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.
Thank you to our Gala Sponsors!
Marcie Maxwell and Bob Reeder
First Financial Northwest Bank
The Melrose Grill
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.
The Renton Schools Foundation celebrated another year with Toyota of Renton and Walker’s Renton Subaru at the helm of their donation support with a billboard of gratitude. Campbell Hill Elementary student, Adrian, and Honey Dew Elementary student, Isaac, are featured on the billboard that thanks Walker’s Renton Subaru and Toyota of Renton for their support of The Renton Schools Foundation.
Play it Forward
Each year during the month of March our school foundation raises money to support music programs in all Renton schools. Each week in partnership with the music department we share a targeted musical need and all donations made will go directly to the that specific item. Your gifts this month raised funds for these items.
- Djembe Drums raised: $325.00
- Glockenspiels raised: $250.00
- Elementary Choral Music raised: $540.00
“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
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:
- Renton Rotary
- Walker Subaru
- Toyota of Renton
- and more…