Mercer Island Schools Foundation



The Mercer Island Schools Foundation (MISF) and the PTA at every school work year-round raising money to ensure an excellent education for all Mercer Island students.We would like to provide some clarity about the difference between donations that you are asked to make each year. It is our hope that every family will participate in donating to the MISF and their schools’ PTAs to ensure a world-class education for students today and for years to come.  



About Mercer Island Schools Foundation


Lakeridge PTA and Mercer island Schools Foundation campaigns are separate. 


PTA: Donations to the Lakeridge PTA Ask Campaign support learning and enrichment programs only at Lakeridge. Each school has it’s own fundraising goals. PTA’s will ask for donations directly and

they impact that specific school for that year. If you have students in multiple schools, you will need to join each school’s PTA too (they do not carry over even in the same district).
Mercer Island Schools Foundation: Donations to the MISF benefit all students at every school in our district. Depending on where the need is, money might go to our high school or middle school or be shared among elementary schools.  It’s an overall benefit to Mercer Island School District. 


Why are you being asked to give money for public education?

The answer is simple. Mercer Island schools have been underfunded by the state for decades. Community investment provides additional revenue and critical leverage to guarantee that the Mercer Island School District has the ability to maximize all available budgets. We must continue to invest in exceptional education, which has defined our community for many years. Every dollar donated truly makes a difference!


What are the main Mercer island schools foundation Campaigns?

FALL - "All In For Kids” Phone-A-Thon ($500/student suggested donation) – This event fuels academic achievement and excellence with new curriculum, textbooks, innovative enrichment grants, fine art support, programs for students who learn differently and teacher professional development. Your friends, neighbors, students, administrators, and even teachers will be calling you – please give them your support!


SPRING – "Breakfast of Champions" Bridge Campaign ($500/student suggested donation) – This campaign provides leverage to ensure the MISD delivers rigorous, enriching experiences for every student in every grade, with the best teachers to foster exceptional teaching and learning at every school. Everyone is invited to the Breakfast, and those who cannot attend can donate online.




The Mercer Island Schools Foundation's suggested donation amount can be given in one amount, split between the events, or divided into equal monthly payments. 
Click here for more info on the MISF campaigns.