Living on Mercer Island often prompts individuals to highlight the prominence of public schools as a critical advantage. These educational institutions have nurtured our children’s academic journey and propelled them toward success in higher education and beyond. Many former students have returned as parents, entrusting the same educational environment to the next generation. Whether residing on Mercer Island or scattered across the globe, they remain interconnected as part of the community, united by their shared experiences and dedication to exceptional public education.

To sustain and enhance this legacy of excellence, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation conducts two annual fundraising campaigns.

The Fall All in for Kids campaign spans from September through December, during which we collaborate closely with the District to prioritize funding initiatives across all schools. The funds raised through All in for Kids are pivotal in supporting critical programming in every school. Additionally, during the fall campaign, teacher grants are extended to high school, middle school, and elementary schools.

In the spring, the Spring for Schools campaign, running from January through June, focuses on funding curricula, professional development, and enrichment activities across all schools. These efforts also contribute to the District’s ability to manage staffing and maintain optimal class sizes.

These campaigns secure funding for exceptional educational opportunities and special projects that may require additional support beyond the District budget. Your tax-deductible contribution ensures that the Foundation can effectively collaborate with District administrators, educators, parents, and the broader community to uphold educational standards that benefit every Mercer Island student.

Fall All In for Kids

Each fall, your investment in the All in for Kids campaign supports strategic programs in core academics, enrichment, professional development, social/emotional programs, academic support, and so much more. Learn more about what YOU will make possible this fall. (Link to Priority Funding List)

Spring for Schools

Your investment during the annual Spring for Schools campaign ensures the District has the financial leverage it needs to fund teachers, maintain class size, and ensure exceptional education experiences for every student.