The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation would like to thank the individuals and businesses that helped make our recent “Hands Across Corvallis” benefit breakfast a success. This event, held on February 3rd at Corvallis High School, garnered support for enrichment grants, academic interventions, and students navigating poverty.
Our grand sponsors, without whom the event would not have been possible, included Oregon State Credit Union, Subaru of Corvallis, CH2M Hill, and Wells Fargo Advisors. Other sponsors were Benton County Schools Credit Union, Citizens Bank, Corvallis Radiology, Devco Engineering, Footwise, Horsepower Productions, Les Schwab Tire Centers, Precision Approach Engineering, Special Occasions, Town & Country Realty, Woodstock Enterprises, and The Barbers. Thanks also to Kate Lynch and her Forks & Corks Catering team for providing breakfast. We commend all of these businesses for their support of local schools.
Many 509J students helped make the event memorable, especially Jonathan Rodriguez and Brian Ixtlahuac of the Corvallis High School Class of 2016, who made powerful and heartfelt speeches. Thanks also to the Corvallis High School Leadership students for greeting and assisting guests, Linus Pauling Middle School art students and their teacher Claudia Hall for providing centerpieces for the tables, and CVTV broadcast media students for recording footage of speakers. Crescent Valley High School senior David So of f/4 films and fotography shared his photographic talents.
To the 260 guests who braved the freezing rain to join us for breakfast, we thank you for your generosity and enthusiasm.
Bill Humphreys, Jr., Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Liv Gifford, Executive Director