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Unlock, Engage, Support

We recognize the potential of each student and work to engage not only their minds but their bodies. Plus, who knew making a difference could be such fun? Join the joy train at SKEF!

Become a Sponsor

Whether you’re an individual or business, there are many ways to support the events and programs Salem-Keizer Education Foundation puts on.
Learn more today!

Upcoming Events

Oct
18
Thu
all-day Urban AgFest @ McKay High School
Urban AgFest @ McKay High School
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day
Sign up for free field trips or, be a vendor! info@skeducationfoundation.org 503-364-2933 We offer a range of booths and activities for students, hosted by our community partners. Last year’s activities included cider pressing, bug identification,[...]
Nov
1
Thu
6:00 pm Crystal Apple Awards @ Historic Elsinore Theatre
Crystal Apple Awards @ Historic Elsinore Theatre
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online registration is available during the month of October. We welcome community members who want to celebrate the those who go above and beyond to help our students be awesome every day. The Crystal Apple[...]
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Unlock, Engage, Support

We recognize the potential of each student and work to engage not only their minds but their bodies. Plus, who knew making a difference could be such fun? Join the joy train at SKEF!

Become a Sponsor

Whether you’re an individual or business, there are many ways to support the events and programs Salem-Keizer Education Foundation puts on.
Learn more today!

Upcoming Events

Oct
18
Thu
all-day Urban AgFest @ McKay High School
Urban AgFest @ McKay High School
Oct 18 – Oct 19 all-day
Sign up for free field trips or, be a vendor! info@skeducationfoundation.org 503-364-2933 We offer a range of booths and activities for students, hosted by our community partners. Last year’s activities included cider pressing, bug identification,[...]
Nov
1
Thu
6:00 pm Crystal Apple Awards @ Historic Elsinore Theatre
Crystal Apple Awards @ Historic Elsinore Theatre
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Online registration is available during the month of October. We welcome community members who want to celebrate the those who go above and beyond to help our students be awesome every day. The Crystal Apple[...]

Art Show

Whether you are getting your hands dirty spinning pottery or using a single pencil for your masterpiece, the Salem-Keizer Student Art Show allows students to display their artwork in a gallery setting.

Awesome 3000

It’s SKEF’s signature event and one of the largest timed youth runs in the nation. Every year, thousands of supporters fill the stadium to cheer on more than 3,000 runners. It’s positively exhilarating.

Awesome Awards at the Back to School Lunch

Prepare for the emotional reveal of which unsung heroes are awarded for their work in enriching the lives of children. It is not by accident that tissues are on every table. It’s a time for happy tears.

Crystal Apple Awards

Imagine a festive evening where schools are the stars and educators walk the red carpet. That’s the vibe at Salem’s Historic Elsinore Theatre every year as SKEF recognizes excellence in education by honoring those who make significant impact in the lives of children.

LEGO Robotics Tournament

Each December, SKEF sponsors the qualifying round for the Oregon Robotics Tournament. The First LEGO League division, for kids in fourth grade through eighth grade, compete in this program of science, technology, engineering and math skills.

School Supply Drive

Adults and kids from all corners of the community support our annual School Supply Drive by dropping off donations at participating locations. Items go to SKEF’s School Supply Depot, which offers items free, year-round, to schools across the Salem-Keizer School District.

Spelling Contest

Held every spring, elementary, middle and high school students compete for prizes, ribbons and bragging rights by tackling over 100 challenging words. The District contest is the official preliminary round for the State competition. Can you spell
n-e-r-v-e-w-r-a-c-k-i-n-g?

Urban AgFest

Ever dig for potatoes or press apples for a fresh cup of cider? That’s the kind of interactive learning offered at 20 or more booths and attractions. It’s the perfect field trip for kids learning about the importance of good nutrition and a healthy agricultural environment.

SKEF in the Community

Awesome Night at Volcanoes

6700 Field of Dreams Way
Keizer, OR 97303

Kids wearing an Awesome 3000
Shirt get in FREE

A Night at the Paradiso

Private Dinner & Wine Pairings

$125 per person

Available Seating – 6pm
Thursday, September 13

Marion County Fair

July 12 – 14th
Fair Opens July 11th

Oregon State Fairgrounds