From January to August, the Mercer Island Schools Foundation launches its Spring for Schools Campaign, a crucial initiative aimed at addressing the Mercer Island School District’s (MISD) most pressing financial needs. This campaign plays a pivotal role in providing MISD with the necessary financial resources.

The Foundation collaborates closely with the District to identify and prioritize spring funding for various programs across all schools. This concerted effort helps mitigate the shortfall between state and local funding and the actual cost of delivering a comprehensive education on Mercer Island.

As the State of Washington consistently fails to adequately fund its schools, our community’s commitment to educational excellence is more important than ever. We invite you to contribute to this cause in a manner that reflects your family’s values. Your generosity, regardless of the amount, is invaluable and greatly appreciated.

Below you will find the 2024 Spring Programs YOU can help fund.

A donation to the MISF Spring for Schools Campaign will directly fund existing essential programs throughout all schools. In addition, YOUR dollars support curricula, technology, art, music, professional development, innovation programs, teacher enrichment grants, and strategic planning.

Breakfast of Champions

The Mercer Island Schools Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions is the largest fundraiser of the year and has been a community tradition and we celebrate it’s 14th year! Everyone is welcome to join us for this inspirational showcase celebrating exceptional Mercer Island teachers, students, and programs funded by our generous community. The Breakfast of Champions supports more than 4,000 students at all six schools on Mercer Island. Everyone is invited!

Join us on Tuesday, April 30, @ 7:00 am to check-in, enjoy coffee with the community, and preview some of the amazing Foundation-funded programs. The Breakfast will officially start at 7:30am! We invite you to become an Angel Donor, Sponsor, Table Captain, or simply be our Guest. You will want to attend this exciting event!

Pancake Breakfasts

Additionally, throughout the spring, events are held at individual schools. Look for information soon on the Pancake Breakfasts at our elementary schools.

The elementary pancake breakfasts are held before school, and traditionally there is some sort of entertainment for our students and families, such as The Reptile Guy or The Bug Chef.

Your investment will provide resources for educational excellence and place Mercer Island schools at the top of the list when it comes to providing rich, engaging experiences for every student.

MISF newsletters sent out frequently to our community share stories on how your dollars significantly impact our schools and in-depth information on programs funded through the Spring for Schools campaign.