Bright Futures Benefit WEEK

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THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

a s a result of your generosity, we’ve raised over $370,000 for student scholarships, program support, and the newly created childcare assistance fund at Lake Washington Institute of Technology!  

Together, we met the Bright Futures Scholarship Matching Fund Challenge spearheaded by Ed and Pam Belcher to provide $100,000 in student scholarships! 

Together, we met the Childcare Assistance Fund Matching Challenge spearheaded by Jim Kinsella and Bob McNeal and three additional anonymous donors to provide $100,000 in childcare assistance for our student-parents!

We are grateful to each of you for joining us for Bright Futures Benefit WEEK.  It was a delight to share the stories of our hardworking, highly motivated students and generous donors with you! 

And…it is never too late to watch (or re-watch) our videos or give to support student scholarships and the childcare assistance fund. 

Donate to the 2021 Bright Futures Benefit WEEK

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Featuring Three Bright Futures Videos!

Join us for a week of online inspirational student stories and donor testimonials to raise critical funds for student scholarships, program support and the childcare assistance fund.

The Power of Education

Let's Meet the Match Again

Photo of Marcus Morgan

Meet three students whose lives were transformed because of YOU. Thank you for meeting the match! Together we raised $100,000 for student scholarships.

Starring

Ed and Pam Belcher, Donors

Joey Alvarez, Scholarship Recipient

Korynn Baird, Scholarship Recipient

Marcus Morgan, Scholarship Recipient

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Building Brighter Futures

For Students

Photo of Theo Koepf

Meet two students who are building a brighter future for themselves and our community because of YOU. Also see the unveiling of our limited edition donor gift.

Starring

Theo Koepf, Scholarship Recipient

Valeria Tjoa, Scholarship Recipient

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Meet the Match

The Childcare Assistance Fund

Photo of Angelique Rodriguez

Meet two hardworking, highly motivated students who are also parents. Thank you for meeting the match! Together we raised $100,000 for the childcare assistance fund.

Starring

Angelique Rodriguez, Scholarship Recipient

Kevica Edwards, Scholarship Recipient

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2021 Bright Futures Benefit Week Fundraising Goal

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    $335,864 Raised of $325,000 Goal
     

 

2020-2021 Annual Report

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Thank You

We want to give a special thank you to everyone who has worked incredibly hard to make Bright Futures Benefit WEEK an outstanding success for our students.

  • Our matching challenge donors—
    • Jim Kinsella and Bob McNeal and the three additional anonymous donors for spearheading the Childcare Assistance Fund Matching Challenge!
    • Ed and Pam Belcher for spearheading the Bright Futures Scholarship Matching Challenge!
  • Our presenting sponsors – Microsoft Corporation and PAC Worldwide
  • Our amazing premier, platinum, gold, and silver sponsors, whose logos are listed below
  • President Amy Morrison and the LWTech Board of Trustees for their tireless leadership
  • Our board of directors, led by Clara Hollin, Foundation Board President, and Diane Toomey, Bright Futures Benefit WEEK Chair, and the rest of our amazing board of directors –John Feistner, Dan Frost, Glenn Gardner, Ann Habernigg, Diane Haelsig, Gina Haggerty, Kathy Katzenberger, Nolan Koreski, Walt Krueger, Nazie Nabaie, Brenda Nunes, Kris Overleese, and Bill Shelby
  • The fabulous virtual table captains – Anne Hamilton, Laura Wildfong, and Zac and Ladena Woodall
  • The LWTech Architectural Technology Program, especially Professor Bob Mandy, who oversaw the creation of the limited-edition notecards
  • The LWTech Staff who have gone above and beyond—especially our Communications and Marketing team; our Facilities and Operations team, and our Campus Public Safety team

And thank YOU! Every single person who has stepped up to make bright futures for our students.


2021 Bright Futures Benefit WEEK Sponsors

2020 sponsors

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Past Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast Events

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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s a result of your generosity, we’ve raised over $320,000 for student scholarships and the student emergency fund at Lake Washington Institute of Technology! 

Together, we met the Bright Futures Scholarship Matching Fund Challenge spearheaded by Ed and Pam Belcher to provide $100,000 in student scholarships!

Together, we met the Bridge the Gap Student Emergency Fund Matching Challenge spearheaded by Jim Kinsella and Bob McNeal to provide $100,000 in student emergency funding!

