As we look back at 2014 we can be proud of what was accomplished and look forward to an even more amazing 2015. We were able to fund 41 classroom grants to teachers throughout the Mukilteo School District thanks to the generous donations of residents, teachers, businesses and district employees. Most of that money came from our annual fundraising breakfast held in November of 2013 at Kamiak High School, for the last time. The rest came from individual donations throughout the year.
In addition to the grants we awarded six $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at each of our three high schools. And finally, we funded a field trip to the Boeing Company and hands-on interactive projects at the Future of Flight Aviation Center for nearly all district 6th graders. This was the Foundation’s inaugural collaboration with a new STEM (Stem, Technology, Engineering, Math) program designed to inspire students to consider an education and career in STEM related fields.
The 2014 fundraising breakfast was held for the first time at the Future of Flight Aviation Center and was a record breaking event. 352 people donated nearly $60,000 dollars (both records) and were regaled by returning emcee Rick Rizzs and author/speaker Carol Cassella.
In December the Mukilteo Schools Foundation awarded 57 grants to district teachers totaling $26,000. The grants will be used for field trips, STEM projects, books and a variety of enrichment programs at all grade levels. We are thrilled to be able to fund these grants and help enhance the great work being done by our teachers, students and administrators.
We believe 2015 will be even better. We have several projects in the pipeline and will keep you posted right here. You can also go here and check out the grants we have awarded for 2015.
Thanks again to all of you who donated and made 2014 so special.