Education Foundation will be holding its 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk and Street Fair fundraiser on Saturday September 12, 2015.  All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting student success in the Snohomish School District. Starting at the Snohomish Carnegie grounds at 105 Cedar Ave., the event kick-off starts with a Kids Dash at 8:00 A.M. followed by the …

Save the Date for our Annual Auction at Tulalip Resort Casino

Save the date for our Annual Auction on October 10th at Tulalip Resort Casino at 6:00 PM and “Imagine…The power of dreaming together”!

Thank you for joining us for our 6th Annual SEF Breakfast!

“Imagine…the power of dreaming together” Annual Fundraising Breakfast raises record $64,000 Over 300 community members gathered at Glacier Peak High School to raise money for Snohomish School District students and to hear about the many ways the Education Foundation supports student success throughout the District.  Thanks to all who sponsored, attended and gave monies, we raised a record $64,000.  Dollars …

Snohomish Education Foundation Administers Scholarships Awarded to Snohomish School District Students

2015 Snohomish School District graduating seniors are awarded $152,863 in scholarships administered by the Snohomish Education Foundation!  This amount is comprised of 175 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 thanks the Community for its ongoing support …

“Imagine…the power of dreaming together!” at our 6th Annual Foundation for Success Breakfast

Please join us May 19, at Glacier Peak High School! Click on image to register!

Imagine…the power of dreaming together!

Save the date for our Annual Breakfast on May 19 at Glacier Peak High School at 7:30 am.  See firsthand the impact your contributions make on the lives and education of students in the Snohomish School District and “Imagine…The power of dreaming together”!

Snohomish Education Foundation Awards nearly $75,000 in Classroom Grants for 2015

Each year Snohomish Education Foundation offers our District’s educators the opportunity to submit applications for ideas that will innovate and inspire students in their classrooms and throughout the Snohomish School District. We are honored to have awarded 111 classroom grants totaling nearly $75,000 for 2015.  $69,000 of the funding was directly from SEF and $5,750 was privately funded.  84% of the applications received for classroom grants were awarded. With …

Snohomish Education Foundation Announces New Director

The Snohomish Education Foundation announced that it has hired Sherri Williams to be its new Director. Sherri has previously worked for Columbia and First Heritage Bank, both located in Snohomish. She began work on January 12th and brings a combination of business experience and a connection to the local community from her prior 30 years in banking as well as …

The Snohomish Education Foundation Announces Transition

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 …

2014 Classroom Grant Applications Now Available

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 …

Snohomish Education Foundation Hosts

“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 …

Check out our Spring 2014 Newsletter!

Snohomish Education Foundation Spring 2014 Newsletter           What you will find inside: Interview with Snohomish School District Biotech Students Scholarship Information 2014 5K & Teacher Appreciation Slideshow Photo Gallery      

Teacher Appreciation 5k and Street Fair on May 3, 2014

  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 https://www.facebook.com/Snohomisheducationfoundation.   Race Times: bib # Time 149 21.25 174 21.58 167 22.51 272 23.01 236 23.14 237 23.14 125 23.18 158 23.47 235 24.03 121 24.35 190 24.4 199 24.45 169 24.53 172 …

2014 Fundraising Breakfast

  “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 record $56,000. The Snohomish Education …

“Imagine… Hopes & Dreams Realized”

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 performance by the Snohomish High …

2012 Gilby Scholars Gravelle and Caldwell Renewed

2012 Gilby scholarship winners Carolyn Gravelle and Darian Caldwell wrote us this summer about their past school year and how they are looking ahead to their sophomore years. Both expressed sincere appreciation for the honor of being Gilby scholars. Their letters are below:

WIAA Hall of Fame induction video – “Gilby was a fixture” in Snohomish sports

Mark Perry recorded this video at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) 2013 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on May 8, 2013 where Keith Gilbertson Sr. received his 5th Hall of Fame induction honor. WIAA Executive Director Andy Barnes announces the posthumous induction of Mr. Gilbertson Sr. and then introduces Keith Gilbertson Jr. to speak on behalf of his dad …

2013 scholarship winners Green, Perry following Gilbertson’s lead

    Morgan Green and Tanner Perry are taking pages right from their old coach’s playbook. The two Snohomish High graduates have been named 2013 recipients of the Keith Gilbertson Sr. Memorial Scholarship, and both intend to use the money– $1,000 per year for up to four years of college — to help pursue teaching careers in hopes of impacting others …

Snohomish Education Foundation Administers a Record Amount of Scholarships Awarded to Snohomish School District Students

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 a combination of generous local …

