Public schools are always near the top when people list the benefits of living on Mercer Island. Our schools have educated our sons and daughters and launched them into success in college and beyond. Many have returned as parents of new generations of students. But whether here on Mercer Island or scattered throughout the world, they form a Mercer Island family, products of, and committed to, exceptional public education.

The dollars raised in the spring are critical in providing the ability for the District to leverage its greatest needs. The community dollars are critical. Funds from the state are not enough to provide even a basic education for every student.

Annually fundraising campaigns provide for the Foundation to meet its mission by securing private funding for outstanding educational opportunities and special projects that are not funded – or are funded only in part – by the District budget. Your tax-deductible gift ensures that the Foundation will fulfill its commitment to a partnership with District administrators, teachers, parents, and the community on behalf of educational excellence for every Mercer Island student.

Spring begins with the kick-off to the Bridge Campaign: the Breakfast of Champions. Everyone is invited to this showcase event celebrating exceptional teachers and students. The Breakfast of Champions supports more than 4,300 students at all six schools on Mercer Island. This event always brings together the entire community in support of students and teachers. Become an Angel, be a Sponsor, Table Captain, or be our Guest! You won’t want to miss this exciting event.

District-wide fundraising campaign each spring to ensure the District has the financial leverage it needs to fund teachers, maintain class size and ensure exceptional education experiences for every student. Throughout the spring, BRIDGE events are held at individual schools. Meaningful communication is distributed to parents and the community about the importance of participation. Please join parents just like you… participate and donate at your school’s “fun-raising” event in the spring.

The Mercer Island Schools Foundation’s long history of unprecedented community-wide support is critical to providing the rich education our community expects, and our children deserve.

You’re invited to join 600 parents, community leaders, businesses, and educators as they gather to celebrate exceptional students, outstanding teachers, and award-winning alumni for this extraordinary showcase event, the Breakfast of Champions.

Spring begins with the kick-off to the BRIDGE CAMPAIGN: the Breakfast of Champions. Everyone is invited to this special showcase event celebrating exceptional teachers, students, and alumni. The Mercer Island Schools Foundation supports more than 4,300 students and their teachers at all six schools on Mercer Island. The event always brings together the entire Mercer Island community – parents, business and community leaders, elected officials, alumni and more. Be a Sponsor or Table Captain, or be our guest; you won’t want to miss this exciting community-wide event.

Invest In a Child’s Future Today

It only takes a moment for you to create a meaningful impact for every Mercer Island student. Consider making your investment today!

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.