In 1981, parents and community leaders had a dream — a vision of enhanced opportunity for students and teachers through a privately funded organization. Thanks to the diligent efforts of these volunteers, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation was formed. This group of committed individuals created a method for the Mercer Island community to provide all students and teachers with the finest educational materials to provide exceptional teaching and learning experiences for every student.
Over the years, donations to the Mercer Island Schools Foundation have continued to grow. Families and businesses throughout the Mercer Island community have joined together in a tremendous show of support for providing excellence in education by donating over 10.3 million dollars for our students, their teachers, and our schools.
The tremendous success of the organization lies in the simple fact that the Mercer Island Schools Foundation was born in a community that places real value on quality education.