Keith Gilbertson Sr. inducted into WIAA Hall of Fame

Keith Gilbertson Sr. took his place among the greats of  Washington high school athletics on Wednesday with his posthumous induction into the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Hall of Fame. Honored for 61 years of service as a coach at Snohomish High School, including the last 31 as an unpaid volunteer  assistant in football  and basketball prior to his death in …

Gilbertson among nine new members going into WIAA Hall of Fame

Keith Gilbertson Sr. has been selected for induction into the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Hall of Fame. It’s a posthumous honor for the Snohomish High coaching icon, who died in 2011 after spending 61 years as a coach, teacher, mentor and role model at his alma mater, including the last 30 as an unpaid volunteer assistant coach in football and …

Fundraising Breakfast raises record $53,000

“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 of this event, students of …

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

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 testimony to the innovative and …

Curt Marsh credits Gilbertson with showing him how to get the most from his talents

The following is a Keith Gilbertson Sr. remembrance written by Curt Marsh, the former Snohomish High football star and 1977 SHS grad who went on to play for the Oakland/L.A. Raiders as a first-round NFL draft pick out of the University of Washington.  God gave me the raw physical tools to be successful in athletics. Coach Armstrong, Coach Don James and Coach …

Huskies envision big things from Gilby Scholarship winner Carolyn Gravelle

Carolyn Gravelle, one of the first recipients of the Keith Gilbertson Sr. Memorial Scholarship at Snohomish High School,  has made a quick impression as a freshman walk-on hammer and weight thrower for the University of Washington track team. The 2012 SHS co-valedictorian received an academic scholarship from Washington and was also one of the first two recipients of the Gilby …

Snohomish High School pays homage to ‘Greatest Panther Ever’

SNOHOMISH – Tom Cable gazed long and hard at the bronze bust of Keith Gilbertson Sr. before finally saying, “That’s my Coach.” The Seattle Seahawks coach and former Snohomish High football great joined the Gilbertson family and several hundred Panther fans,  including a host of other former SHS athletes back at their alma mater on Friday night Jan. 18, 2013, …

Even in drivers education, Coach Gilbertson found new ways to motivate students

Mr. Gilbertson was well-known to innovate from the conventional in order to provide an opportuity for his students to improve their performance. Here is a story about Mr. Gilbertson innovating in the classroom as a young teacher. Keith Gilbertson was my driving instructor when I was a junior in Snohomish High School.  We drove new Ford straight stick sedans from …

Dedication set for Coach Gilbertson memorial

The following press release went out today to local media outlets: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2012 CONTACT:  Michael Edwards at the Snohomish Education Foundation: 206-940-5552 or michael@snoed.org. The date is set for formal dedication of the newly installed bronze bust of Snohomish coaching icon Keith Gilbertson Sr. at Snohomish High School. It will take place Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, …

Snohomish girls embrace Gilbertson legacy; former Panther greats salute coach in video

  About a year ago, head coach Ken Roberts’ 2011-12 Snohomish High girls basketball players adopted the season slogan “Leaving a Legacy” in memory of Keith Gilbertson Sr., who had died nine months earlier at age 83 in his 61st consecutive year as an SHS coach. To mark the dedication at their home opener, the Panthers wore and distributed t-shirts …

Coach Cable asks you to support Keith Gilbertson Sr.’s scholarship

Currently the offensive line coach and assistant head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, SHS football great Tom Cable recently taped this appeal for your support of the Keith Gilbertson Sr. Memorial Scholarship at the Seahawks training facility in Renton. He is a former NFL head coach with the Oakland Raiders and a former college head coach at Idaho, where he …

Word play on Gilby and Grantland Rice

A recent blog posting by Snohomish writer Keith Olson likens the coaching legacy of Keith Gilbertson Sr. to the themes portrayed in the classic 1914 sports poem “Alumnus Football” by Grantland Rice.  Gilby was the Panthers backfield coach when Olson played football at Snohomish High in the late 1960s. Check out A Life Well Played on Olson’s blog at  RansomMan.com.

Gilbertson bust on display; formal dedication set for Jan. 18

The bronze bust  of Keith Gilbertson Sr. has been installed at Snohomish High School to help jump-start a second phase of fundraising to permanently endow a memorial scholarship honoring the Panther coaching icon. Coach Gilbertson, a 1945 SHS graduate, was a teacher for 31 years and coached for 61 years at his alma mater, including the last 30 as an …

Coach Dan Dittmer will “never forget” one of Mr. Gilbertson’s letters

Coach Gilbertson was well known for his prolific letter-writing. It was how he kept in touch. From thanking people to congratulating them to encouraging them, he wrote a lot of letters. Here is a story from a reader whose life was forever changed by one of those letters: Mr. Gilbertson had graduated a year after my mother and a year …