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GiveBIG May 15 to Keep Kids in School
The Seattle Foundation's third "GiveBIG" day of giving is Wednesday, May 15, from midnight to midnight. During this 24-hour period, individual donors are encouraged to make contributions to nonprofits through The Seattle Foundation website. All donations made on May 15 are partially matched--stretched--by the foundation and its sponsors so every donor dollar is actually $1+ for the nonprofit.
To make a GiveBIG donation to Communities In Schools of Washington, click here on May 15 to donate online. Your donation will help keep more kids in school and on the path to a brighter future.
Mardi Gras Event Raises $85,000
On Saturday, March 2, Communities In Schools of Washington hosted its festive annual fundraiser at the Seattle Design Center. This year brought us several new sponsors and in-kind donors, record ticket sales, and a crowd that blew us away with their generosity, resulting in a grand total of $85,000. What a night!
Check out the video below or view and download photos from our Flickr site here.
Our sincere appreciation to the following event sponsors and in-kind donors.
Co-exclusive: AT&T, IBM
Valedictorian: Cisco Systems, Denali Advanced Integration, EMC2
Honor Roll: Coffee Physics, Matisia Consultants, SAP, Tyroda LLC
Graduate: Banner Bank, BECU
Major In-kind Donors: Seasoned in Seattle Catering, Service Linen Supply, Sound Engineering Audio
Other In-kind Donors: Animate Objects Physical Theater, Christina Arbini Photography, Georgetown Brewery, New Leaf photography LLC, Silver Lake Winery, Sungraphics Design
Is Communities In Schools a Good Investment?
According to a study released by Communities In Schools National in 2012, the answer is a resounding YES! The study, conducted over the past year by a leading economic modeling firm, shows that Communities In Schools not only helps more kids graduate, it also makes a measurable economic impact in the communities it serves.
One of the most significant findings: Every $1 invested in Communities In Schools creates $11.60 of economic benefit for the community. This comes from higher graduation rates attributed to Communities In Schools and the subsequent higher earning by these graduates. Ultimately that means increased buying power along with social service and taxpayer savings in the community.
You can also see a video (below) of Communities In Schools national board chair Elaine Wynn and president Dan Cardinali talking about the study results on a recent edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe. Wynn sums it up well during the interview when she says, "If Communities In Schools was a stock, I'd be buying!"