Be Part of the “In” Crowd

Invest in the Mount Vernon Public Schools Foundation. Your gift will, in turn, help to enrich educational experiences for our students and provide additional resources to inspire classroom learning opportunities and professional staff development. The Foundation will include 100% of your donation to make sure educational enhancements are available to students.

The Mount Vernon Public Schools Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Donations are deductible to the full extent provided by law. The Foundation’s EIN is 77-0673771.

15th Annual Green & White Open

The Mount Vernon Public Schools Foundation’s 15th Annual Green & White Open will take place on Friday, August 16, 2024 at Avalon Golf Links. Come join us for a day of golf, games, fundraising and fun! Stay tuned for golf registration and sponsorship opportunities.

The tournament is the Foundation’s annual fundraising event. Proceeds from the Green & White Open provide resources that support the educational needs and opportunities of Mount Vernon School District students through grant-funded projects and experiences that fall outside the school budgets.

Through the generosity of sponsors, volunteers, and our community, the Foundation has  helped fund a variety of programs and activities, such as: Newbery Award author visit benefitting 5th-12th graders throughout the district, dramatic play kitchens for all kindergarten classes, band instruments for Harriet Rowley Elementary, a safety speaker system for Centennial Elementary, marine science aquarium project expansion for Mount Vernon High School, adaptive PE equipment for ILC students at Washington Elementary, a band field trip to Central Washington University for Mount Baker Middle School, Imagine Museum field trip for Harriet Rowley second graders, Folklórico dresses for the MVHS Mariachi Dance Program, SEL student library materials for Skagit Academy, community book mailboxes at LaVenture and Mount Baker Middle Schools, and more.

Mount Vernon Schools Giving Opportunities

Ongoing gifts are donor-designated to one of these funds:
Learning Enhancement Fund

The Foundation will award amounts up to $1,000 to benefit students in one or more areas of academic enrichment. These grants encompass a large array of enrichment opportunities…from technology, to field trips, to band uniforms, guest speakers, assemblies, theatrical plays, etc.

Judy Rich Professional Development Fund

This fund was created in memory of Judy Rich, a 29-year employee with the Mount Vernon School District (MVSD), who advocated continuing education for the employees of the District. Funding will be used to grant financial support to any MVSD employee for professional development opportunities that are not funded by the MVSD, facility or school.

Gifts may be made in several ways:

  • A monetary gift by cash, check or PayPal on the website.
  • A monetary pledge to be fulfilled over a set period of years.
  • A monetary gift in honor or memory of a friend or loved one.
  • A planned gift such as a bequest, gift of stock or life insurance.
  • Through employer gift-matching programs. If your company matches gifts to charitable organizations, please talk to your contact person about designating your donations to the Mount Vernon Public Schools Foundation.

To pay by check, please download, complete and mail the Charitable Donation Form with payment to:

Mount Vernon Public Schools Foundation
PO Box 2543
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

For more information about giving opportunities, please contact the Mount Vernon Public Schools Foundation at:

Volunteer Opportunities

Invest your time and become a Foundation volunteer. Volunteer opportunities include assisting with the Foundation’s annual Green & White Open Golf Tournament. The 2024 tournament will be held Friday, August 16 at Avalon Golf Links.

Contact and get involved!