In order to help protect the health and well-being of our community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Spring for Schools luncheon on May 1st. Our Spring for Schools is now an online campaign.
We are working directly with the Bellevue School District to support our most at-risk students during school closures as well as continuing support for innovative programs that will help all of our students maintain their academic excellence when they return to school.
Support our students and families during this crisis. Any amount you give helps.
In addition, Angel Donors have stepped up to offer a matching pool for donations of $1,000 and above. Your $1,000 contributions will be doubled thanks to their generosity.
Our work for our students has never been more critical and while much has changed for all of us recently, including our event, the needs of our students have only increased.
We are in uncharted waters. The District and local agencies are strained to cover the large numbers of students now needing to have basic physical, emotional and educational needs met. Your unrestricted donation gives the Bellevue School District the ability to meet student needs as they arise.
Please make your gift today.
BSF Supports Mental Health in COVID-19 Crisis and more
We now find ourselves at the epicenter of a global health crisis, but we are undaunted. As an organization, the Bellevue Schools Foundation has shifted its focus to emergency services for its most vulnerable students--emergency food for students who typically rely on school breakfasts and lunches, and on-line mental health services for middle and high school students experiencing anxiety and depression. We have also funded on-line educational platforms that are currently allowing our children to complete their school work from home.
Hear Heather Erickson, Department Chair of the Counseling Team at Newport High School, talk about impact on the mental health of Bellevue students and the Signs of Suicide (SOS) program, funded in part by the Bellevue Schools Foundation.
Bellevue students need your support now more than ever. For more info on our programs or to donate, go to bsfdn.org.
Thank You to our Spring for Schools Innovator Sponsors
Your Support is Making a Difference.
We want to thank our Innovator Sponsors, Ascend Hospitality Group and The Bellevue Collection for their ongoing support of the Foundation.
Investing in public education is essential to the future economic success of individuals, businesses, communities, and the nation.
We are working directly with the Bellevue School District to support our most at-risk students during the closures as well as continuing our support for innovative programs that will help all of our students maintain their academic excellence when they return to school.
We are all stakeholders in public education and education is the key to economic growth and prosperity. Let's work together to assure the continued vitality of our community.
If you would like to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities, contact Lori Anderson at 425-499-4199 or email her at Lori@bsfdn.org
Honor Roll Realtor & Lenders
Finding Creative Ways to Support our Bellevue Students
The Bellevue Schools Foundation Honor Roll Realtor program has grown to almost 50 Realtors and our Honor Roll Lender program launched in 2019.
BSF Honor Roll Realtors & Lenders support education in our public schools as more than valuable community partners. They are making an impact, helping to build futures and connecting with our vibrant and diverse community in innovative ways. Read more about our Honor Roll Realtor & Lender program in the Points Living March feature page 38. Excerpts are below:
Wes Jones, Keller Williams Bellevue realtor has been an HRR since 2018. He grew up in Bellevue playing on the Bellevue High School Football team and his family lived in Yarrow Point for 35 years.
Wes continued his community involvement even into adulthood. He donates $500 per real estate transaction/referral to the local school PTSA. This is an example of the innovation in giving our Honor Roll Realtors and Lenders are showing.
Ian Olsen from Guaranteed Rate, was our first Honor Roll Lender. Medina resident since 2007, he is highly involved in Medina Elementary and jokingly says he is the "token chaperone", board member, and volunteer. Honor Roll Realtor and board member, Britt Wibmer, asked Ian about starting an Honor Roll Lender program and Ian was ALL in.
Dietrich Miklautsch, our newest Honor Roll Lender is a Senior Loan Officer at Guild Mortgage. He has a passion for educating his clients to make the most strategic decisions when selecting a mortgage. Not only is he our newest Lender, he is also giving Bellevue Schools Foundation a percentage back from any mortgage that an Honor Roll Realtor client receives.
Our Honor Roll Realtors & Lenders invest their money, time, and energy supporting BSF programs. In fact, many of our Realtor & Lender partners have children in Bellevue public schools and they serve as Foundation Trustees, Ambassadors, and Committee members. We are proud and grateful to count them among our family of Foundation supporters.
For more info about becoming an Honor Roll Realtor or Lender, contact Carmen@bsfdn.org.