Category Archive: Latest News Blog

May 20

Thanks to all who attended the Dinner Gala

Thank you to all the people who attended the 2015 Dinner Gala and Auction and to all the sponsors and businesses who donated to the event. Thanks to you, approximately $14,000 will be added to the amount to be used for teacher-requested classroom grants for the 2015/16 school year. Additional thanks to Jim Freeman, our …

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May 07

Time to buy your tickets to this year’s Dinner Gala Fundraiser

The Foundation’s main fundraiser — a gala dinner and auction– is coming up Saturday, May 16 at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club. There will be live entertainment by the South Whidbey High School Jazz Band, displays of classroom projects (including an underwater robotics demonstration), and both a silent and live auction, all emceed by …

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Apr 29

The List of Auction Items for the May 16 Dinner Gala

The list of items for the May 16 Gala Dinner and Auction is as follows. Don’t delay, purchase your tickets NOW at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1374545   As of this date, the Live auction items include: A Georgia Gerber “Stretching Hare” statue A Crab Feast for Eight by the Wileys Ebey’s Landing Photo on Canvas 12″ x 36 by acclaimed …

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Apr 20

Ever wonder how your donations help local students?

Among the 22 classroom projects which the Foundation is funding this school year are several field trips for students to learn about our local marine and forest  environments. You can read more about the latest funded field trip in Saturday’s South Whidbey Record article linked below. The fifth-grade field trips were funded by a $1,400 grant from …

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Apr 03

Buy tickets now for May 16 Gala

Mark your calendars for this year’s annual SWSF Gala Dinner at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club on Saturday, May 16. Come and enjoy a fine dinner, meet students and teachers who benefited from the Foundation’s classroom grants, and have a fun time full of entertainment and a lively after-dinner auction. Tickets are available online …

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Jan 23

SAVE THE DATE: May 16 for the 2015 SWSF Gala Dinner

Mark your calendars for this year’s annual SWSF Gala Dinner at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club. Come and enjoy a fine dinner, meet students and teachers who benefited from the Foundation’s classroom grants, and have a fun time full of entertainment and a lively after-dinner auction.    

Dec 18

Our Annual Report Recaps the 2013/14 School Year Grants

You can read the new SWSF Annual Report recapping the Foundation’s work during the 2013/14 school year, plus a list of 2015 classroom grants.

Nov 25

Thank you for a great Talent Show

SWSF Board members Jean Shaw and Tom Walker did an outstanding job producing this year’s SWSF Talent Show Fundraiser. Thank you to everyone who participated and attended. Get well wishes go to Jim Freeman who was feeling under the weather and unable to emcee. Jean Shaw did a great job in filling in. Here are …

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Nov 03

Schools Foundation Awards $23,550 in Classroom Grants

South Whidbey Schools Foundation announced $23,550 for innovative teaching grants October 30 to be used for this school year. “Of 26 grant application submitted by South Whidbey School District educators, the Foundation was able to fully fund 15 projects, partially fund five projects, and found alternative funding for 4 more projects,”” said Foundation president Chris …

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Jun 27

How our new, easy fundraising program works

Several people have asked how the South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s new fundraising program works, and we think that this video does a great job in explaining it. Take a couple minutes and learn how you can contribute up to $500 or more each year without actually spending any more money than you do today, simply …

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