Thanks the generosity of this community, the All In for Kids Luncheon raised more than $165,000 to support students like Mia.
“I fell in love with science and that helped me learn to love myself. I have only to thank the my dissections kid, provided generously by people like you.” – Mia Silverberg Northshore Schools Foundation 2016 Scholarship Winner.
More than 90 Northshore students shared their passion for school with business and community members at the Northshore schools foundation 13th annual All In for Kids luncheon last week. This largest event in the Northshore community exceeded expectations and attracted more than 520 guests who donated over $165,000 to support student programs, classroom projects, teacher training and curriculum throughout the Northshore School District.
2016 All In For Kids Luncheon
Celebrate with us as we share the successes of our past and make an investment in the future of our students.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
11:00 am Registration opens, Preview of student work and Networking
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch and program
Lynnwood Convention Center | 3711 196th Street Southwest, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Cost: Free – Guests recommended $100 donation
Sponsorships available: $1000 Learning Level Table Sponsor / $500 Community Level Sponsor
The annual All In for Kids Luncheon is the largest charity event in the Northshore [Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville] Community, attracting more than 400 guests comprised of local parents, educators, business representatives, elected officials and community leaders.
Featuring a student works expo (with ample time for networking) and a luncheon program that features student presenters – This event will leave you inspired about the future of the next generation and connected with other supporters who share your commitment to students, education, and being a part of a vibrant healthy community.
Michelle Millman, emcee – KiroTV morning news and NSD Parent
Student Scholarship Winner – to be announced in March
Innovative Teacher Award Winner – to be announced in March
NSD Students and Teachers demonstrating how the Foundation is supporting students graduating ready for success through their entire school career.
Performances by: Canyon Park Junior High School Band and Orchestra
Student Works Expo to feature:
Hour of Code
Project Lead the Way
Local History Partnership with Wooinville Heritage Society
M.I.L.K. Money Project supporting students experiencing homelessness
Student works by Event, Management, Hospitality and Tourism Class
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Previous Years Luncheon Events
Northshore Schools Foundation 2015 Luncheon Event
Hosted by Kiro7 News anchor, Michelle Millman, the Northshore Schools Foundation raised more than $140,000 to support local students at its 12th annually Luncheon, held April 7th, 2015 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.
The event, attended by more than 490 people, highlighted Northshore School District Health and Human services program including Music, Nursing, Sports Medicine, Event Management, Tourism and Hospitality, Gardening , American Sign Language, Gardening and Alternative seating for learning. An emphasis on the Foundation’s recent investment of more than $50,000 in to teacher training was the topic of the program presented by teaching academy students Brianna Mueller and Courtney Doane and featured a video of Ryan Adams, NBTC, Leota Junior High Math Teacher and Foundation grant recipient.
“One of the chief ways the Foundation contributes is through the promotion of teacher excellence. This takes many different forms from resources for training and mentorship programs to support for teachers pursuing National Board Certification, the gold standard of teacher excellence. And perhaps the most valuable way the Foundation supports teacher excellence is through the investments they make in innovative and creative new programs across our district. The Foundation excels at being a player on that cutting edge of innovation that sparks opportunities for kids that are exciting and new,” said Superintendent Larry François in his address to the audience.
Further emphasizing the Foundation’s emphasis on teacher training: Robert Morgan, teacher at the Secondary Academy for Success, was presented with the Foundation’s Innovation in Education award by students Luis Estevez & Trevor Vickers who spoke to Morgan’s hipster perspective on teaching and the innovative ways he meets the needs of his students.
“Robert makes me learn math by always telling me how math ties into music…Robert and the music program is what keeps me coming to school, and drives me to getting all my work done so I can study music at a college. “ Vickers said.
Amrutha Gujjar, Woodinville High School senior, Foundation’s first scholarship winner and the event’s keynote speaker shared how a Northshore education and Foundation funding, partnered with the encouragement of her family and great teachers like WHS’s Nicole Skone have introduced her to opportunities that she would have never dreamed possible – from meeting President Obama , to being a TEDx speaker to being accepted into University of Washington’s Computer Science Program.
“I have been tremendously blessed to be surrounded by people who recognized my drive for results, and encouraged me to pursue dreams that perhaps seem impossible,” Gujjar said.
