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$245,000 Raised at Be the Bridge

A heartfelt thanks to all who attended and/or donated to our Be the Bridge Spring Benefit. Witnessing our generous community come together in support of students in the Lake Washington School District fills us with inspiration and overwhelming gratitude. Stay tuned for an update on our fundraising efforts, along with photos and videos from the occasion!

If you were not able to attend the event, you can still make your impact by donating online.

Applications Being Accepted for LWSF Board of Trustees

Are you interested in serving and impacting over 30,000 students across the Lake Washington School District? Are you passionate about the work of Lake Washington Schools Foundation?  

The Lake Washington Schools Foundation is looking to add new trustees to our governing board. LWSF raises funds and amplifies community resources to provide students in Lake Washington School District what they need to thrive, both now and in the future. We activate our mission through four focus areas: removing barriers, building connections, enhancing learning, and supporting wellness.  

We are very interested in building our board with thoughtful, diverse candidates who have enthusiasm for the work we do, connections to local businesses and corporations, and the ability to help us expand our reach.  

If you have a passion for serving and impacting students and families across the district, we encourage you to apply online.

Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions. 

Who is the Lake Washington Schools Foundation?

Discover the heart and soul of the Lake Washington Schools Foundation in just a few minutes. Watch our short video and learn how we work together with the community to make a difference in the lives of LWSD students.

See what LWSD Superintendent Dr. Jon Holmen has to say about the partnership between the Foundation and the school district.

Annual Report

Learn more about our work and our impact by viewing our 2022-2023 Annual Report.

Our Work

We sponsor high-impact programs and projects that nurture, connect, and empower students in our community.


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Ways to Give

Your valued contribution will help us to redefine community through education and youth development.

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