It’s time to make your reservations to attend SWSF’s fabulous Gala Dinner and Fundraiser May 19 at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club to support classroom education grants. This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Jo Moccia, Superintendent of South Whidbey Schools, who will be speaking about the state of the school district and a vision to make South Whidbey Schools an ‘Education Destination’ …creating a place that is attractive to parents from other districts, which in turn would create opportunities for the SWSD students.
More than $13,000 was raised during last year’s Gala for the $19,000 that went to fund innovative teacher requested classroom programs for the 2011-12 school year. It’s time to again step up for the teachers and students for next school year.
The popular DB Jazz Quartet (Don Wodjenski, Dr. Bob Wagner, Dale Stirling, and Dan Gemano) returns to set a joyful tone during the 5 to 6 p.m. social hour. During this time, attendees browse and bid during a silent auction of student and community art works organized by art specialist, Mary McLeod.
SWSF President John Knox is serving as emcee and as in past years will introduce several classroom grant award recipients who will share student stories about the effect that the classroom project had on their academic and/or personal life.
Dinner choices include: either a vegetarian entree or a chicken breast with port wine glaze, topped with crispy leeks and served with wild rice, fresh seasonal vegetable, garden salad with balsamic dressing, and chocolate decadence for dessert.
Purchase your tickets on this website by clicking the link below, or by mailing a $75 check per ticket reservation to South Whidbey Schools Foundation / PO Box 24 / Freeland, WA 98249.
Corporate and individual sponsorship of tables is gratefully accepted. Please contact SWSF Vice President Chris Gibson for more information. Table sponsor levels are “Falcon” for donations of $1,000 and up (provides donor with two “free” dinner tickets and publicity), “Cougar” for donations of $500 to $999 (provides donor with 1 “free” dinner ticket and publicity), and “Orca” for donations of $250-$499 (provides donor with publicity).
Plan now to attend one of South Whidbey’s premier fundraising events which directly benefits students and teachers.