BEAVERTON, Ore.—The Beaverton High School Success Fund (BHSSF), a nonprofit organization benefiting Beaverton High School, announced that it raised a total of $130,000 at 2018 Inspirit held on April 26, a record-breaking amount for group’s annual spring fundraising event. With more than 175 people in attendance this year’s event, the amount raised will directly benefit Beaverton High School. BHSSF funds are used to help support academic programs, improve facilities, and support students and teachers at the high school.

BHSSF funding helps address the school’s biggest needs, both short and long term. In just three years, school updates made possible by BHSSF funding include major renovations of the BHS library, gym, weight room, staff room, the student center and community resources room. BHSSF also has provided support and resources for homeless and low-income students, awarded individual scholarships and helped purchase updated technology and computers for the school. Additionally, BHSSF support has allowed for expanded educational pathway programs for students, including digital media, health careers and engineering.

“BHSSF is working to make a positive, meaningful impact on the lives of all BHS students by helping transform the school into a true 21st century learning environment,” said Joth Ricci, vice president of the BHSSF board of directors. “From individuals and families to local companies, the outpouring of support for the school from the community has been amazing.”

Major sponsors and supporters of 2018 Inspirit event include Bales & Lamb’s Marketplace, Accenture, Vista Capital Partners, Audi Beaverton, Porsche Beaverton and American International Forest Products. Other contributions included donations from Adelsheim Winery, Decarli’s Restaurant, the Portland Timbers, Stephanie Inn and the Reser Family. In total, since it was founded in 2014, BHSSF has raised nearly $5 million for Beaverton High School. Thanks in part to involvement and support from the community, BHS also has achieved a major increase in graduation rates in the past two years.