Ensure funding for today and tomorrow: Become a 545 Family

The hallmark fundraising program for the Friends of Laurelhurst Foundation is the 545 Campaign. By becoming a 545 Family, you agree to give the Foundation $500 each year for 5 years.

Your donation enables the Foundation to fund Laurelhurst Elementary School initiatives that need financial support today and ensures the health of the endowment for tomorrow.

Support for today

Each year, the Foundation distributes 4-5% of the annual increase in the fund’s value to support current school programs and projects. To date, more than $140,000 has been distributed in the form of computers, playground renovations, electronic white boards, and books. Our children are already benefiting from the donations of past 545 Families.

Security for tomorrow

Since its inception in 1998, the fund has grown to more than $800,000. Once we achieve our $1 million goal, the annual distribution to the school will increase to 5% of the fund’s total value, or about $50,000. Consider the educational and enrichment opportunities an extra $50,000 each year would create. Your donation puts this goal within our reach.

Our thank you: Exclusive 545 Winery Social

In appreciation of your commitment, each year the Foundation hosts a celebratory event exclusively for 545 Families. This year, as a 545 Family, you will enjoy a catered evening of wine tasting and savory bites at JM Cellars in Woodinville. A complimentary charter bus will meet you at the school and bring you to and from the winery. The Winery Social is a festive event that 545 Families look forward to year after year.

Become a 545 Family Today

To become a 545 Family or renew your affiliation, bring your $500 check (made out to AFE/Friends of Laurelhurst Foundation*) to the school secretary. Please attach your email address to the check.

Alternatively, you can download and complete the form below. Forms can also be obtained from the school secretary.

Click here to download donation form.

Don’t put it off! Sign up today. The children of Laurelhurst Elementary benefit tremendously from your support.

*AFE, the Alliance for Education, is a non-profit group that backs Seattle public schools and provides free financial administrative support for organizations that benefit local public schools. 100% of your donation goes to Friends of Laurelhurst Foundation.