May 18, 2010
More than 770 people attended the Issaquah Schools Foundation’s Nourish Every Mind Luncheon May 13.
In some cases, luncheon goers donated up to $5,000 to set a new estimated fundraising record of $406,000, said ISF Executive Director Robin Callahan.
“This luncheon is an event the entire community can take pride in, because it is a culmination of the combined efforts of hundreds of volunteers,” Callahan said.
“Awesome! That is what I have to say about today, in one word, just awesome,” Superintendent Steve Rasmussen said after lunch. The foundation “really connects our community in a different way to our kids, to our teachers and to our school communities.”
Proceeds benefit Issaquah School District students and schools by providing funding for after school programs, classroom grants, teacher scholarships to pursue National Board Certification, textbooks, the high school and middle school robotics teams, and many other essentials.
Local comedian Pat Cashman donated his time for the seventh year to be master of ceremonies for the luncheon. He tossed out punch lines while honoring many of the district’s most inspirational teachers.
May 14, 2010
UPDATED — 2:30 p.m. May 14, 2010
The Issaquah Community Center was busting at the seams with education supporters Thursday afternoon as the Issaquah Schools Foundation hosted its annual luncheon.
More than 770 residents, teachers, educators and legislators attended the foundation’s Nourish Every Mind Luncheon. Donations of more than $5,000 each poured in during the event. The estimated final total reached $406,000 — a new record, foundation Executive Director Robin Callahan said.
“This luncheon is an event the entire community can take pride in because it is a culmination of the combined efforts of hundreds of volunteers,” Callahan said. “We owe a special thanks to our Golden Apple Sponsors, Swedish Medical Center and Microsoft for underwriting the event which allows most of the donations from yesterday to go directly to the students we serve.”
April 27, 2010
The Issaquah Schools Foundation is hosting its 12th annual Nourish Every Mind Luncheon from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. May 13 at the Issaquah Community Center.
The luncheon benefits the Issaquah School District, its students and schools by providing crucial funding for after-school programs, classroom grants, teacher scholarships to pursue National Board Certification, funding for textbooks (such as a financial literacy program for eighth-graders), high school and middle school robotics teams, and many other programs.
This year, foundation officials are hoping to raise more than $150,000 to help fulfill their pledge to help update the high school chemistry curriculum, as well as provide money to help purchase an elementary school science curriculum in 2011-12.
This year’s Golden Apple sponsors are Swedish Medical Center of Issaquah and Microsoft. Jointly, the companies are underwriting the luncheon’s expenses.
Local celebrity and comedian Pat Cashman returns to host the event as master of ceremonies and will help honor the foundation’s Academic Enrichment Grant recipients.
Seats are still available. A minimum donation of $150 is requested. Reserve your seat by calling 416-2045. Learn more here.
October 14, 2008
On Oct. 16, community members, teachers and Issaquah School District officials will fill the community center in hopes of raising more than $400,000 for education.