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Fundraising Events

The Renton Schools Foundation hosts fundraising opportunities throughout the year. Each year the two biggest fundraising opportunities are Play it Forward and our Annual Benefit Breakfast. Play it Forward takes place in March and supports music education. Our Annual Benefit Breakfast takes place in April and gathers the community to review successes of the past year and to look forward to what is next. In 2019 the foundation celebrates 10 years and there will be a special gala on September 21st 2019. 

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

Play it Forward

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 $2,910, was donated for the items listed below.  

A special shout out to the Randy Rockhill Fund and Allied Arts of Renton for their generous donations!  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

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: