Save The Date for the Garfield Annual Gala Fundraiser!

Bring out your sparkles and spangles! Glitter and Glam, the spring fundraising celebration for Garfield PTSA is coming up fast and we can’t wait to have you join us at Washington Hall on Saturday, April 29.  There will be music from student musicians, wine, beer and cocktails, delicious dinner, and a no-holds barred Dessert Dash. Most importantly, it’s a place for Garfield supporters to spend time together for a whole festive evening—our first gala fundraiser since 2018! Tickets are $125 per person, and include dinner, two drinks and parking.

The details:

  • Saturday, April 29
  • Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue, Seattle
  • Tickets: $125 per person, $1000 for an 8 person table

How do we use our funds? You have probably caught wind that Seattle Public Schools has been facing budget shortfalls and that we have lost funding district-wide. Our school struggles to find funding for books, maintenance, clubs, and student and family support. We work closely with Dr. Hart to develop funding priorities: PTSA funds this year provide support for teacher supply stipends, college readiness programming, office and art supplies, and an athletic trainer for our student athletes. Our small grants program is administered through the Building Leadership Team and provides funding for staff led proposals: this year including visiting writers, microphones for improved communication, revamping a previously unused space in the counseling office to provide calming space for mediation sessions and wellness classes, and operational support for student clubs like the Black Student Association, the Green Club, and the Debate Team. We have funded a volunteer coordinator to help re-engage the community after years out of school. We provide direct support for families in the form of grocery and other gift cards, working directly with counseling and support staff to make sure families in need get assistance from our community. We underwrite a safe and sober Grad Night celebration, and make sure every graduating student who wants can attend, regardless of family income. Another favorite task is funding teacher and staff appreciation events all year to make sure our educators know how much we value them.