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Fundraising Events

The Renton Schools Foundation hosts fundraising opportunities throughout the year.  The two biggest fundraising opportunities is during the month of March during the Play it Forward music campaign and at our annual benefit breakfast, held the last Monday of April.

1. Benefit Breakfast

Renton Schools Foundation hosts a benefit breakfast on the last Monday of April at the Renton Pavilion Event Center. Each year the foundation features a speaker whose career has been impacted by their education or who is passionate about connecting education to the community. Former keynote speakers include: Bill Gates, Sr., Sally Jewel former president and CEO of REI, Dr. Bonnie Dunbar, astronaut and former mayor of Seattle Norm Rice. The average attendance for this breakfast is 350 individuals and business and approximately $200,000 is raised each year.


Friends of Renton Schools Sponsor Recognition Banner Located on the I-405 side of Renton City Hall

2.  Risdon Music Fund / Play it Forward

We invote you to join Friends of Renton Schools and Vera Risdon to enhance instrument choices for students at Ridson Middle School, scheduled to open in the Fall of 2017.  Visit the Ridson Music Fund tab above for all the details!

Each year during the month of March our school foundation raises money to support music programs in all Renton schools.  This past year because of your generoisty $3,290 is being donated for the items listed below!

March 1 - Choir, Band and Orchestra Sheet music - $710
March 8 - Tubano Drums - $695
March 15 - Shekere - $260
March 22 - Band and Orchestra supplies  - $1,625

Our music teacher and students thank you!

"Music is so important in the lives of students, and it is wonderful that Renton School District is committed to keeping music in schools. And with the financial support of our community and families through the Friends of Renton School foundation, we will keep the music playing in every school in the district." Josh Viles, Music Department Chair, Hazen High School

3. Community Partners

We are proud to form great partnerships within our community. Our foundation truly appreciates how they reach out to include and support us in their events. We would like to thank following community members for their support: