Upcoming Events

Proceeds from these events will help the Yakima Schools Foundation continue to enhance learning experiences for Yakima School District students.



September 7, 2014

Location:  Spring Creek Homestead, 3213 S Tacoma St.  Union Gap
$75 per person or $600 per table of eight

Register for AppleFEST

Spend a relaxed and pleasant Yakima afternoon enjoying a casual dinner with local beverages, as you bid on unique silent and live auction items. 

RSVP by August 25, 2014

The Impact!  It is really all about the kids.  Guests came out for a  few hours,  but their impact lasts throughout the year.  Donations made at AppleFEST (formerly Tour de Harvest) means we are able to implement our mission, grant awards, and enhance education in the Yakima School District.

Premier Event Sponsor
Event Sponsors
ENZA Fruit
Pacific Power
Terrace Heights Development


Premier Event Sponsor

See last year's event pictures on Facebook

Previous year's pictures can be viewed on Facebook and in the Scrapbook

Raising money to help our children's future

LLittle Black Dress Partyittle Black Dress Party

Save the Date!
Tuesday, November 19, 2014
5:30 PM
Location: 26A   

Register for the event                

Back by popular demand, it's the Little Black Dress Party!!

Enjoy a relaxing, fun fashion show and learn what to wear to those holiday parties. . . the work party, the casual party, and the fancy glamour event.  We'll show you all the tricks!  

2012 Event

What a success!!  On Wednesday November 7, 2012 a fantastic group of ladies came together to kick of the holiday season and raise funds for education. Donna Menard donated the appetizers, Chico's provided the fashion education, Lori Crow and Lori Aoki were the live models and 26A provided the perfect setting.   Thanks to our generous donors we grossed over $1,400! During the Little Black Dress Party, guests were invited to also donate to a specific program, the Arts Integration Mentoring program. The AIM program provides training and cross curriculum lessons for teachers and students to use the visual arts as a vehicle to enhance their knowledge and skill level in subjects such as math, reading, science and social students.   Research supports the use of hands on integrated activities to help students understand concepts and retain information better and longer. It helps raise the achievement level.


Raising money to help our children's future

Boys in Peril movie

Boys in Peril movie

Monday, March 18 from 7 PM to 9 PM  Davis High School KIVA
Thursday, March 21 from 7 PM to 9 PM  Allied Arts 5000 W Lincoln Ave, Yakima

In March of 2013 the Yakima Schools Foundation partnered with Allied Arts and the Yakima School District to bring this great documentary to our community.  Audience members enjoyed the film at A.C. Davis High School and Allied Arts followed by a Q&A Discussion on the importance of preparing students for post high school success. 

This feature-length documentary film by Graham Streeter follows three high school seniors, each attempting to navigate through the daunting and challenging transition between high school and college. This film is a compelling look into the common obstacles that face young Hispanic men who truly aspire to better their lives by obtaining a college education and the goodness of teachers, parent and programs that strive to make that possible.

Download the Event Poster

Check out the Movie Trailer www.boysinperil.com

Raising money to help our children's future

2013 event raised $25,000
2012 event raised $23,000
2011 event raised $28,000
2010 event raised $29,000
2009 event raised  $34,500

Photos of the 2013 event
Photos of the 2012 event

See Celebrate Our Youth Scrapbook


Celebrate Our Youth Breakfast

Tuesday April 29, 2014

Yakima Convention Center
Doors open at 6:30 AM, Program begins at 7:00 AM, concludes at 8:00 AM
Tickets $40 per person

Register for Celebrate Our Youth

Featuring keynote speaker John O'Leary


Expected to die. Now, teaching others how to truly live.

In 1987, John was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 98% of his body. He was given one percent chance to survive. 

Journey alongside John O'Leary as he revisits the day he was burned. On this dynamic walk, you will stand with him the night he was told he'd die; the afternoon he first believed he wouldn't; and other formative experiences after the fire. Along the way, John will share the critical lessons he learned with help from friends both old and new. Learn more about John's story at http://rising-above.com/

 Contact Amy Neal at 457-0898 or aneal@yakimaschoolsfoundation.org to reserve your spot today!

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor - Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo Bank

The Celebrate Our Youth Breakfast provides an opportunity for the community to support enhanced education.   In 1999 the Dean Starr Endowment Breakfast launched the successful idea of a yearly breakfast event.  Since that first year, community members have gathered early in the morning each spring to enjoy an inspiring speaker, a delicious breakfast and share their generosity and support of education.