“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 contributed will make a difference in the lives and education of children with the funding of classroom grants and computer technology programs for all grade levels, senior scholarships, Kindergarten through 3rd grade reading readiness, the Summer Arts and Science Academy for K-8th grade. Cathy Reines, Board Trustee and Breakfast Event Committee Chair shared, “We are extremely proud to be a part of this visionary community, including our donors, district leaders, principals and teachers, who are unequivocally committed to encouraging every child to dream while providing them an educational experience that is second to none.”
The Snohomish, Glacier Peak and Monroe High School combined ROTC members started the event with a Presentation of Colors. Jim Dean, Principal at Glacier Peak High School gave a warm welcome to attendees and introduced the Glacier Peak Drumline who performed for the audience. Kevin Latimer, SEF Board member, and Master of Ceremony made introductions and kept the audience engaged. Raymond Near, President of Saxton Bradley, Inc. spoke to the audience about his commitment to the Foundation and support of education especially in the field of computer technology. Clara Todd and Garrett Hall, students at Snohomish High School who were lead rolls in performances of “Cinderella” and “Shrek”, sang inspiring songs. Grant Duffy, student at Glacier Peak High School spoke on mechanical robotics and how classroom grants from the Foundation have supported his interest to excel and realize his dream to continue studies in this field. Both the Snohomish High School and Glacier Peak High School Robotics Clubs attended with their robot displays. Both teams recently competed in the Robotics World Competition in St Louis, Missouri. Recent recipient of the National “Life Changer of the Year” award, Jenny Granger, attended and displayed the mobile “Book Café”. Also, 20+ high school students and several teachers volunteered to create a successful event.
The Foundation sincerely thanks our growing list of supporters. Annual Sponsors: SBI, Boeing, Mt. Pacific Bank, Sodexo, Wells Fargo, Beresford, Heritage Bank, Coastal Community Bank, Kirtley Cole, Columbia Bank, McDaniel’s Do It Center, Snohomish Flying Services, Foster Pepper, Comcast, McKinstry, Dykeman, Ideal Communications and our Event Sponsors: Everett Community College Foundation, Eve Rutherford, DDS; Frontier Communications, Moss Adams, Pacifica Law Group, Division 9 Contract Flooring, MQI Contract Flooring, Hutteball & Oremus Architecture, Community Transit, NAC Architecture, Snohomish Kiwanis, Peoples Bank and EHSI International.