On 25 May, the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) held a dinner to recognize community organizations from Mason, Thurston, Grays Harbor, Lewis and Pacific counties for their contributions to schools. The Stella and L.V. Raymond Foundation was honored for their support of children in the Raymond School District.
According to Dr. Stephen Holland, Superintendent of Raymond School District, The Foundation has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the District for projects as diverse as stadium lighting, classroom technology, musical instruments and field trips. According to Holland, “This generous support has resulted in the students being able to participate in learning experiences that would normally be far beyond the District’s capacity to provide.”
For example, this year LV Raymond purchased Smart Boards, track timing system, marimbas, leather tooling kits, graphing calculators and automotive scanning equipment, as well as many other items for classroom use. Additionally, they paid for a large part of the Disneyland band trip, an elementary LEGO/STEAM lab and hundreds of Accelerated Reader books. Dr. Holland stated that “Every year the Foundation has supported our students in similar ways. We truly cannot overestimate the impact of these funds on our students. This recognition by WASA is well deserved."
Ron Brummel accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation.