Celebrate Bush

Celebrate Bush 2024 | Eras

Dear Bush Community,

On Friday, March 8, the Celebrate Bush: Eras event brought together our vibrant community in a historic record-breaking evening filled with inspiration, connection, and a renewed commitment to the mission of The Bush School and its 100-year legacy of access. 

Beyond the festivities, the event served as a powerful reminder of collective action in support of a worthy goal.  We extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who participated, including our amazing sponsors, dedicated volunteers, enthusiastic attendees, and generous donors. Your contributions, on every level, made Celebrate Bush: Eras a truly historic event. 

A special thank you goes to this year's Co-Chairs, Joelle Alhadeff and Rachel Stroble for their vision, energy, and unwavering commitment. Their tireless dedication – and hundreds of hours of planning – played a pivotal role in making the evening truly unforgettable.

Together, we made the following possible ...

$942,208 gross total, including:
  • $530,646 (and counting) through Raise the Paddle. It’s not too late to make a donation! Take a look at the Raise the Paddle video and then visit the site to support financial aid. (designate the gift to "Celebrate Bush Raise the Paddle)
  • 167 families generously supporting Raise the Paddle
  • Two challenge matches met
  • a live event $100,000 challenge match from The Children’s Education Initiative and an anonymous donor.
  • An additional $20,000 challenge match from the Alvord family.
  • 500 total registrants
  • $46,500 in sponsorships from fifteen generous partners and an additional five in-kind sponsors.
  • 31 volunteers who brought this event to life.
  • Thousands of memories made ushering in our next century!
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The Bush School is an independent, coeducational day school located in Seattle, WA enrolling 715 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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