LYNNWOOD, Wash., March 18, 2022 – The Foundation for Edmonds School District announced today that preliminary results show it raised $179,743 during its annual A Recipe for Success! Breakfast Fundraiser on March 18th, 2022. The event drew more than 355 local civic and business leaders, district staff, and community supporters who joined the Foundation for their virtual event.
As families continue to be impacted by unemployment, homelessness, and rising costs due to inflation, funds raised by the event will be used to provide a wide range of programs and wrap around services to support children in need. Programs include post-secondary scholarships, classroom and schoolwide grants for innovative teaching ideas, school supplies, and test fees, alongside all important nutrition services provided by the Nourishing Network.
During the event, guests were treated to a live performance from the Meadowdale High School Jazz Band along with a warm welcome from Edmonds School District Superintendent, Dr. Gustavo Balderas. Foundation Executive Director Deborah Brandi and Dr. Balderas spoke warmly of the collaboration between the two parties and the importance of aligning their resources to create the best support system possible for families in need.
Guests also heard from a variety of presenters, including the Lynnwood High School Royals Robotics team members, Meredith and Kimberly Comacho, and Work Adjustment Supervisor Sue Daniels. Ms. Daniels spoke of the invaluable impact Foundation grants have on providing the necessary tools to help teach work experience skills for students with developmental delays and disabilities.
“At the Foundation, we believe it’s incredibly important to support all our students,” says Deborah Brandi, “All truly means all, and we are inspired by these students and grateful for the opportunity to provide grants that support every aspect of learning in our district. We can’t do this without the help of our community partners, businesses, and grantors, we are incredibly thankful for them.”
The Edmonds School District is Snohomish County’s largest public school district, serving more than 21,000 students across 35 campuses. Boundaries span five communities including Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Brier and part of Bothell.
For 38 years, the Foundation for Edmonds School District has worked in partnership with the District to ensure that every student has the resources to learn, thrive and contribute to our vibrant community. With an all-volunteer board and active community participants, the Foundation provides supplemental funding to support students, families, and educators in the pursuit of educational excellence. www.foundationesd.org.
Content Source: Foundation for Edmonds School Districts Press Release