Celebrate Bush

Celebrate Bush 2023: Come As You Are

Celebrate Bush is our annual K-12 community celebration and fundraiser for financial aid. Every year, families, faculty, staff, alumni, and grandparents come together in support of our community and to increase accessibility to an experiential education at Bush. 
We look forward to your attendance on Saturday, March 4 for Celebrate Bush: Come As You Are. Celebrate Bush is an in-person gala that inspires community, connection, and commitment to our mission, and we are grateful to everyone who has and will participate as a sponsor, volunteer, attendee, or donor. This year’s theme, “Come As You Are,” is not only an encouragement for guests to show up as their true selves, but is also an appreciation of the Seattle grunge era and mid ‘90s music scene.

Questions? Contact Events and Volunteer Manager Nadia Jessa.

2023 Sponsors

The Bush School is seeking partners for corporate sponsorship for Celebrate Bush. An event sponsorship helps Bush provide need-based financial aid to talented students and ensure that a Bush education is accessible to as many Seattle area children as possible. Sponsors will reach The Bush School’s entire constituency of 5,000 members of the Seattle community and beyond, including founders and executives of major companies and not-for-profit organizations.

2022 Celebration Bush Highlights

Take a look at some of the highlights from Celebrate Bush: Past, Present, Future. Special thanks to Celebrate Bush 2022 Co-Chairs Karim ‘89 and Alice ‘89 Lessard for making the 2022 event a success! 

List of 8 items.

  • $579,427

    raised in total for financial aid
  • Upper School Match

    $35,000 challenge match - met and exceeded, raising a total of $100,000 from Upper School Families
  • $10k in 10 min

    match achieved in 8 minutes
  • 14

    sponsorships totaled $42,500
  • 103

    in-person attendees
  • $467,938

    for financial aid through Raise the Paddle
  • 170

    households joined the livestream
  • 25

    volunteers brought the event to life
The Bush School is an independent, coeducational day school located in Seattle, WA enrolling 710 students in grades K–12. The mission of The Bush School is to spark in students of diverse backgrounds and talents a passion for learning, accomplishment, and contribution to their communities.

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