The event also featured performances by the Westside strings Orchestra made up of elementary students from Arrowhead, Kenmore, Lockwood, and Shelton View elementary schools; Leota’s W.E.B. Where everyone belongs leadership program, An encore presentation of Woodinville High Schools American Sign Language “Sounds of Silence” concert, Bothell High Schools sports medicine program, Northshore School Districts Event Management, Tourism and Hospitality Health Sciences and Teaching Academy programs; and Crystal Springs garden program which grew 400 basil starts for this event.
The Foundation is sponsored by more than 100 local and regional companies. The Impact Sponsors for the event were Microsoft and Country Village. The Inspire Sponsors were Cornerstone General Contractors, McKinstry Company. Boeing Company, Molbak’s, and the Windermere Foundation were honored as Enrich Sponsors. Educate Sponsors included: Banner Bank, the Beresford Company, Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce, Woodinville Rotary, BIOLife Solutions, Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant, School Employees Credit Union of Washington, Brent Planning Solutions, Foundation House at Bothell, Puget Sound Energy, PEMCO. Learning Sponsors include: American Family Insurance – Ilana Yagudayev, Barry Glenn Agency – State Farm Insurance, BECU,Bothell Orthodontics, Collective on Tap, Dykeman, Fairwinds – Brittany Park, HR Kinections, Johns Monroe Mitsunaga Kolouskova Law Group, Kiddie Academy of Bothell, Kiro7 News, Mike’s Café and Wine Bar, NWTrophy, ONTRA Marketing Group , Quality Care Physical Therapy, Real Living Northwest Realtors, Sea Hawkers of Bothell/ Mill Creek, Studio Meng Strazzara, Windermere – Northlake office, Woodinville Firefighters Benevolent Fund, Woodinville Weekly.
Northshore Schools Foundation 2014 Luncheon Event
Hovercraft, talking robots and an electric car were on display at the 11th annual Northshore Schools Foundation Light a Fire for Learning Luncheon held April 8th, 2014 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The event, attended by more than 400 people, highlighted the Northshore School District’s Computer Science, Composites and Automotive programs and emphasized the value of hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) learning in the classrooms. Students from Woodmoor Elementary, Kenmore, Timbercrest and Skyview Junior Highs, and Bothell and Woodinville High Schools were on hand to demonstrate their creative and technical skills, showing how they are using computer aided design (CAD), engineering and fabrication to create projects and get ahead in their education.
“I realized that I excelled at hands-on and project-based learning” said featured student speaker Anela Garringer, a senior at Woodinville High School. “I struggled with English and History because these subjects were open to interpretation, there was never one simple right answer. Because I struggled with ambiguity, I was pushed more towards technical subjects. I loved those because I was able to know if my answer was wrong or correct, right away.” Positive experiences in technical courses enabled her to adapt to her new school after moving here from Hawaii in 2010. The logical nature of CAD and welding helped her feel successful as a student and hopeful about her future.
Keynote speaker, UW student body President and Inglemoor High School graduate, Michael Kutz, emphasized the value of the education he received in the Northshore School District, citing the rigor of the coursework he took through the International Baccalaureate program and the real-world learning he experienced. He feels prepared to succeed in the field of computer science and is a determined advocate for public education funding, particularly for STEM classes.
Supt. Larry Francois shared his pride in the achievements of the District and gratitude for Foundation support. Significant District accomplishments include adding new Advanced Placement courses, International Baccalaureate courses and innovative new programs like Bio-Medical Science, Robotics, Composites Engineering and Manufacturing, and Sustainable Engineering & Design; and building stronger relationships with local higher education partners, Cascadia Community College and the University of Washington Bothell.
Auto Tech instructor Pat McCue was honored with the Foundation’s inaugural Innovation in Education award for his forward-thinking ideas and personal investment in cutting-edge student projects like the electric car conversion that was featured at the event.
Paulette Bauman chaired the luncheon, which was attended by more than 20 local elected officials. She spoke passionately about the value of education and community involvement.
The event also featured the award-winning Bothell High School Jazz Band, which has been selected to perform later this month at the Hot Java, Cool Jazz concert. The Luncheon broke records for attendance and raised over $135,000 for students in the Northshore School District.
