Northshore School Foundation Raises over $135,000 and Counting at Annual All In For Kids Fundraiser

April 13, 2023

The Northshore School Foundation's annual All In For Kids fundraising event was a resounding success, raising over $135,000 and counting for the organization's ongoing efforts to enhance and inspire learning potential, remove barriers, and build life skills for Northshore students. The event, held in person and streamed online on Thursday, March 30, featured various speakers, honorees, and performers.

Emceed by Jake Whittenberg of KING5 News and the Foundation's Youth Advisory Board members, the event underscored the Foundation's crucial role in supporting Northshore schools and students. Newly selected Superintendent Michael Tolley praised the Foundation's investment in 256 classroom libraries and early adoption of programs and supported through the district's new Family Engagement Center.

Laney Brackett, a senior from Inglemoor High School and founder of Teen Self Health, shared her mental health journey, encouraging everyone in the audience to prioritize self-care and the value of listening. Her remarks praised the Foundation's role in legitimizing her organization and for being an organization that listens to students.

During the event, Hanisha Bakshani, a North Creek High School parent, was honored as Volunteer of the Year for her work as the lead Ambassador for the Foundation. At the same time, Holly Herbison was named Innovative Educator of the Year for her work bringing books into Kenmore Middle School that include diverse topics and are relatable to the middle school population.

Donations raised during the All In For Kids event help sustain the Foundation's ongoing work serving more than 23,000 students.

"We're so grateful to parents, NSD leaders, teachers, business owners, and everyone in our community who embraced this event and gave so enthusiastically," said Carmin Dalziel, Executive Director of the Northshore School Foundation. "The Foundation has been serving Northshore students for 25 years, and it's all made possible by private donations."

For those unable to attend the event live, a recording is available on the Foundation's YouTube channel. Dozens of volunteers, including the planning committee and Foundation board members, helped make the event successful. Event Sponsors include Presenting Sponsor OAC; Educate Level sponsors Allelon Kitchen, Amerigroup, Banner Bank (Woodinville & Bothell), Dykeman, Hutteball & Oremus, MacDonald Miller, and Perkins Coie; Learning Level Sponsors Bombastic, The Cottage, Coughlin Porter Lundeen, Element 7, Elevation Cellars, Integrus Architecture, Goose Ridge Estate Winery, King5, Milne Electric, Northwest Playground, Pacific Mobile Structures, Snapdoodle Toys, and Wbc Advisors and five other community level sponsors.

The Foundation's next large-scale event is PROM, which will be held on April 29 at The Lodge at St. Edward State Park from 7 to 10 p.m. The event will have food, beverages, corsages, and dancing and will be a fun evening. This event will offer attendees a chance at a do-over if their original prom was not as great as expected.


The Northshore Schools Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) local non-profit charity that serves students and teachers in the Northshore School District in Bothell, Kenmore, and Woodinville communities. The Foundation is funded solely by private contributions and operates separately from the Northshore School District. For more information, visit or call (425) 408-7680.