We are grateful to each of you for joining us for Bright Futures Benefit WEEK.  It was a delight to share the stories of our hardworking, highly motivated students and generous donors with you!

And…it is not too late to watch (or re-watch) our videos or give to support student scholarships and the student emergency fund.


Five Days of Bright Futures Videos!

The 2020 Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast Week was a  five day online event filled with inspirational student stories and donor testimonials to raise critical funds for student scholarships, program support and the student emergency fund.

 Videos were released every day at noon.

Monday

October 26    Day 1

Photo of Kyrin

The Power of Education: The Scholarship Matching Challenge

Starring

Ed & Pam Belcher, Donors

Kyrin Van Heise, Scholarship Recipient

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Tuesday

October 27    Day 2 

Photo of Liz Pakkala

Sewing Bright Futures for Students


Starring

Teddy Overleese, 2020 LWTech Annual Distinguished Alumnae, Donor

Liz Pakkala, Sewing Student

Charles Ma, Scholarship Recipient

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Wednesday

October 28     Day 3 

Photo of Sunny Felicietti

Bridge the Gap: Student Emergency Fund Matching Challenge

Starring

Jim Kinsella and Bob McNeal, Entrepreneurs & Donors

Sunny Felicetti, Student Emergency Fund Recipient

Jose Mendoza, Student Emergency Fund Recipient

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Thursday

October 29    Day 4

Photo of David Gonzalez

The Power of Persistence: Three Student Stories

Starring

David Gonzalez Salgado, Scholarship Recipient

Abadir Haji, Scholarship Recipient

Samantha Coy, Scholarship Recipient

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Friday

October 30    Day 5

Photo of Abadi Haji

Building Bright Futures for Students in Our Community

Starring

Generous LWTech Donors

Hardworking LWTech Students

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2020 Bright Futures Benefit Week Fundraising Goal

  •  
    $342,581 Raised of $325,000 Goal
     

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percent Bright Futures Scholarship Matching Challenge met!

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percent Bridge the Gap Emergency Fund Matching Challenge met!

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percent emergency funds recipients very likely to leave school without emergency funding

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percent scholarship applicants not awarded due to lack of scholarship funds

Thank You

We want to give a special thank you to everyone who has worked incredibly hard to make Bright Futures Benefit WEEK an outstanding success for our students.

  • Our matching challenge donors—
    • Jim Kinsella and Bob McNeal for spearheading the Bridge the Gap Student Emergency Fund Matching Challenge!
    • Ed and Pam Belcher for spearheading the Bright Futures Scholarship Matching Challenge!
  • Our presenting sponsors – Microsoft Corporation and PAC Worldwide
  • Our amazing premier, platinum, gold, and silver sponsors, whose logos are listed below
  • President Amy Morrison and the LWTech Board of Trustees for their tireless leadership
  • Our board of directors, led by Clara Hollin, Foundation Board President, and Diane Toomey, Bright Futures Benefit WEEK Chair, and the rest of our amazing board of directors – David Alskog, John Feistner, Dan Frost, Glenn Gardner, Ann Habernigg, Diane Haelsig, Gina Haggerty, Kathy Katzenberger, Nolan Koreski, Walt Krueger, Nazie Nabaie, Brenda Nunes, Kris Overleese, and Bill Shelby
  • The fabulous virtual table captains – Anne HamiltonSolomon Karmel and Martine Smets, Betty Spieth-Croll, Laura Wildfong, and Zac and Ladena Woodall
  • The LWTech Sewing Program, especially Professor Jacque Goldsmith, who has overseen the development of the limited edition masks
  • The LWTech Staff who have gone above and beyondespecially our Communications and Marketing team; our Facilities and Operations team, and our Campus Public Safety team

And thank YOU! Every single person who has stepped up to make bright futures for our students.


2020 Bright Futures Benefit WEEK Sponsors

2020 sponsors

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2019 Bright Futures for Students - The Power of Scholarships

2019 Bright Futures for Industry - The Power of Partnership

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2018 Bright Futures for Students - The Power of Scholarships

2018 Bright Futures for Industry - The Power of Partnership

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2017 Bright Futures Breakfast Student Spotlight

2017 Bright Future Breakfast Company Profile

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Bright Futures Breakfast Student Spotlight

2016 LWTech Foundation Bright Futures Breakfast Seeds of Growth - Economic Impact

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Bright Futures Breakfast Student Spotlight

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Bright Futures Breakfast Student Spotlight

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Bright Futures Breakfast Student Spotlight

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