RECORD AMOUNT RAISED AT ANNUAL BREAKFAST

Thanks so much for your great support of the Snohomish Education Foundation. We are very pleased to announce that with your help and the support from our sponsors, over $72,000 was raised at this year’s Annual Fundraising Breakfast at Glacier Peak High School! Your donations will directly impact the students of the Snohomish School District through scholarships, classroom and district-wide …

SNOHOMISH EDUCATION FOUNDATION THANKS THE COMMUNITY FOR OVER $165,000.00 IN SCHOLARSHIPS!

Describing this year’s Snohomish School District graduates as “exceptional”, the Snohomish Education Foundation announced that through fundraising and community donations it has awarded 165 scholarships totaling more than $165,000 to a combined total of 118 seniors from the three high schools, AIM, Snohomish High School and Glacier Peak High School. SEF especially thanks our community sponsors who award scholarships through …

Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) seeks Executive Director

Director, Sherri Williams, will be retiring the end of 2017. A search is now in place for a new Executive Director for this fall; the SEF board is accepting letters of interest now. At the end of 2017, Sherri Williams will step down from what she describes as “the most rewarding job I’ve ever had!” Ending her career of 35 …

Snohomish Education Foundation awards $165,000.00 in Scholarships to Snohomish School District students

$165,000.00 in college scholarships were awarded to 165 graduating seniors from 77 different scholarship funds administered by The Snohomish Education Foundation. These funds are a combined total of funds raised by Snohomish Education Foundation and community groups who fund their scholarship through SEF. Committee Chair, Carol Robinson, commented that “the support of our community is amazing and gives our students the …

SEF ANNOUNCES NEW TRUSTEE

The Snohomish Education Foundation staff and trustees are happy to announce the appointment of Mary Waggoner as the newest Trustee to join the organization.  Mary Waggoner recently retired from Everett Public School District where she worked in public relations and communications.  Mary has spent 20+ years of her career working with K-12 in public education in Washington and has been …

“Imagine…Igniting the Power of Learning” Snohomish Education Foundation 2017 Annual Fundraising Breakfast reaches record donations of $69,000

The community came together and generously donated a record $69,000.00 to the Snohomish Education Foundation at the Annual SEF Breakfast held at Glacier Peak High School.  This event raises funds for Snohomish School District student programs in K-12 and college scholarships for graduating seniors, classroom grants, computer science programs and the Summer Arts & Science Academy.  Robin Stefanson, Board President, …

Snohomish Education Foundation Awards $69,500 in Classroom Grants

The Snohomish Education Foundation awarded 121 classroom grants totaling just over $69,500.00 for 2017.  86% of the applications received for classroom grants were awarded with either partial or full funding. Steve Thomas, Chairman of the classroom grant committee, stated, “with the support of our community, families, businesses and community organizations, classroom grants were awarded to each school in our district …

Great community support shown for Annual James Hansen Memorial Shoe Fund

Thanks to the generous support of our schools, students, staff, parents and the community, Snohomish Education Foundation announces another great year of donations for the James Hanson Memorial Shoe Fund campaign. The campaign ran from Feb 23 – March 3, 2017.  100% of proceeds raised from this campaign go to the James Hansen Memorial Shoe Fund.  Nearly $10,000.00 was raised …

The Snohomish Education Foundation staff and trustees are happy to announce the appointment of four new trustees.

The Snohomish Education Foundation is working hard to extend its reach and include engaging new community leaders to promote and support student success by fulfilling the mission of the organization to “expand learning opportunities for Snohomish School District students”. Louise Hanson is a Certified Public Accountant and Partner with Moss Adams and works in the Greater Seattle area. Louise brings …

“Remember the past, celebrate the present and IMAGINE…the next 30!” Snohomish Education Foundation 2016 Annual Fundraising Breakfast record attendance raising $63,000.00

  Celebrating 30 years of service, the Snohomish Education Foundation had a record attendance of over 320 community members who gathered at Glacier Peak High School.  The Annual Fundraising Breakfast raises funds for Snohomish School District student programs and college scholarships for graduating seniors.  Guests participated in the celebration and heard about the many ways the Snohomish Education Foundation supports …

Kla Ha Ya Days Honors Snohomish Education Foundation

In celebration of the Foundation’s 30th Anniversary, co-founders, Marian Berge and Mal Harding, are the parade grand marshals July 16th at 10:30 a.m. Snohomish, WA June 15, 2016 – In 1986 The Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) was co-founded by Marian Berge and Mal Harding. Kla Ha Ya Days celebrates the Foundation’s 30th Anniversary with Berge and Harding leading the annual …

