HIGHLINE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE

We unite community support for innovative and equitable learning across Highline Public Schools.

aka Highline Schools Foundation   |   Burien, WA   |  www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org

Mission

The Highline Schools Foundation unites community support for innovative and equitable learning across Highline Public Schools.

Ruling year info

2001

Executive Director

Ms. Anne M. Baunach

Main address

15675 Ambaum Blvd SW

Burien, WA 98166 USA

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Formerly known as

HIGHLINE SCHOOLS FUND FOR EXCELLENCE

EIN

91-2020506

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We recognize that state funding is not adequate to provide all the resources needed by Highline Public Schools to create a path to success for every student. Therefore, we are committed to gathering resources from our community and beyond to support this cause.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Excel Grants

Classroom grants for enrichment activities.  Grants range from $100 to $2,500 each

Population(s) Served

Donations of new and gently used prom dress, shoes, and accessories are collected, cleaned and altered for an event held in April. Select businesses donate dinners, flowers, and limo rides for a drawing to complete the package.   High school liaisons select qualified young women to receive formal invitations to the event held in a hotel or other appropriate facility.

Population(s) Served

Project N.O.W. (nutrition on weekends) supports Highline Public School students in need with a free backpack full of food to take home for the weekend—all school year. Many Highline students have little-to-no food at home, are living in poverty, and in some cases homeless or are in transitional housing.

With Project N.O.W., a weekend’s supply of food is sent home with our most vulnerable students each Friday in a backpack. The empty backpack is returned on Monday, and the process repeats itself each week.

Population(s) Served

The creative concept for Music4Life™ was born in the fall of 2007 and is an ongoing program. The immediate goal is to put musical instruments in good playing condition into the hands of children and youth wishing to use them now. Procure the instruction, supplies and support (like instrument maintenance) to strengthen the elementary instrumental music program and ensure strong music programs throughout Highline Public Schools.

Highline Music4Life™ acquires musical instruments, supplies and other resources from members of Rotary clubs in the greater Seattle area and from other citizens who understand the value of music in a child’s life. They work with instrument manufacturers, rental agencies, wholesalers, retailers, and others around the world who have access to serviceable musical instruments.

Population(s) Served

Thanks to generous funders, the Foundation is proud to offer many different types of scholarships with awards up to $20,000—and only one application to complete! Scholarships are open to all graduating seniors who are enrolled full-time in a Highline Public School.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Excel Grants

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Highline Schools Foundation continues to work to grow contributions so that we can serve more students in Highline Public Schools. Donations fluctuate annually due to grants and endowment donations.

Number of new programs/program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Project N.O.W.

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Highline Schools Foundation continues to seek new partners with our program to feed elementary and middle students in need on the weekend as well as our high school students in need during the week.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Post-Secondary Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Dollar amount of scholarships paid out to students during that calendar year.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to unite community support for innovative and equitable learning across Highline Public Schools.

We have four key strategies to make this happen:

1) Highline Schools Foundation will be recognized by the communities served by Highline Public Schools as a valuable resource of education support.
2) Highline Schools Foundation will proactively build a sustainable, diverse revenue stream.
3) Highline Schools Foundation will develop an active and diverse board who engages the community.
4) Highline Schools Foundation will expand programs that align with the strategic priorities of Highline Public Schools.

We have an amazing board of 24 community leaders who are committed to the school district and its students. They are a hands on board that spend hours volunteering for the various programs that the foundation supports. We also have a committed staff willing and able to support the foundation's goals.

To date this year, we have held three successful fundraising events. We have also submitted proposals to community leaders, businesses, foundations, and other supporters to help us meet our targeted income goals. We successfully provided dresses to nearly 100 young women heading to prom. We expanded Project N.O.W. and now serve four elementary, one middle, and one high school. We distributed backpacks to nearly 1,200 students before the start of the 2017-18 school year.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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HIGHLINE SCHOOLS FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE

Board of directors
as of 4/7/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. David Baisch

West77 Partners

Term: 2019 - 2019


Board co-chair

Mr. Justin Kraft

LocateAI

Term: 2019 - 2019

David Baisch

West77 Partners

Larcy Amorelle

Highline Education Association

Susan Enfield

Highline Public Schools

Travis Exstrom

Microsoft

Anne Baunach

Highline Schools Foundation

Scott Gifford

Scott Gifford Law

Patti Gifford

Keller Williams Realty Puget Sound

Justin Kraft

LocateAI

Meridith Luethe

Community Volunteer

Marco Milanese

Port of Seattle

Jan Noorda

Community Volunteer

Andrew Rodgers

Mainspring Wealth Advisors

Joe Van

Highline Public Schools

Michael Yellam

Fana Group of Companies

Angie Anderson

Community Volunteer

Chris Keaton

HMS Host

Kaitlyn Jackson

Dimension Law

Carlyn Roedell

Community Volunteer

Chelsea LeRoy

Community Volunteer

Julie Burr

Community Volunteer

Scott Lautman

Community Volunteer

Cameron Johnson

Cameron Johnson Videography

John Hornibrook

Alaska Airlines

Mindy Reher

Target

Aaron Reher

Providence Health Services

Sydney Cochran

Google

Nancy Tosta

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/07/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/07/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.