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Messages from the LWTech Foundation
Bright Futures for Students and Industry
Laura Wildfong, LWTech Foundation President
Dear Friends,
On behalf of the LWTech Foundation Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for your incredible support of LWTech.
As a result of your generosity, the LWTech Foundation (Foundation) celebrated a stellar year of actively engaging businesses and the
Student Scholarships: The promise of a better life begins with education. This past year, the Foundation proudly awarded more than $173,000 in student scholarships to highly motivated, hardworking students attending LWTech.
Seeds of Growth – 2015 Bright Futures Benefit Breakfast: In November, our annual fundraising event, with our presenting sponsor Microsoft, raised a record-breaking $120,000 for student scholarships, program support,
and the student emergency fund. The program featured inspiring student testimonials, a special presentation honoring Brian Peierls of The Peierls Foundation for 20 years of giving, and a delicious breakfast prepared by LWTech’s talented culinary and baking arts students.
Supporting Programs: The Foundation continues to provide support to terrific programs on campus, by sending students to regional and national competitions, providing key program resources and equipment, offering student emergency assistance, and helping faculty and staff keep their skills current through professional education.
Your support makes a difference! With your continued partnership, we are able to ensure students have the opportunity for growth and success. We look forward to another year of creating bright futures for students and industry in our community.
community in supporting LWTech, its students, and its work in building a strong economy.
Preparing our Nurses – Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Campaign: The Foundation proudly launched a private startup campaign for a critical community need;
a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at LWTech. Campaign leadership includes Co-Chairs Neil Johnson, RN, BSN, MSA, EvergreenHealth Chief Operating Officer, and LWTech Trustee; and Teddy Overleese, Artist, Community Leader, and LWTech Foundation Board Member. The Honorable Rosemary McAuliffe, Washington State Senator, serves as Honorary Co-Chair of this important effort.
The Tjossem Family Endowed Scholarship Fund:
Community leaders Robert and Linda Tjossem announced the creation of the Tjossem Family Endowed Scholarship Fund at the LWTech Foundation Scholarship Reception
in May 2016. This generous gift will provide five annual student scholarships in perpetuity.

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