Mission

To enrich the education of PK – 12 students in the White Salmon Valley public schools.  

Vision

We envision schools where staff and community work together to provide engaging and innovative educational opportunities that prepare students for a bright future as productive 21st century citizens.

Objectives

  1. Provide funding for essential tools, training and resources for student learning success.
  2. Build positive community awareness – schools and WSVEF.
  3. Establish a sustainable source of funding.
  4. Enhance effectiveness of the Foundation through internal development.

The Foundation will work in partnership with the School District to achieve the following:

  • Enrich school curriculum.

  • Support staff development.

  • Strengthen education, business and community partnerships.

Policies

Among the policies that will guide operation of the Foundation are the following:

  • The Foundation will evaluate and fund grants that are identified as advancing the Foundation’s Vision, Mission and Objectives as defined in the application. Please see the funding priorities page for more information.
  • The Foundation will annually review funded grants as a means of evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the Foundation in achieving its Objectives.
  • The Foundation will attempt to provide support to the needs of students of all ability levels in its grant funding decisions.
  • The Foundation dedicates a minimum of 25% of all donations in a long term endowment to extend the work of the Foundation for future generations.
 

Letter from the Executive Director

Over the past decade, the WSVEF has contributed over $3 million dollars to our schools though grant writing to outside funding sources and awarding grants directly from community-raised funds. Contributions from our community have helped modernize and upgrade classrooms, assist in the professional development of our teachers, and deliver opportunities our children would not have had otherwise.
In 2017 alone, contributions helped fund Sources of Strength (SOS), a comprehensive wellness program that focuses on preventing suicide, violence, and substance abuse in schools and communities;  a new multi media system shared between WPSIS & Henkle; technology for virtual reality field trips in the high school; professional development to inspire new ways of teaching music to more children than ever in the middle school and much more.   We’ve also recently secured a $1.7million dollar grant to fund after school programs for the next 5 years.  
The WSVEF’s endowment continues to grow, building a stable a source as White Salmon’s schools grow. We invite you to become a part of this legacy by volunteering or donating today!
 
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Amanda Lawrence
Executive Director, WSVEF