Be There

Second Tuesday in September

Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St SE Salem OR 97301

Reserve, Host, or Sponsor!

Our entire community is welcome to attend our Back to School Lunch to learn about SKEF and how you can partner to support children locally.

Invest in Awesome Kids

Join us for this exciting fundraising luncheon and help a child achieve their dreams. The strength of the Foundation and the success of our students depends on the dedication of people like you.

Be There

Second Tuesday in September

Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St SE Salem OR 97301

Reserve, Host, or Sponsor!

Our entire community is welcome to attend our Back to School Lunch to learn about SKEF and how you can partner to support children locally.

Invest in Awesome Kids

Join us for this exciting fundraising luncheon and help a child achieve their dreams. The strength of the Foundation and the success of our students depends on the dedication of people like you.

Awesome Awards Recipients

T-Mobile

The T-Mobile team quickly followed with the sweat equity needed to ensure the project was completed before the beginning of the school year.

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Jani Bennett

Organized, customer service minded and with an eye on the details, Jani Bennett is the personification of these in every task she undertakes.

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Brian Sund

“He understands that the footprints we leave on the world should be ones we will be proud to have our kids follow,” says Volunteer Director, Valerie Steele.

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Logan & McKay

2018 SKEF Lemonade Day
Entrepreneurs of the Year

The boys tested lemonade and cookie recipes and called their grandma in Phoenix to commission a sign.

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Starbucks

Valerie Steele sent them a wish list of items and activities that needed to be accomplished that spring expecting the Starbucks crew to pick one or two. There were about 25 things on the list and they said yes to them all.

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Sophann Oum

There is not a season that goes by where you won’t find Sophann encouraging young athletes to do their best, reminding them to take what they have learned on the field with them into the classroom.

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About the Back to School Lunch

The Back to School Lunch is SKEF’s opportunity to celebrate with the community how important their investment in awesome kids is.

As Oregon’s oldest education foundation, providing direct service to our students, SKEF operates year-round. SKEF’s programs and opportunities include the before and after-school Enrichment Academy, the School Supply Depot, Bazillion Books for Kids, Holiday Break Lunch Program, Crystal Apple Awards, Learning Gardens, the Mike McLaran Center for Student Success, College and Career Readiness support, and SKEF’s signature event the Awesome 3000.

While the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation partners closely with local school districts to deliver curriculum- based programming, SKEF is an independent non-profit that works to support our children as they discover who they are.

Join us for this exciting fundraising luncheon and help a child achieve their dreams. The strength of the Foundation and the success of our students depends on the dedication of people like you. Your commitment of time or resources provides a child with the tools they need to be awesome every day.

2018 Sponsors