2020 Founders' Fund Recap
Dear Bellevue Christian Community,

We are ecstatic and humbled to report that our autumn campaign for the Bellevue Christian School Founders’ Fund has far exceeded our goals with a campaign total of $291,183 raised!

This is an important step for Bellevue Christian School. Our Founders’ Fund has often been misunderstood and struggled to meet its goals. As a support to the overall budget of Bellevue Christian, the Founders’ Fund is critical for financial health. But is also an important signal of the health of our culture and the satisfaction of our families. Setting a record of Founders’ Fund support – both in dollars and participation levels – during all the upheaval outside our walls tells us that our families are happy and supportive of the work we are doing.

We didn’t simply set a dollar goal. We set a series of goals related to participation, both overall and in subgroups within the community. Every single one of these data points constitutes a dramatic increase from prior-year levels (note that some donors fit in more than one subgroup):

  • Total Raised: $291,182
  • Total Gifts: 240
  • Total Gifts – Current Parents: 123
  • Total Gifts – First-year Parents: 41
  • Total Gifts – Alumni Parents: 77
  • Total Gifts – Faculty & Staff: 50
  • Total Gifts – Alumni: 28
  • Gifts Under $500: 70
  • Corporate Matching: 28

Thank you so much for your generous support of our autumn campaign for the Founders’ Fund! Please remember that gifts to the Founders’ Fund may be made at any time online or by calling our Advancement Dept. at (425) 460-3301.

In the meantime, we turn our attention to our Annual Auction, set for Friday, March 20. Wait until you see the creative production we are building for a fun, interactive, live-streamed event for our entire community! Look for more information to come very shortly!
Blake DeYoung, '93
Chief Advancement Officer
2020 Founders' Fund