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Over 340 alumni and friends of Garfield celebrated at Temple de Hirsch in Seattle. Clarence Acox led the Garfield Jazz Band, and Garfield alumnae Ernestine Anderson belted out the tunes!

Larry Taylor '68 was Master of Ceremonies. Third-year Principal Susan Dersé talked about her enthusiasm for Garfield.

The event raised $137,388 for the Garfield High School Foundation!
Program
GHSF FOUNDING BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lyn Johns Keenan '67, President
Mary Lou Brandon Flynn '70, Vice-President
Lynn Greiner, Secretary (GHS parent)
Peter Byers, MD, Treasurer (GHS parent)
Jonathan Bridge '68
Susan Dersé (GHS Principal)
John Franklin '65
Judith Gille (GHS parent)
Pamela Green (GHS parent)
Alexes Harris '93
Laura Maki Seznick '37 (Garfield Golden Grads)
Benjamin W. Slivka '78
Carol Oseran Starin '63
Larry Taylor '68

MISSION OF THE GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION
To gather the hearty support of all of its constituencies, and provide Garfield High School with sustainable funding and resources that will assure and advance student achievement and school programs.

We envision Garfield High School, an outstanding learning environment historically rich in cultural diversity and academic excellence, achieving the best results for every single student.

THE GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL FOUNDATION
For the past year and a half, a group of Garfield alumni, parents, staff and community members have been working toward the development of the Garfield High School Foundation. Schools such as Garfield High School face increasing financial pressures. While many of us wish that local, state and federal funding provided for the needs of all public school students, the reality is that public dollars are simply not adequate.

OUR VISION
The Garfield Foundation will build and perpetuate a legacy of excellence in all areas of the school through the establishment of an endowment fund. We believe that all children deserve a quality education. Building this fund will enrich the school and community, in addition to creating a plan for excellence that outlasts any individual program or administration. It will be directed by an independent Foundation board and financially administered by the Alliance for Education.

GHS FOUNDATION ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Dianne Ashley, Tom Bailey, Peter Byers, Susan Dersé, Linda Lawson Elman, Mary Lou Flynn, Lorna Follis, Jody Fueyo, Judith Gille, Pamela Green, Lynn Greiner, Lyn Keenan, Cheryl Parker, Mike Silver, Benjamin W. Slivka, Elizabeth Squires, Carol Starin, Joan Stewart, Kathryn Triandafilou, Casey Trupin, Joyce Walker and Janet Woodward.

CELEBRATING OUR LEGACY EVENING PROGRAM

GREETINGS
Garfield High School Jazz Combo and Cheerleaders

DINNER
Music by the Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble
Clarence Acox, Director

PROGRAM
Welcome by Master of Ceremonies Larry Taylor, Class of '68
Aaron Parker, Class of '04, President of the ASB
Susan Dersé, Principal of Garfield High School

Carver Gayton, Class of '56
Tribute to Honorary Chair Dr. Homer Harris '34
Athlete, Physician, Inspiration to generations of achievers.

Vera Ing, Class of '58
Vivian Phillips, Class of '71

MUSIC
Garfield High School Jazz Ensemble
and Ms. Ernestine Anderson, Garfield alumnae
Renowned jazz vocalist

MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION
Garfield High School: Our Enduring Legacy
Narrated by Dick Foley, Class of '57

CALL FOR SUPPORT
Carol Starin, Class of '63, Foundation Board Member

CLOSING: THE ALMA MATER
Thank you for your generous support of the GHS Foundation!

GARFIELD FOUNDATION PRE-EVENT SUPPORTERS
Margaret Meyer Albrecht, Jack Benaroya, Robert Bonnevie, Class of '53, Matt Coe, Roger Croshow, Patricia Curvey, Frank and Doris Fidler Family Trust, Phillip Frink, Jr., Stanley Hibib, Karen Low, Garfield High School Alumni Foundation, Geraldie Marchard,Tomio Moriguchi, Henry Nose, Kawaguchi Onishi, Dean Pody, Virginia Revere, William Schwartz, Ronald Simon, Herman Trostsky, The Wissner-Slivka Foundation, Washington Mutual Corporate Giving Department, Gail Winberg, Hannah Wong and Mary Woo.

IN-KIND DONATIONS
This event was made possible by the generosity of the following:
Blueline Catalog Design
City People's Mercantile
Consolidated Press
Force and Motion, Inc. (Bruce Jacobsen)
Four Season's Restaurant
Grosse Mailing
Ian Webster '52 and Hazard County Illustrations
Matzoh Momma's Catering (Pip Meyerson, Class of '67)
Red Hook Brewery
Seattle Historical Society
Seattle School District Archives, Eleanor Toews, Archivist
Schwartz Brothers Bakery (Gretchen Mathers '58, Michael Schwartz '59, and Bill Schwartz '60)
Starbucks Coffee
The Seattle Post Intelligencer
The Seattle Times
Temple De Hirsch
Greg Anderson
Paul Atlas and Jack BuChans
Alice Krause
The Happel family

AND THANK YOU TO ALL THE MANY VOLUNTEERS WHO MADE THIS EVENING POSSIBLE!!!
The GHS Foundation would like to express its deepest gratitude to Dr. Homer Harris for his support of this event and the foundation. Dr. Harris is one of many alumni whose spirit and success are a testament to the positive influence of quality public education. We invite you to join Dr. Harris in supporting the work of the GHS Foundation.

The GHS Foundation is affiliated with the Alliance for Education and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Please make checks payable to:
AFE/GHSF
P.O. Box 22344
Seattle, WA 98122-0344
206-781-6639
www.Garfieldhsf.org

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