Northshore Schools Foundation 2013 Luncheon Event
“One year ago I didn’t know what STEM was and I had no idea that I had been the recipient of any of the grants from the Northshore Schools Foundation. Today I am inspired to pursue a career in Sustainable Engineering and Design, and grateful for the 9 different grants that have supported me in my education,” said Spencer Lane, a junior at Inglemoor High School and the featured student speaker at the 10th Annual Northshore Schools Foundation Luncheon held April 28th, 2013 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.
The event, attended by more than 300 people, raised more than $120,000 to support Foundation initiatives and programs that prepare K-12 students to be successful when they enter the colleges or career of their choice.
Photos by Shelly Oberman Photography
Northshore Junior High student Anthony Ramos, Cristian Flores-Torres, Bainbridge Garcia, shared how the Hang-Time homework support program helped them increase their grades and inspired them to go to college. “If I didn’t have Hang -Time, I would probably be failing school and could not achieve my dream of being a Marine,” said Flores-Torres. Hang-Time is a Community Schools program funded through a partnership between several local and regional partners including the Northshore Schools Foundation, The Northshore YMCA, the School District, the Seattle Foundation.
Keynote speaker, and Seattle Foundation President, Norman Rice emphasized the value of community involvement in education and industry participation in K-12 education to expose students to the careers of the future. Rice was joined by Northshore & Eastside leaders Supt. Larry Francois, Puget Sound Energy’s Andy Wappler, Foundation President Sherry Krainick and Cascadia Community College President Dr. Eric Murray who all made the case for the importance of increased commitment from community members in support of local education.
The event also featured students from Northshore Junior High’s award-winning Symphonic Band, Kenmore Elementary School’s drumming group and Wellington Elementary School’s Helping Hands service program. Each of these programs received Northshore Schools Foundation grants in 2012-13.
“We wanted to highlight how these programs help grow confidence and provide relevant learning opportunities for students. The student speakers really hit home how the right programs can be the motivating factor between just graduating, and graduating ready to be successful. Everything from a 6th grade student singing out a cappella to a room full of adults, to three young men sharing just a piece of their educational journey all builds success on success. These students are the ones that do the hard work but I believe it’s our responsibility to give them the opportunity,” said Dalziel.
The Foundation is sponsored by more than 65 local and regional companies. Title Sponsors for the event were Cornerstone General Contractors and Evergreen Medical Supply. Molbaks and the Windermere Foundation were honored as Premiere Sponsors. Major Sponsors included Northwest Totem Cellars, Puget Sound Energy Foundation, BioLife Solutions and Brent Planning Solutions. Microsoft , McKinstry, Boeing, and the Friends of the Foundation provided $39,000 in challenge match funds for people making gifts of more than $200 at the event.
Other Sponsors included: Banner Bank, Statefarm-Barry Glenn, Barrage Cellars, BECU, Beresford Company, Dykeman Architects , Elevation Cellars, Fairwinds-Brittany Park, Kiwanis of Northshore, Picolla Cellars, Shelly Oberman Photography, Sparkman, Starline Transportation, Ontra Marketing, VoiceFlix, QBSI, Bonefish, Obelisco Estates, Body Fat Testing, Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union, Alexa’s Café, La Petit Terrior, Pen Thai, Patterson Cellars, Project V Distillery, School Employees Credit Union, Studio Meng Strazaara Architects, Symmetry Electronics, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Educational Data Services, Evergreen Karate, Walgreens, Rainer Investment Management, Country Village, Alaska Airlines, Orange Credit Union, Wellington Chocolates, Italianissimo Ristorante, Law Firm of Johns Monroe Mitsunaga Kolouskova, Knight Visions Gallery, NAC Architects, NSEA, New Ventures Group, Rely Local, Bothell, Woodinville Kirkland, Russell’s, Snapdoodle Toys, Travis Fitzmaurice & Associates, Susan Fyall Property Management, Lynnwood Convention Center and Bothellblog.com.
Northshore Schools Foundation 2012 Luncheon Event
The Northshore Schools Foundation (NSF) annual Light a Fire for Learning luncheon held April 26th, 2012 raised more than $118,000 to support STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) education and other district wide initiatives.
The event, featuring Astronaut Bonnie Dunbar, highlighted a variety of programs funded by the Northshore Schools Foundation and demonstrated the organization’s commitment to ensuring students have access to the resources they need as they prepare to enter the workforce of our future.
Canyon Creek’s marimba band created an atmosphere of joy and energy as more than 300 business owners, industry professionals, parents and school district staff gathered to celebrate the contributions made by the foundation.
