Schools foundation raises $737,000
May 27, 2014
With 38 sponsors, 275 in-kind donors and nearly 1,300 guests, the Issaquah Schools Foundation raised $737,000 from its Nourish Every Mind luncheon and breakfast events.
The annual fundraising events support Issaquah School District students and teachers by investing in a wide variety of educational programs and materials.
Jim Dever, of KING-5 TV, and Molly Shen, of KOMO-4 TV, emceed the two events, which also included student speakers giving their account of donor investments in classrooms, and performances by musical acts from Issaquah High, Grand Ridge Elementary and Pacific Cascade Middle schools.
“The participation and support of so many is a testament to the connection between great schools and great communities,” Robin Callahan, the foundation’s executive director, said in a news release.
“Our parents, residents, businesses, PTSAs and public officials understand that our schools bring so much to the plate — they attract families, provide educated employees for our businesses, fuel our economy and prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders.”
The foundation is hoping to reach its annual fundraising goal of $765,000 by the end of May.
This year’s donations will enable the foundation to expand its preschool and kindergarten summer school programs to the Sammamish Plateau, enlarge the Start Strong program for ninth-graders and continue supporting teaching residencies for the elementary writing curriculum adoption.