BEAVERTON, Ore.—The Beaverton High School Success Fund (BHSSF), a nonprofit organization benefiting Beaverton High School, announced that it raised over $125,000 at the 2019 Inspirit event held on April 17. With more than 180 people in attendance, the money raised will directly benefit Beaverton High School. BHSSF funds are used to enrich the educational experience by helping to set up students for success. Funds raised through BHSSF are allocated for four major priorities: Academic programs, Student support, Technology and improvement to Facilities.
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 room, and college and career center. BHSSF also provides annual support and resources for homeless and low-income students, awards individual scholarships and helps purchase updated technology and computers for the school, as well as funding for innovative projects such as extra-curricular activities for summer sports; band, choir and drama camps and field trips for learning activities outside the classroom, grants for classroom innovation, and student grants to support the school culture.
Additionally, BHSSF support has allowed for expanded educational pathway programs for students, including digital media, health careers, engineering, and education.
“BHS is in a time of transformation. We are working to become the school that our vision calls us to be – where ALL students will graduate, prepared for, confident in and excited about the futures they choose. The Success Fund gives us the additional and sustainable resources to do so. We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from our community and sponsors.” – Dr. Anne Erwin, Beaverton High School principal.
Thank you to the following community sponsors and supporters who value the next generation of leadership and understand the importance of investing in their future: Porsche Beaverton, Audi Beaverton, Accenture, Vista Capital Partners, and American International Forest Products. Other contributions included generous donations from Stephanie Inn, DeCarli Restaurant, Portland Timbers and Thorns Ransom Winery, Garden Home Market Place Bakery, the Reser Family and keynote speaker and supporter Joey Harrington
Since its inception in 2014, the BHSSF has raised over $5 million for Beaverton High School. Thanks in part to involvement and support from the community, BHS also has achieved a 9% increase in graduation rates since that time.
For more information about BHSSF and how to get involved, visit https://bhssuccessfund.com/