The Snohomish Education Foundation is pleased to report that it raised over $256,000 at their 2018 “Imagine…Where Their Paths May Lead” Annual Auction held recently at the Tulalip Resort Casino. This amount sets a new record for the annual fundraising event.
“To see so much given in one evening as an investment in the future is truly inspiring,” said Snohomish Education Foundation Board President Robin Stefanson. “This community truly values its children and education!”
Three hundred forty-seven guests attended the festive fundraising event benefiting student programs in the district. Evening highlights included a message from Snohomish School District Superintendent, Dr. Kent Kultgen and a Fund-A-Need presentation by Little Cedars Elementary Principal, Lew Dickert and Assistant Principal, Sam Hanson.
Included in this record amount was $66,300 raised specifically for classroom grants. One hundred percent of the classroom grant amount will be distributed to teachers and staff during the 2018–2019 school year to classrooms K – 12 throughout the Snohomish School District. “Oh, the learning excitement our creative teachers generate with those funds,” smiled Stefanson.
One of the evening’s big ticket items – a table made from an old walnut tree from the SHS campus, created by fabricating & manufacturing students at SHS led by teacher, Matt Johnson
Snohomish High School Cheerleaders perform prior to the start of the auction