You Made It Happen!

Thanks to our wonderful donor community, we met our $100,000 fundraising goal!

The Foundation Board of Trustees would like to thank the individuals and businesses that helped make last month’s “Hands Across Corvallis” virtual event a great success. This event, held online on February 4, garnered support for the mission of the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation to support local schools and inspire learning for a lifetime.

Many 509J students helped make the event memorable, especially Xander Barnard, Juliana Castillo, Alejandro Favela, Ezra Hart, Ruby Krebs, Calla Krummel, Jesse Martin, Xitlaly Ortiz, and Caitlynn Otto, whom we interviewed about their experiences as high school students this year. We also appreciate the contributions of educators to our video presentations, especially Sarah Devine, Avi Hernandez, Gloria Kussalanant, Ann Mbacke, Aaron McKee, and Ruben Sandoval. Thanks also to the Leadership Students of Corvallis High School for their creative thank-you video.

Our sponsors, without whom the event would not have been possible, included our Champion sponsor HUB Barker-Uerlings Insurance; our Promoter sponsors DLR Group, Ollerenshaw Wealth Management, and Wenaha Group; our Advocate sponsors Benton County Schools Credit Union, Citizens Bank, The Corvallis Clinic, Corvallis Kids Pediatric Dentistry, Corvallis Radiology, Fortis Construction, Gerding Builders, Hurley Financial Group, Jacobs Engineering, Northpoint Dental Group, Pacific Power Foundation, Samaritan Health Services, Valley Eye Care, and Willamette Valley Planning; our Supporter sponsors Devco Engineering, the Edward Jones office of Bronwyn Evans, Oregon State University, Pivot Architecture, and Valley View Orthodontics; and our video sponsor Horsepower Productions. We commend all of these businesses for their support of our schools, especially in this challenging year.

To the hundreds of attendees who helped us meet our $100,000 fundraising goal, we thank you for your generosity and enthusiasm!

Ashlee Chavez, Board Chair