2016 Gold Star Awards, BASH & Breakfast

2016 Gold Star Awards, April 15, 2016 at Cedarbrook Lodge

(Burien, WA) Highline Schools Foundation announces “All IN!” as this year’s Gold Star Awards theme.  The annual Gold Star Awards Breakfast is the largest fundraiser supporting the exciting, bold work being done to benefit all students in Highline Public Schools. Each year, Highline Schools Foundation invites civic, community and corporate leaders to a lively celebration to benefit Highline’s 20,000 students.

All of the funds raised by Highline Schools Foundation help students and teachers in Highline Public Schools get the resources they need to be successful. The Foundation funds a myriad of needs in Highline—including scholarships, district athletic needs, technology, college and career readiness, early learning initiatives and support for our neediest 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 NominationsThe Foundation relies on the entire community to bring forward the names of those to be considered for these awards through the Gold Star Award Nomination process. Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Gold Star Awards in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Teacher
  • Outstanding Volunteer
  • Outstanding Classified or Professional Support Staff
  • Outstanding Administrator
  • Outstanding Alumnus
  • Rookie Teacher of the Year

Nominations can be submitted online. The deadline is Wednesday March 2, 2016

Gold Star Awards 2016 Logo - All In!The Foundation’s annual Gold Star Awards Breakfast is the largest fundraising event supporting Highline Schools Foundation. At this year’s breakfast, attendees will be inspired to go “All IN!” for Highline and learn how the collective focus of our community can make an enormous and meaningful impact on our students – more than we can imagine as individuals!

Go ALL IN! and attend Highline Schools Foundation’s Gold Star Awards Breakfast
and help raise the critical funds needed to support
the 20,000 students in Highline Public Schools!

Date:              Friday, April 15, 2016
Location:       Cedarbrook Lodge, 18525 – 36th Avenue S, Seattle
Time:             Check in 7:00 am | Breakfast 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Parking:         Complimentary
Registration:  Gold Star Breakfast RSVP

The Gold Star Awards Breakfast is a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation. There is no charge to attend, however a minimum donation of $200 at the event is suggested.

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 15th at Cedarbrook Lodge will entertain, challenge, and inspire all who attend.

2016 Gold Star Awards BASH!The Gold Star Awards BASH! is a red-carpet style event (21 and over) featuring a night of music, drinks, appetizers, and a LIVE announcement of the 2016 Gold Star Award winners. And this year, the fun will feature a special St. Patrick’s Day twist! You don’t want to miss it!

Date:               Thursday, March 17, 2016
Location:        Technology Access Foundation (TAF) Headquarters/605 SW 108th St., Seattle
Time:               6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost:                $20
Tickets on sale now:  Gold Star Awards BASH! Tickets

Support through corporate and individual sponsorship plays an integral role in the Foundation’s success. Thank you to The Boeing Company; Alaska Airlines; Cedarbrook Lodge; Dan and Claudia House, The Tin Room; Foster Pepper PLLC; King County Housing Authority; and Ferguson Wellman Capital Management for your early support of the Gold Star Awards Breakfast.

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, [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!