Kirkland, WA – Bright Futures 2014, an annual benefit breakfast held by Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s Lake Washington Institute of Technology's Foundation, packed LWTech’s dining facility with eastside dignitaries, students and faculty and brought in more than $100,000 in donations to support scholarships and program equipment.
The early morning event included breakfast prepared and served by students in the culinary arts program, as well as informational and inspirational talks by LWTech’s President Amy Morrison Goings, Nytec CEO and Foundation Board member Rich Lerz, and students.
“I am truly touched by the generosity of our community,” said Elisabeth Sorensen, executive director of the Foundation. “Our community’s businesses and individuals all stepped up to help make sure students are supported in their quest for an education, a career, and a bright future.”
According to Sorensen, this year’s donations—both the sponsorships and the individual gifts—were double what the event had brought in a year ago. Among the event’s 36 sponsors were Microsoft, Nytec, Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems, Boeing, and Evergreen Health.
As the only public institute of technology in Washington state, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) a provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers six bachelor’s degrees, more than 45 associate degrees, and more than 85 professional certificates in 44 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.