September 2016 Foundation Update

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545 Wine Tasting Dinner Is Friday, April 29th, 6-10:00 pm

Don’t miss the bus!

Every spring, the Foundation celebrates its 545 Donors with a special night out. On April 29th, we are headed for an evening of complimentary wine tasting at the charming and delightful JM Cellars in Woodinville.

If you are not already a 545 Family, become one today and join us for our annual donor-appreciation event. 545 is the flagship fundraising program of the Foundation. 545 Donors agree to give $500 each year for 5 years.

Free transportation to the winery is provided from the school. Catch up with friends on the bus before settling in for a night to remember at JM Cellars.

Winemakers John and Peggy Bigelow will treat you to a private tour of the facilities and invite you to taste the many varietals offered. They specialize in handcrafted blends of handpicked grapes from low-yield vineyards. They age their special blends in French oak barrels. Choose your favorites and order a few for your cellar—a portion of your purchase will support the Foundation.

Veraci will have a wood-fired clay oven on site and be baking authentic Neapolitan pizza to go with that glass of Bramble Bump Red in your hand.

So raise a glass, have a slice, and take in the heavenly scent of the evergreen forest and beckoning candlelit interiors of JM Cellars.

This is a really fun night—Don’t miss the bus!

To save your seat on the bus, please RSVP to friends.of.laurelhurst@gmail.com

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For more information, email friends.of.laurelhurst@gmail.com or call us at 206-930-5750.

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545 Wine Tasting Dinner Is Friday, April 25th, 6-10:30 pm

Join us for a lovely evening at JM Cellars winery in Woodinville.

Free transportation to the winery is provided from the school. 

Veraci will have a wood-fired clay oven on site and be baking authentic Neapolitan pizza to go with that glass of Bramble Bump Red in your hand.

To save your seat on the bus, please RSVP to friends.of.laurelhurst@gmail.com

Catching Up at the Duchess

Thanks to all who joined us at the Duchess Tavern last Thursday for our Parents’ Night Out. We had a nice intimate group of friends, neighbors and 545 families that gave us ample opportunity to catch up with each other, raise a glass, and discuss our children, the school and the Foundation.

Congratulations to the raffle winners–we hope you enjoy those wonderful bottles of wine from JM Cellars and complimentary beer and pizza courtesy of the Duchess. And special thanks to the Duchess for welcoming our group.

We look forward to seeing you all again at the JM Winery Social when the weather warms up: Mark your calendars for Friday, April 25th, when the Party Bus returns!

Reading & writing programs supported by 2013 Friends of Laurelhurst Foundation grant

The Friends of Laurelhurst Foundation has been working in tandem with the PTA to identify areas of need at the school. As a result of this collaboration, the Foundation has issued a $3500 grant to finance the purchase of Reading Room books for kindergarteners and first graders, as well as Writers Workshop curricula for kindergarteners. In addition, a portion of the grant will co-fund Library furniture upgrades to benefit all students.

The mission of the Friends of Laurelhurst Foundation is to establish a $1 Million endowment to enrich the educational experience of children at Laurelhurst Elementary for generations to come. While the Foundation works toward this goal, each year it makes a financial award to meet an area of need and benefit today’s children. The Foundation donors are pleased to support Laurelhurst students’ reading and writing programs with this year’s gift.

Tax man’s coming: Join 545 today!

As we enter the Fall season, our thoughts turn to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the Holiday season. But not so for our accountants. They would love us to do some effective tax planning before the end of the year. What better tax planning than to make your annual $500+ donation to the Friends of Laurelhurst Foundation today. When you make a charitable contribution in 2013, the Federal government is essentially paying 35% of the gift for you. What a great way to end the year! Thanks for all your support, and with your help, we look forward to making our next annual grant to Laurelhurst Elementary.