Snohomish Education Foundation raises the bar for student success, raising over $256,000 at Annual Auction!

“This community continues to inspire me with its generosity and support of our schools! The 2022 SEF auction was a huge success. With 340 guests, it was our largest turnout ever to celebrate the students, teachers and staff of the Snohomish School District,” said Keely Reinhard, SEF Board President and Auction Committee Co-Chair.


One of the evening’s big-ticket items – two custom steel wall decor art – one for Snohomish High School and one for Glacier Peak High School, created by Fabricating & Manufacturing students at SHS, led by teacher, Matt Johnson 


The Snohomish Education Foundation Annual Auction was held recently at the Tulalip Resort Casino Orca Ballroom. This festive and fun event benefited student programs in the Snohomish School District. Students from the Snohomish High School Drumline led by Band Director, Jordan Johnson, kicked off the evening on a high-energy note. Snohomish School District Superintendent Kent Kultgen gave an inspiring message about the importance of education and great teachers. Kultgen was followed by words of wisdom from longtime Snohomish High School Science teacher, Tony Stapleton, a recipient of previous SEF Classroom Grants.

“It was an exciting and fun night where our community came together not only to experience an elegant evening, but to “Light up the Future!” Through the generosity of our sponsors and guests, over $256,000 was raised to support classroom grants, scholarships and special programs that enhance the education of each student in our district,” said Reinhard.

Included in this year’s fundraising totals was over $75,000 raised specifically for classroom grants that will be distributed to teachers and staff in K-12 classrooms throughout the Snohomish School District.

“On behalf of the Snohomish Education Foundation board of trustees, I would like to thank everyone who donated auction items, participated in the auction and sponsors this foundation. We are humbled and inspired by the members of our community who support our work to expand opportunities for the students of Snohomish,” said Reinhard.

What is the Foundation?

The Snohomish Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting student success through scholarships, classroom grants, district grants, and the Hansen Shoe Fund. As a community-based organization, the Foundation relies on private donors and volunteers to carry out their mission of fostering learning by expanding opportunities for Snohomish School District students.

How can you be involved?

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  • Become a Foundation Annual or Event sponsor or donor.  More details are on the SEF website.
  • Consider becoming a Foundation Board member to help lead and shape community support for Snohomish School District schools. .


SEF 2023 Annual Auction
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Tulalip Resort Casino


Special thanks to SEF Board Member Janette Johnson for her photography support


Thank you to our 2022 Auction Sponsors!

2022 Silver Level

Heritage Bank

H. J. McGee Real Estate

Peoples Bank

Spark Hot Yoga

Lund Orthodontics

Milestone Kids Dentistry

Wells Fargo Advisors- Scott Kelly

Peterson Russell Kelly PLCC

Snohomish Education Association

2022 Bronze Level

Everett Community College Foundation

Ben Franklin Crafts- Monroe

Glass By Lund

Snohomish Bakery

Columbia Bank

Johnson’s Junk Removal LLC

NAC Architecture

Yoga Circle Studio

Bill Holt- State Farm Insurance

Swans Trail Farms

EHS-International, Inc.

The Foundation sincerely thanks our growing list of  Annual Sponsors.

About the Snohomish Education Foundation
The Snohomish Education Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to supporting student success. As a community-based organization, we rely on donors and volunteers to help us carry out our mission of fostering learning by providing opportunities.