Great community support shown for Annual James Hansen Memorial Shoe Fund

Thanks to the generous support of our schools, students, staff, parents and the community, Snohomish Education Foundation announces another great year of donations for the James Hansen Memorial Shoe Fund campaign. This campaign ran from February 25 – March 4.  100% of proceeds raised from this campaign go to the James Hansen Memorial Shoe Fund.  Over $12,500 was raised in the …

Snohomish School District Summer Arts & Sciences Program and Reading-Readiness Program Receive $40,000 combined total from Snohomish Education Foundation

Due to the outstanding fundraising efforts of Snohomish Education Foundation and generous donations from motivated community members in 2015, Snohomish Education recently donated $20,000.00 to the Summer Arts & Science Academy and $20,000.00 to the ECEAP Preschool-Third Grade Reading Readiness Program with the Snohomish School District. The $20,000.00 for the Summer Arts & Science Academy allowed for scholarships to low-income …

Thank you for joining us for our 6th Annual SEF Breakfast!

“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 …

Snohomish Education Foundation Administers Scholarships Awarded to Snohomish School District Students

2015 Snohomish School District graduating seniors are awarded $152,863 in scholarships administered by the Snohomish Education Foundation!  This amount is comprised of 175 individual awards provided to exceptional students.  These scholarships were funded by a combination of local businesses, community organizations, community members and the Snohomish Education Foundation.  The Snohomish Education Foundation sincerely thanks the Community for its ongoing support …

Imagine…the power of dreaming together!

Save the date for our Annual Breakfast on May 19 at Glacier Peak High School at 7:30 am.  See firsthand the impact your contributions make on the lives and education of students in the Snohomish School District and “Imagine…The power of dreaming together”!

Snohomish Education Foundation Awards nearly $75,000 in Classroom Grants for 2015

Each year Snohomish Education Foundation offers our District’s educators the opportunity to submit applications for ideas that will innovate and inspire students in their classrooms and throughout the Snohomish School District. We are honored to have awarded 111 classroom grants totaling nearly $75,000 for 2015.  $69,000 of the funding was directly from SEF and $5,750 was privately funded.  84% of the applications received for classroom grants were awarded. With …

Snohomish Education Foundation Announces New Director

The Snohomish Education Foundation announced that it has hired Sherri Williams to be its new Director. Sherri has previously worked for Columbia and First Heritage Bank, both located in Snohomish. She began work on January 12th and brings a combination of business experience and a connection to the local community from her prior 30 years in banking as well as …

The Snohomish Education Foundation Announces Transition

Today the Snohomish Education Foundation announced that Sandy Bartel Tennant plans to step down as the Director of the Foundation.  Sandy has worked for the Foundation for the last three years serving first as the Office Manager and then it’s Director.  “My years with the Foundation have been richly rewarding.  I have been honored to be a part of an …

2014 Classroom Grant Applications Now Available

Snohomish Education Foundation is now accepting Classroom Grant applications. District staff and parent volunteers (with your principal’s authorization), submit your applications by December 31, 2014 to take advantage of this opportunity. 2014 Awards include: Precision Balances for Science Classes Snohomish Book Café Robotics Programs Pottery Wheels for Ceramics Classes Life Skills Programs And so many more! In total, 89 grants …

Snohomish Education Foundation Hosts

“Imagine… the impact you can make!” Fundraising Auction On October 4, 2014 Snohomish Education Foundation hosted its “Imagine… the impact you can make!” Annual Fundraising Auction at the Tulalip Casino Resort. This event grossed over $168,500. The evening began with a competitive and energized silent auction, followed with a performance by Glacier Peak High School’s Brass Quintet, and a night …

Check out our Spring 2014 Newsletter!

Snohomish Education Foundation Spring 2014 Newsletter           What you will find inside: Interview with Snohomish School District Biotech Students Scholarship Information 2014 5K & Teacher Appreciation Slideshow Photo Gallery      

Teacher Appreciation 5k and Street Fair on May 3, 2014

  Thank you for joining us for our 1st 5k Teacher Appreciation and Street Fair!  You can view a gallery of pictures from the event at https://www.facebook.com/Snohomisheducationfoundation.   Race Times: bib # Time 149 21.25 174 21.58 167 22.51 272 23.01 236 23.14 237 23.14 125 23.18 158 23.47 235 24.03 121 24.35 190 24.4 199 24.45 169 24.53 172 …

2014 Fundraising Breakfast

  “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 …

“Imagine… Hopes & Dreams Realized”

