Join the Lake Stevens Education Foundation in Supporting Education in our Community!



You can help provide excellent academic experiences for Lake Stevens School District students by making a tax deductable donation to the Education Foundation TODAY!



The Lake Stevens Education Foundation (LSEF) is a community-based, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing academic excellence for all Lake Stevens School District students and children. We fund programs that promote academic experiences, teacher innovation, early learning opportunities that promote success for all students.

Lake Stevens School District students receive a great education, that's why so many families choose to live in our district. Our schools make our community strong, vibrant and prepare our children well for their future. We all know the challenges our community and School District are experiencing during these difficult economic times.The Lake Stevens Education Foundation is committed to provide much needed financial support for our local schools. Your donation will provide Innovative Teaching and Learning grants to teachers, support Scholarships to graduating seniors, mid-high intervention programs and early learning opportunities to ensure children will enter Kindergarten will the skills necessary to be successful in school.

By providing you with many ways to give, we've made it easy for you to support Lake Stevens Education Foundation.

To date, LSEF has:
  • Awarded $80,000 in classroom grants
  • Provides a book a month to nearly 1,000 Lake kids
  • Awarded $14,000 in college scholarships last year alone

Our goal for this campaign is to raise $40,000 to support LSEF Innovative Learning and Teaching Grants. (Go here for more information about our Innovative Learning and Teaching Grants.)

Sponsored by Tom Kruse, Attorney and Terri & John Spencer.

Donate to the Spring for Education Breakfast

Spring for Education Benefit Breakfast


The Lake Stevens Education Foundation is hosting its 5th Annual benefit breakfast on March 7th, 2013 at 6:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Lake Stevens Educational Service Center. Funds raised will support programs of the Foundations that help Lake Steven's students and staff.

Donate to the Calling For Kids Campaign

Donate using Network For Good to support the Calling for Kids Campaign



Join the Lake Stevens Education Foundation's "Calling For Kids!" Annual Fund Raising Campaign, October 1-4, 2012. Our goal is to raise $40,000 - $5.00 for every student in the district! 100% of your donation provides direct support to classrooms through Innovative Teaching and Learning Grants. Teachers throughout the district may apply for funds for projects that would not otherwise be funded by the school district by the school district for their students and classroom.

Please donate generously today! Your gift of $5 or $500 will make a significant difference to our students and schools!



Donate Money


LSEF General Support: Donations supports all LSEF programs including Innovative Teaching and Learning Grants, ABC Early Learning programs for pre-school age children and families and scholarships for Lake Stevens graduating students.

Donate on-line through our secure server.The Lake Stevens Education Foundation has partnered with Network for Good to facilitate your on-line credit card transaction.


Donate to LSEF


Make gifts of securities to the Lake Stevens Foundation. Include the Foundation in your will or bequest.

You can also mail checks to LSEF, PO Box 1495, Lake Stevens, WA 98258 or call 425-334-0691 for other donation opportunities.

Give through your United Way workplace campaign



Ask your employer to match your gift. Many employers match employees' gifts to non-profit organizations. Ask your company's HR department for info.

Donate Time



The Lake Stevens Schools Foundation puts on several events each year and your time and expertise will be greatly appreciated.Volunteers are also invited to participate on Board Committees (Academic Beginnings for Children, Mid High Intervention or Phone-a-Thon).Please contact us via email at terri_spencer@msn.com or call Terri at 425-334-0691.

Lake Stevens Education Foundation Chair Sponsor Recognition



The Foundation's endowment for the support of education in Lake Stevens has grown through the generous contributions of community members, families and businesses. The Foundation raises funds through the sponsorship of chairs in the Performing Arts Center. Recognition of these generous contributions appears on the distinctive plaque in the foyer of the Center. The plaque is a slab of Emerald Pearl granite from a quarry in Sweden. The 6' x 5' slab was cut and polished in the shape of the theater. Name plates identifying the chair sponsors are arranged on the plaque.


If you would like to participate in sponsoring a chair, you may select from three different levels of support:
      Patron - $500.00
      Sponsor - $250.00
      Friend - $125.00


Your gift will be added to the permanent endowment fund. The investment income from the fund will be used to support classroom programs and scholarships in the Lake Stevens School District.


Please complete and return the form located here with your check payable to:


      Lake Stevens Education Foundation
      PO Box 1495
      Lake Stevens, WA 98258



Please contact the Foundation (terri_spencer@msn.com) with any questions regarding your chair sponsorship.


Lake Stevens Education Foundation Tile Art Mural




The Tile Art Mural, Lake Stevens High School Performing Arts Center.

For just $50 you can buy a tile that will be added to the Lake Stevens Education Foundation's Tile Art Mural in the Performing Arts Center at Lake Stevens High School. Tiles are engraved with two lines in honor of a student or community member.


The Tile Art Mural is eight feet high and twelve feet wide. It depicts Mt. Pilchuck with its foothills and valleys as they transition from Winter, to Spring, to Summer, to fall, and back to Winter. The mural is hand painted on 688 six-inch tiles. The tiles were painted at the Blue Heron studio in Issaquah, Washington, by a team of five artists. Helen DelaHunt-Leavitt of the Blue Heron studio was the lead artist in the design and creation of the Tile Art Mural. She was assisted in this creative adventure by artists Carol Stecher Jones, Betty Kittle, Greg Leavitt and Stephen Temple.


The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the contributions of Gary Cease of CECO Construction who donated his time to install the mural, and Leslie Elsemore whose leadership and direction helped make this project a success.


388 tiles bearing names of individuals, families and businesses in the Lake Stevens community frame the mural. The name tiles were purchased through donations to the Lake Stevens Education Foundation's endowment fund for the support of programs and scholarships in the Lake Stevens School District.


You are invited to join your friends and neighbors in their support of education in Lake Stevens. Please take this opportunity to invest in education today by purchasing a tile in the next phase of the Lake Stevens Education Foundation's Tile Art Project.


Please complete and return the order form located here with your check payable to:

      Lake Stevens Education Foundation
      PO Box 1495
      Lake Stevens, WA 98258


Please contact the Foundation (terri_spencer@msn.com) with any questions regarding your tile purchase.

About Your Donation

Your gift will be added to the permanent endowment fund. The investment income from the fund will be used to support classroom programs and scholarships in the Lake Stevens School District.


You can invest in the future of education in your community by completing the the form located here and returning it with your check payable to:


      Lake Stevens Education Foundation
      PO Box 1495
      Lake Stevens, WA 98258



The Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization. Donations may be tax deductible under IRS Section 501(c)(3). EIN# 94-3200680.



Please contact the Foundation (terri_spencer@msn.com) with any questions regarding your donation.