The Promise Campaign 2016

The Promise Campaign 2016


Promise Campaign 2016


  • Expanding early childhood education opportunities like Promise K
  • Advancing Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) such as the Creators and Innovators program
  • Supporting music and art by purchasing new instruments and providing music teacher stipends
  • Furthering the “One Schoolhouse” approach so every child has the same opportunities, no matter what school they attend


The Bellingham Public Schools Foundation has a goal of raising $500,000 this year to support excellent education and enrichment for our community’s children.  If every family were to contribute a $50 gift, we could meet this goal! 

The first $10,000 in donations will be matched by generous donors – so there is no better time to give to our schools.

The promise Campaign funds the vision of the Bellingham Promise at every Bellingham school and runs through March 31st.

Locally, we collectively commit that our students are cared for and respected, and that they will graduate from our schools prepared for success in the global community. This is the mission of the Bellingham Promise, the powerful strategic plan for Bellingham Public Schools. However, in the last five years, the state funding for Bellingham School District operations has decreased from 70% to 60% of the operating budget, a loss of millions of dollars in student support.  That makes the Promise hard to keep.

 Your gift to the Bellingham Public School Foundation is an investment in high-quality education.
It is among the best investments you can make for our local community, our state’s economy, and, ultimately, our shared future.

Together, we can support great education.