Highline Schools Foundation Raises over $100,000 for Highline Public Schools


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The Highline Schools Foundation announced that it raised over $100,000 during the month of October with two successful events – the Burien Brat Trot on Oct. 7 and the Oktoberfest Dinner, held last Saturday, Oct. 20!

All proceeds will go towards the foundation’s goal of benefiting students and teachers in the Highline School District.

The Brat Trot (we’re a founding Sponsor) raised over $61,000, with a record number of race registrations, community donations and sponsorships contributing to its success.

The annual Oktoberfest Dinner, Dance and Auction, held last Saturday night, raised nearly $45,000.

“All of the funds raised by Highline Schools Foundation help students and teachers in Highline Public Schools get the resources they need to be successful,” said Foundation Board President Janel Stoneback. “We fund teacher grants for classroom innovation, scholarships, district athletic needs, arts programs and college and career readiness programs among many other needs,” she added. “The need in our district is so great. We are highly motivated to do as much as we can to help our public school students and teachers. By helping our schools, we make our community stronger.”

“The Highline Schools Foundation has made a concerted effort over the past year to have a presence in our community,” said Foundation Trustee and Oktoberfest event chair Kristen Kerns.” We want people to know about the good work we do for kids in our community—and Brat Trot and Oktoberfest really helped put us on the map!’ The Foundation Board is dedicated to having fun while raising money for our schools—and we’re thrilled to have such great community participation in our events.”

For more information on the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence, click here.

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