Community Scholarship Awards Celebration, May 29, 2018




UPDATE–May 30, 2018–Thanks to all who attended. It was a great, celebratory event!

Be inspired by the enthusiasm and dedication of high school seniors who are receiving scholarships to help fund their future education! Join us for our our annual community scholarship awards ceremony, hosted with our partners Kent Area PTSA, Rotary Club of Kent, Kent Sunrise Rotary Club and Denali Federal Credit Union.

Tuesday, May 29
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center
10020 SE 256th St.
Kent, WA 98030

Free event – open to students, families, teachers, mentors, community members and members of the media.


Support Art Docents at Be Artful, March 9, 2018

Support art docents in area elementary schools at Be Artful.Join us on March 9, 2018 for Be Artful, an annual fundraiser designed to support art docents in area schools. The event is hosted by Green River College’s Interurban Center for the Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing local elementary school age children with arts education through the dedication and help of member art docents.

Be Artful
March 9, 2018
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Green River College Lindbloom Student Center
GRC’s Main Campus in Auburn
12401 SE 240th St., Auburn, WA 98092

Tickets are $25 for individual tickets or $40 for a pair.

Guests can participate in two distinctive cultural art activities. Purchase tickets early and plan to arrive on time to get started on these exciting projects! The evening will also feature Music by Root 5, a local Americana band playing contemporary music; a unique mix of alt-country, folk, honkytonk, bluegrass and rock. There will also be a chance to bid on some great items through the silent auction while enjoying signature bites. Guests must be 21 or older.

For more more information, visit the Green River College Foundation online.

Have questions? Contact Monica Tolas, program coordinator, at 253-833-9111 ext. 2735 or via email.

Volunteers wanted!

The Kent Community Foundation is growing, and we need volunteers to help support our work. Time commitment and skills needed vary based on the specific assignment. If you are looking to help one time with an event or to to join us on a more regular basis, we’d love to have your help.

Here are a few of our current needs:

— Board of Directors (one- to three-year terms, monthly meetings plus committee assignments)

— Grants chair (minimal time commitment, February – April)

— Kent Has Talent year (10 to 15-hour commitment, July-October)

— Scholarship Awards Event chair (8-10 hour commitment, March-May)

— Scholarship chair (5 to 10-hour commitment, February-May)

— Scholarship committee member (4 to 8-hour commitment, February-May)

— Outreach chair for marketing, communications and events (varies, year-long commitment)

— Investment and Financial Committee (varies, year-long commitment)

— Advisory Committee (8-10 hours per year; quarterly meetings)

If you are interested in any of these positions, or learning more about the Kent Community Foundation, contact president Dana Neuts or vice-president Brenda Farwell.

2017 ‘Kent Has Talent’ Winners

This Saturday, more than 100 community members, leaders and performers attended the 2nd Annual Kent Has Talent, hosted by Kent Community Foundation and presented by Denali Federal Credit Union. Emceed by KISS FM’s Bender, the night was full of music, dance, poetry and singing. The winners for the night were:

Adult: Katie Jones
Teen: Dalamari Holman (she won in 2016 too!)
Youth: Dre’moni Watts
Grand: Alix Chappell (pictured below)
Audience Choice: Sanaina Kaur Dhaliwal and Jasmin Kaur Bains

Proceeds for the event benefit the Kent Community Foundation in its work to strengthen and support the community through partnerships and philanthropy. A big thanks to Dee Klem for coordinating the event, Tonya Goodwille of Allegro Performing Arts Academy for coordinating the talent, volunteers and sponsors for making the evening possible.

Photo courtesy of Width Photography