2020 Hands Across Corvallis: A Message of Gratitude

The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation would like to thank the individuals and businesses that helped make the recent “Hands Across Corvallis” benefit breakfast a great success. This event, held on January 30, 2020 at Corvallis High School, garnered support for the mission of the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation to fill funding gaps, support local schools, and inspire learning for a lifetime.

Many 509J students helped make the event memorable, especially Anna Beck, freshman at Crescent Valley High School, and Malia Detar Cheung, junior at Corvallis High School. Both students shared their perspectives on the importance of supporting youth mental health in our schools. Thanks also to Alicia Cheng and Jack Stevenson of Crescent Valley High School and Beatrice Lobscheid and Ella Morton of Corvallis High School for their outstanding string quartet performance; to the Corvallis High School Leadership students for assisting guests; and to Linus Pauling Middle School art students and their teacher Claudia Hall for the creative centerpieces.

Our sponsors, without whom the event would not have been possible, included title sponsor Barker-Uerlings Insurance; grand sponsors Benton County Schools Credit Union, The Corvallis Clinic, Corvallis Kids Pediatric Dentistry, Corvallis Radiology, DLR Group, Fortis, Jacobs Engineering, Northpoint Dental, Ollerenshaw Wealth Management, Oregon State Credit Union, Pivot Architecture, Valley Eye Care, and Weneha Group; and honor sponsors Central Willamette Credit Union, Citizens Bank, Gerding Builders, Les Schwab, Mid-Valley Gastroenterology, Orangetheory Fitness, Pacific Power, Samaritan Health Services, and The Barbers; and in-kind sponsors Horsepower Productions and Special Occasions. We commend all of these businesses for their support of our schools.

To the 350 guests who helped us meet our fundraising goals, we thank you for your generosity and enthusiasm.

Mike Sheets, CPSF Board Chair