Teachers John Schmied from Skyview Junior High, Lydia Booker from Woodmoor Elementary and Kathleen Dearborn from the career and college readiness program, celebrated how grants from the foundation have made an everyday contribution to their students and enhanced the educational opportunities that the Northshore School District already provides.
Dr. Dunbar shared her inspiring story from farm to space and cited how dedicated teachers helped direct her way, and how knowledge of STEM subjects is the key to discovering how the world works. “Eighty-seven percent of the jobs of the future will require STEM skills,” she said.
Event emcee, Andy Wappler, vice president of corporate affairs for Puget Sound Energy, brought to life how corporate partners and sponsors are investing in the workforce of their future, by supporting students now.
Students from Wellington’s Helping Hands program emphasized how their service learning program, partially supported by the foundation, is teaching them lifelong service learning skills.
“The Helping Hands program teaches us important lessons through doing service projects. We learn to be aware of the needs of others. We develop compassion for those in need. We think of others and not just ourselves,“ said Wellington student Nathan Ahlstrom.
Hannah Thomas, Bothell High School ASB president and student presenter shared, “I have realized just how much of an impact the foundation has had, since the beginning, every single day. For me, science and leadership inspired me, and I had many helpful teachers along the way to support me. But there are so many other paths one can take. For someone, math and business might be their forte. For another, it could be languages or culinary arts. Whatever the path is, the Northshore Schools Foundation is there to provide an extra boost, to shine some extra light on the path. I have experienced this first-hand, and I know that so many others have as well.”
The event was sponsored by more than 56 local and regional companies. Title sponsor for the event was Cornerstone General Contractors, who was also honored with the Foundation Support Award.
Molbak’s was honored as a premiere sponsor.
Major Sponsors included Foundation House of Bothell, Northwest Totem Cellars, BioLife Solutions, Hollywood Schoolhouse and the Windermere Foundation. Microsoft, McKinstry, Boeing, Fred Meyer and the Friends of the Foundation provided more than $40,000 of challenge match funds for people making gifts of more than $200 at the event.
Other sponsors included:
Banner Bank, Barrage Cellars, BECU, Brent Planning Solutions, Dykeman Architects, Inc, Elevation Cellars, Fairwinds, Brittany Park, Kiwanis of Northshore, HR Kinnections, Obelisco Estates, Patterson Cellars, PBS Engineering, Project V Distillery, Puget Sound Energy, School Employees Credit Union, Studio Meng Strazaara, architects, Symmetry Electronics, Yakima Fruit Market, Advanced European Auto, James Todd Cochrane, author, Bothell Music Festival, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Fey & Grey Orthodontics, Educational Data Services, Evergreen Karate, Intrigue Chocolates, Italianissimo Ristorante, Law Firm of Johns Monroe Mitsunaga Kolouskova, Knight Visions Gallery, NAC Architects, NSEA, New Ventures Group, Clover Leaf Rebekah Lodge 54, Rely Local, Bothell, Woodinville Kirkland, Rick Knotts, musician, Russell’s, Snapdoodle Toys, State Farm – Barry Glenn, Travis, Fitzmaurice & Associates, Inc, Woodinville Weekly, Susan Fyall Property Management and Twin Brook Creamery.
Northshore Schools Foundation 2011 Luncheon Event
Our annual “Light A Fire for Learning” Luncheon.
This is our most important event of our year and we look forward to having you join us.
Check in opens at 11:00am
11:30 am – Student displays, Leota Orchestra & Registration and Connection
12:00 pm- Program begins
1:30 pm- Program ends
LYNNWOOD CONVENTION CENTER
3711 196TH STREET S.W.
We can’t wait to see you!!!
Northshore Schools Foundation 2010 Luncheon Event
7th Annual Benefit Luncheon
Light A Fire for Learning 2010, Tuesday, May 25th from 11:30 am -1:15 pm at the Lynnwood Convention Center. A luncheon to benefit Northshore Schools Foundation.
Our annual luncheon showcased our outstanding Northshore students, celebrated the Northshore Schools Foundation, Northshore School District partnership and demonstrated how your support helps our students achieved the promise of their academic potential.
Andy Wappler, Emcee
Adam Cornell, Featured Speaker
Doors open • 11:30
Lunch & program • 12:00-1:15