Application Deadline is 5PM Oct. 29, 2021
In November, we welcomed our newest board member to the Kent Schools Foundation. Ryaire has spent most of his life in Seattle. A product of Seattle Public Schools, he is a graduate of the University of Washington with a focus on Political Science and Social Justice. He holds a master’s in business administration from Western Governors University. Ryaire is currently a part of the Sales Leadership team at DocuSign. As a long-time member of the technology community, one of Ryaire’s on-going goals is to increase minority representation within the tech industry. In addition to managing his own recruiting firm to tackle this issue, he has also created classes to help students of color prepare for professional advancement and is continuously evaluating creative ideas to challenge the status quo.
“From the first time he joined us as a guest in one of our meetings, his passion for students, parent engagement, and community has been inspiring,” said Paul Bogel, current KSF President. Not only does Ryaire bring this passion for community engagement, but he is also a servant leader with an eye for detail and a deep commitment to our mission to engage with families, educators, businesses, and the broader community to fund innovative and supportive learning opportunities for every student in the Kent School District.”
Ryaire is extremely excited to be apart of the Kent School Foundation and help create more opportunities for academic success that our young leaders of tomorrow desperately need. Ryaire will serve on the board this year as President-Elect, learning more about the organization and district alongside President Bogel and other board members as he prepares to become President in 2022.
Kent Schools Foundation is actively recruiting new board members, learn more at https://kentschoolsfoundation.org/joinourteam.
COVID will not stop Kent Schools Foundation from supporting students this school year or raising funds to support students in the future.
Kent Schools Foundation (KSF) is a non-profit dedicated to engaging with families, educators, businesses, and the broader community to fund innovative and supportive learning opportunities for every student in the Kent School District.
KSF is taking their third annual fundraiser online for 30 days to raise funds for the Foundation during November. November 1-30 is officially #KSFGiving, and everyone is invited! The KSF Board decided to turn what would have been the annual third auction into an online fundraiser this year, not letting COVID stop the momentum this non-profit has had the last two years supporting students, classrooms, and schools in the Kent School District.
The funds raised during #KSFGiving will support annual classroom grants, KSD Students scholarships, and more. This unprecedented time has severely impacted our most vulnerable populations, many of whom face daily shortages of the most basic human needs. Earlier this year the Kent Schools Foundation awarded $28,000 in community grants to organizations supporting KSD students and families. These critical organizations continue to supply basic needs to our children and families, needs like food, clothing, housing support, and more. Thank you to our partners who continue this work Iraqi Community Center of Washington, Kent Community Foundation, Kent Food Bank, Living Well Kent, Mother Africa, The Storehouse, World Relief Seattle, and Degh Tegh.
“At times, if it may feel as if nothing has gone just as we planned this year, Kent Schools Foundation also sees this as an opportunity to come together and support our students at unprecedented levels,” said Paul Bogel, Kent Schools Foundation President. “With the help of our sponsors, and donors at all levels, we are hopeful that the giving will exceed our previous events and our community will come together to fund innovative and supportive learning opportunities for every student in KSD.”
You can Join Kent Schools Foundation for a live event on Wednesday, November 18, at 12:30 pm to learn more about the foundations impact in KSD.
The first one was so successful that we’re doing it again!
Saturday, June 13th | 11am – 1pm
Help us support local non-profits in partnership with Kent Community Foundation! We will be accepting donations – all while following the social distancing guidelines.
Please visit https://www.kentstation.com/donation-drive for details and for a list of much-needed items.