Snohomish Education Foundation Hosts “Imagine… Hopes & Dreams Realized” Fundraising Auction On September 28, 2013 Snohomish Education Foundation hosted its “Imagine… Hopes & Dreams Realized” Annual Fundraising Auction at the Tulalip Casino Resort. This event grossed over $162,400 and netted nearly $10,000 more than last year’s celebration. The evening began with a lively, rousing opening performance by the Snohomish High …

Snohomish Education Foundation Administers a Record Amount of Scholarships Awarded to Snohomish School District Students

The Snohomish Education Foundation is proud to announce that a record $203,049 in scholarship dollars will be awarded to the Snohomish School District class of 2013 graduating seniors. This amount is comprised of 179 individual awards provided to exceptional students. This amount represents a 34% dollar increase over last year. These scholarships were funded by a combination of generous local …

Fundraising Breakfast raises record $53,000

“Imagine… all the places they will go!”    325 community members gathered at the newly remodeled Valley View Middle School to raise money for Snohomish School District students and to gain awareness about the programs the Snohomish Foundation provides.  The theme for this year’s Breakfast was “Imagine… all the places they will go!” Following the theme of this event, students of …

Snohomish Education Foundation Awards nearly $65,000 in Classroom Grants to Snohomish School District Educators

Each year the Snohomish Education Foundation offers district educators the opportunity to submit innovative ideas to educate, motivate, and stimulate the young minds in our community. We are proud to announce that this year the Foundation awarded nearly $65,000 in Classroom Grants in response to the many amazing ideas submitted. These eighty-nine grants are a testimony to the innovative and …

Snohomish Education Foundation Donors Contribute $47,000+ at this year’s Annual Breakfast for Snohomish Students

On Thursday, March 15th nearly 400 community members gathered at Glacier Peak High School to raise money for Snohomish School District students.  The generosity of donors at the event provided the Snohomish Education Foundation (SEF) with funding to continue its mission of fostering learning by expanding opportunities for Snohomish School District students.  SEF provides classroom grants, scholarships and other targeted …

Eileen and Keith Gilbertson Memorial Endowment Fund

Snohomish Education Foundation is partnering with the Gilbertson family to endow two new Snohomish High School scholarships. If you knew Keith, then you’ll probably enjoy taking a minute to remember him. You can share your thoughts and stories about this inspiring coach by adding comments. Or honor his memory by making a donation to help us permanently endow the scholarships. Learn more.

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Trackmen salute Coach Gilbertson

The following are excerpts from 1993 letters written by track and field persons in support of Keith Gilbertson Sr.’s induction into the Snohomish High School Hall of Fame:   Stan Huntsman, 1988 U.S. Olympic track and field coach and a longtime friend and AAU coaching associate of Coach Gilbertson since the late 1950s, considered Gilby “one of the best athletic coaches in the history …

Farm-to-Table Auction Prize: Redux

Luca loves to cook! Light rain fell amid sparkling sunshine on a typical Northwest evening at Dan and Darlene Huntington’s home,  July 13. Ten guests gathered for a stroll through the Huntingtons’ storybook gardens before enjoying their hard-won Farm-to-Table Dinner prize–a delicious token of their support for student success. Chef Luca Nasti, owner of Luca’s Pizzeria Ristorante in Lake Stevens, cooked a fabulous …

Computer Brain

  Gilby remembrance from Dick Rodland, former SHS teammate and longtime teaching and coaching colleague, excerpted from a 1993 letter in support of Keith Gilbertson’s nomination to the Snohomish High School Hall of Fame: In 1944, no one talked about using computers to determine the tendencies of an opposing football team. They didn’t have one? Wrong! The Snohomish Panthers did. …

Rise and Shine to Support Student Success

Start your day with a cause at the SEF annual fundraising breakfast, April 12, 7:30-8:30 AM, in the new Snohomish High School cafeteria. Learn more!  

Congratulations, 2011 SEF Grant Recipients!

You are invited to A CELEBRATION: The annual awarding of Learning Grants from The Snohomish Education Foundation to  66 teachers & staff of the Snohomish School District. 38 grants will be awarded at the Resource & Service Center, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM. See what’s being awarded.

Grant Applications Due December 31

Fund innovation in the classroom with a SEF grant! District staff and parent volunteers (with your principal’s authorization),  submit your applications by December 31 to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance your classroom and teaching experience. Last year we underwrote: Library books Day of the Arts event Video recorders/flip camcorders Senteo student response systems Projector microscopes Geography and art supplies Programs for students …

Auction Results!

This year’s Auction raised over $110,000! Thank you to all of our sponsors, friends and community for your wonderful support! Your generous donations will lend directly to our mission of supporting student success—enhancing school programs and classroom environments, and funding continuing education opportunities for Snohomish students. Get more Auction details. New to the Snohomish Education Foundation? Learn about us!