The Snohomish Education Foundation is pleased to report that it raised over $256,000 at their 2018 â€œImagineâ€¦Where Their Paths May Leadâ€ Annual Auction held recently at the Tulalip Resort Casino. This amount sets a new record for the annual fundraising event.
â€œTo see so much given in one evening as an investment in the future is truly inspiring,â€ said Snohomish Education Foundation Board President Robin Stefanson. â€œThis community truly values its children and education!â€
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 2018â€“2019 school year to classrooms K â€“ 12 throughout the Snohomish School District. â€œOh, the learning excitement our creative teachers generate with those funds,â€ smiled Stefanson.
One of the eveningâ€™s big ticket items â€“ 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