The Edmonds Public Schools Foundation announced Wednesday that it has merged with the Edmonds School District Alumni Association, and will be named the Edmonds Public Schools and Alumni Foundation. The merged organization will now be known as The Foundation.
The alumni association was founded in 1996, and annually awards scholarships for post-secondary education to graduating seniors from the Edmonds School District. The association’s all-volunteer board will now serve as the Scholarship/Alumni committee of The Foundation.
“We are excited,” said Fred Shull, President of the ESDAA. “The ESDAA board has unanimously endorsed this merger with the EPSF. This joining will only enhance the service for students, student programs and teachers of Edmonds School District No. 15.”
The public schools foundation was founded in 1984 and has supported students, teachers and schools by putting money raised directly into schools and classrooms.
Deborah Anderson will continue to serve as Executive Director of The Foundation. “This partnership makes economic sense,” said Anderson. “We both serve our students in the Edmonds School District. Combined, we can be a stronger foundation for our district, our teachers and our students.”
The Foundation will form a merger task force to examine combining operations, merging donor databases and exploring the possibility of a name and brand change. The Foundation anticipates it will take six to 10 months for the merger to be fully completed.
The Foundation is co-located in the Edmonds School District offices at 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The phone is 425-431-7260.