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Celebrate Bush 2021: We Are Bush

On March 6, 2021, 414 households tuned into our live streamed virtual We Are Bush celebration. Although COVID-19 impeded our ability to gather in person, participating in the event from home was an incredible demonstration of support for Bush faculty, staff, and students. Guests watched from home and connected virtually, sending heartfelt messages of appreciation and gratitude using the event’s chat feature.
What is Celebrate Bush? 
Celebrate Bush is The Bush School’s annual K-12 fundraising event. Over the years, Celebrate Bush has evolved in scope from a traditional school auction to an inspiring celebration honoring teaching, learning, and community at The Bush School. Families, faculty, staff, alumni, parents/guardians of alumni, and grandparents come together in support of our community and to broaden accessibility to experiential education for a greater number of families. All proceeds from the event directly support financial aid. 
Sponsorship at The Bush School
Over the past several years, we have been fortunate to partner with socially responsible organizations in the Seattle business community. In 2021, eighteen Seattle area businesses sponsored the event, helping to ensure that all funds raised at Celebrate Bush directly support financial aid. Each sponsor believes strongly in the students, teachers, staff, and families that makes Bush so special. 
We are Grateful
Your generous support through sponsorship, Raise the Paddle for financial aid and  Share the Love culminated in $490,533 raised for financial aid at The Bush School!
Quick Facts about Celebrate Bush: We Are Bush!
  • 414 households participated in the virtual event
  • 46 alumni attended
  • $490,533 total raised for financial aid
  • 309 paddles raised 
  • 15 parent party planners
  • 18 generous community sponsors whose contributions totaled $45,500
  • 6 student art projects raised $11,250 for financial aid
  • 315 messages of love and support throughout the evening
Thank You to our Volunteers
Celebrate Bush is a success largely due to the support of our volunteers. A special thank you to the We Are Bush Co-Chairs, Kate Bayley ‘’96 and Toni-Ann Lupinacci.

Class Art Volunteers
  • Kindergarten: Maria Chapman 
  • First Grade: Courtney McKlveen, Forest Dickey, Kira Streets, Cam Scott
  • Second Grade:  Heather Hayes 
  • Third Grade:  Krista Seery, Amy Pak, Judi Yates 
  • Fourth Grade: Suzanna Westhagen, Avery Westhagen ’21 
  • Fifth Grade: Toni-Ann Lupinacci, Kate Bayley ’96
Share the Love Volunteers
  • Emily Alhadeff ’94
  • Allie Ruettgers
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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