Category Archive: Latest News Blog

Sep 28

Dine Out Wednesdays in October to Support SWSF

It’s Back! The South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s popular Dine Out Wednesdays for SW Schools! Each Wednesday, during the entire month of October, when you eat at or order take-out from Freeland Café, Patron Mexican Restaurant, Mukilteo Coffee Roasters Café in the Woods, Joe’s Wood-Fired Pizza, Hong Kong Gardens, Mo’s Pub & Eatery, and Cafe Langley, …

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Sep 17

Three Events Planned to Raise Money for Classroom Grants

Four local restaurants are hosting a Friday Night Dine In or Out on September 26 to support the South Whidbey Schools Foundation in their goal to raise more than $25,000 this year for teacher-requested classroom grants.  Prima Bistro, Patron Mexican Restaurant, Cafe Langley, and Joe’s Wood-Fired Pizza will all donate a portion of the day’s …

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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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Jun 17

Louise Fiori receives Extra Mile Award; Callahans receive Mentorship Award

The Extra-Mile Award, which acknowledges and honors a current South Whidbey School District teacher for having gone the farthest in the service of the South Whidbey education community, went this year to  Louise Fiori, retiring math teacher at South Whidbey Academy. Fiori was nominated by the entire staff at the Academy. Their reasons for nominating Fiori include: “never …

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Jun 10

Introducing “F3″ –a simple and effective way to support the Foundation

We’re pleased to share some exciting news about a new fundraising program for the South Whidbey Schools Foundation.  It’s called “scrip”, and it’s the fundraising program that works while you shop. We call it F3(Foundation Family Funds). Scrip in this case means “substitute money” – in other words, gift certificates from national and local retailers.  They’re the …

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Apr 29

Recap of 2014 SWSF Gala Dinner

Thank you to everyone who made our 2014 Gala Dinner a success with more than $18,000 raised for classroom grants.   Have trouble viewing this?  Try this link: (Click Here)    

Apr 23

Here’s the list of Live and Silent Auction Items

Wow!  This is our best year yet of auction item donations!  And it all goes to a good cause. Be sure and come early for the silent auction, and be ready to raise your bid cards high for the fabulous live auction items. Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who so generously donated items, services …

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Apr 19


LAST CALL for tickets to this year’s South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s Gala Dinner on Saturday, April 26 at 5 p.m. at the Useless Bay Golf & Country Club. Don’t miss what will be one of the best evenings on South Whidbey… and it goes to support classroom grants in our schools! Judi Fenton is the featured …

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Apr 14

Putting the FUN in Fundraiser… Buy your tickets NOW

We’re putting the FUN back into fundraiser! South Whidbey’s Conductor of Fun, Jim Freeman will emcee and serve as after-dinner auctioneer at this year’s South Whidbey Schools Foundation’s gala dinner on Saturday, April 26 beginning at 5 p.m. You can either purchase your tickets online at or, you can write a check to SWSF, mark …

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Mar 26

About Judi Fenton, This Year’s Keynote Speaker at the April 26 Dinner

In a recent phone conversation before she headed off to Panama for an educational consulting assignment, Judi Fenton stressed again and again how much she loves South Whidbey. “Of all the places I’ve lived and worked on four continents, I’ve always considered South Whidbey to be home and the place of some of the happiest …

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