Edmonds Public Schools Foundation receives $35K donation from Campbell Nelson

Members of the Campbell Nelson family — from left, Kurt Campbell, Craig Campbell and Bob Campbell — present a check to Kevin McKay, Edmonds Public Schools Foundation Treasurer, Executive Director Deb Anderson and Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit.

The Edmonds Public Schools Foundation Friday received a $35,000 donation from the Edmonds-based Campbell Nelson car dealership. Funds will be used to support the Edmonds School District’s Automotive Vocational Program and Afterschool Study Programs for Title I Schools.   “We are pleased to partner with the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation and are grateful to have such great community support to help our students become college and career ready,” Superintendent Nick Brossoit said.

The District’s growing Automotive Vocational Program currently allows up to 35 juniors and seniors from all five high schools to enroll in the two-year, hands-on program where students spend 720 educational hours in automotive training.  Courses include basic, intermediate and advanced auto technology, and advanced students can earn nationally recognized Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications as well as paid internships. Funds will be used to install a new service lift, purchase classroom equipment and provide student toolboxes and toolsets.

Students in the District’s Title I schools have extremely diverse populations where significant numbers participate in free/reduced lunch programs. Afterschool study programs support students with the greatest academic need who require academic support outside the normal school day. Afterschool study programs help: students with homework completion; improve math and literacy skills; and bridge marked assessment gaps between low-income and non-low-income students.

Campbell Nelson is a third-generation automotive dealership located on Highway 99 in Edmonds.  “For over 35 years, Campbell Nelson — in partnership with its employees and customers — has generously given time, talent and treasure to various non-profits to assist those less fortunate in our communities,” said Deb Anderson, the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation’s executive director.  “Their generous ministry is reaching a hand to our students and classrooms, where together with the Edmonds Public Schools Foundation, we are making a difference.”

The Edmonds Public Schools Foundation has spent more than 25 years supporting students, teachers and schools by putting money it raised where it enhances student learning the most — directly into schools and classrooms. The foundation is co-located in the Edmonds School District offices at 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

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