2015 Gold Star Awards, Nominations and Events

(Burien, WA) Highline Schools Foundation announces “Own Your Impact” as this year’s Gold Star Awards theme.  Each year, Highline Schools Foundation invites civic, community and corporate leaders to a lively celebration to benefit students in Highline Public Schools. Emceed by Pete Fewing, Head Coach of the Seattle University Redhawks men’s soccer team, this year’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast on Friday, April 17th at Cedarbrook Lodge will entertain, challenge, and inspire all who attend.

Highline Schools Foundation raises funds, gathers resources and builds partnerships that support all students in Highline Public Schools. The Foundation funds a myriad of needs in Highline—including classroom enrichment, technology, arts, athletics, college scholarships and outreach to the neediest of students and families. The Foundation is proud to partner with Highline Public Schools in keeping their promise: that “every student is known by name, strength and need, and graduates ready for college, career and citizenship.”


Gold Star Awards NominationsEach year, Highline Schools Foundation solicits nominations from community members, district employees and parents for their prestigious Gold Star Awards.  Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2015 Gold Star Awards in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Teacher
  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Outstanding Classified Support Staff
  • Outstanding Administrator
  • Outstanding Alumnus
  • and a new award, Rookie Teacher of the Year, recognizing a teacher with three or less years of total teaching experience, who demonstrates outstanding abilities in their field early in their career.

Nominations can be submitted online. The deadline is Wednesday March 4, 2015


The annual Gold Star Awards Breakfast is the largest fundraising event supporting Highline Schools Foundation. At this event, not only are the Gold Star Award winners honored, critical funds are raised to support the nearly 20,000 students in Highline with the resources they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Own Your Impact - Highline Schools Foundation Breakfast - April 17 at Cedarbrook Lodge

Date:               Friday, April 17, 2015
Location:        Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 – 36th Avenue S, Seattle
Time:               Check in 7:00 am. Breakfast 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Parking:          Complimentary
Cost:                Free to attend. A minimum donation of $150 is suggested at the event
Registration:  Click here to reserve your seat today


  • Emcee Pete Fewing, Head Coach of the Seattle University Redhawks men’s soccer team and Highline Public Schools Alumnus
  • A report on district successes and challenges from Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield
  • The 2015 Gold Star Award winners


The Gold Star Awards BASH is a red-carpet style event (21 and over) featuring a night of music, drinks, appetizers and dancing and a LIVE announcement of the Gold Star Award winners.

Gold Star Awards BASH!Date:               Thursday, March 19, 2015
Location:        Technology Access Foundation (TAF) Headquarters, 605 SW 108th St., Seattle
Time:               6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost:                $15
Tickets on sale now:  Don’t miss the party – click here to buy your tickets today


Support from businesses and individuals is integral to the Foundation’s success.  Thank you to The Boeing Company, Alaska Airlines, Comcast, The Tin Room, Badgley Phelps Investment Managers, Recology/Cleanscapes, Ferguson Wellman Capital Management and Foster Pepper PLLC for your early support of the Gold Star Awards Breakfast.   2015 Gold Star Awards Breakfast Sponsorship Opportunities

Many levels of sponsorship are available, from $10,000 Premier Sponsor to $1,250 Community Sponsor. For more information please contact Ashley Fosberg, Executive Director, at [email protected]

Since 1999, the Highline Schools Foundation has been supporting innovation and excellence in Highline Public Schools. Our funding priorities focus on programs to improve academic achievement, supporting college and career readiness, grants to teachers for engaging classroom projects, the arts, athletics, and programs that keep students in school and productive. Highline is a district full of need and opportunity. The Highline Schools Foundation is the only non-profit organization dedicated to all schools in our district—our goal is to help as many students as possible be successful!