2014 Fundraising Breakfast

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“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 Foundation was excited to introduce a first of its kind virtual Fundraising Breakfast for those unable to attend. Participants from as near as down the street to as far as Scotland were able to enjoy this event thanks to a partnership with Doctorate Level Sponsor, SBI. Through the use of SBI’s web conferencing software, Bridgit, the Foundation was able to offer attendees the choice of physical attendance or virtual experience.

Dr. Beth Porter, Principal of Snohomish High School welcomed attendees and gave an inspirational speech about how each generation leaves it’s fingerprints on the next. Sharon Hall, Foundation Trustee, former Snohomish Teacher and Master of Ceremony made introductions and kept the program lively. Dutch Hill Teacher, Val Stensland spoke on the Snohomish School District’s Preschool through 3rd Grade Reading Alignment program and the many Classroom Grants that have helped provide teachers with the tools to support reading fluency. Ryan Painter, Seattle Hill Elementary Teacher, explained how the Summer Arts & Science Academy is more than just a summer school. The program offers a wide variety of classes and acts as an incubator for teacher inspired curriculum. Mr. Painter shared his experiences teaching Minecraft.edu at the Academy and the various ways it helps teach math and computer technology in a fun gaming environment. Tami Caraballo, Glacier Peak High School Biotechnology Teacher, shared the value of the first of its kind Machining Pathways program and introduced former student and Glacier Peak Graduate, Jennifer Dankoff. Miss. Dankoff is a student of the University of Washington and recently received a lab position at Environmental Microbiology Laboratory in the School of Public Health. She shared with the room the extensive training she received under Mrs. Caraballo and how the Biotechnology program gave her the advantage when she began looking for a job in a lab.

“Thank you to the many generous corporate sponsors, donors and volunteers that make this event a success.” said Janelle Farley-Beyer, Breakfast Event Committee Chair. “These funds will leave lasting fingerprints on student lives and greatly impact the futures of tomorrow’s students.”

The Foundation sincerely thanks 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, Kirtley Cole, Whidbey Island Bank, Comcast, Columbia Bank, Dykeman Inc., Foster Pepper, Ideal Communications, McDaniel’s Do-it Center, Snohomish Skydive and Event Sponsors: Everett Community College Foundation, Eve Rutherford DDS, Snohomish Inn, Hutteball & Oremus Architecture, K & L Gates, Community Transit, EHSI, NAC, and Peoples Bank.

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