Join a Committee

Our committees join board members and community members to help plan events, review marketing, analyze financials, and work together for the health of Highline Schools Foundation. Our committees are also where we find our next trustees. 

Development Committee

This committee oversees and directs the fundraising activities including the annual fundraising events (Gold Star, Brat Trot, and Oktoberfest) as well as donor solicitation, acknowledgement and stewardship.

Chair: Mike Yellam; Members: Travis Exstrom,  John Hornibrook, Justin Kraft, Mindy Reher, Joe Van

Finance Committee

This committee assists the Trustees in meeting their fiduciary responsibilities by scrutinizing the financial statements; reviewing tax reports; developing and implementing the budget; reviewing accounting and investment procedures and policies; and ensuring the regular and timely audit of the accounts of the Foundation. The Committee, chaired by the Treasurer and staffed by the Business Manager, operates in a manner consistent with our bylaws.

Chair: Aaron Reher; Members: Dave Baisch, Scott Gifford, Jan Noorda, Andy Rodgers

Marketing Committee

This committee guides the work relating to communicating with donors, stakeholders, and others. They help plan newsletters and official communications, social media platforms, online presence, and contact with media. Goal: Increase awareness of the Foundation in the community.

Co-Chairs: Chelsea LeRoy and Marco Milanese; Members: Nick Jansson, Cameron Johnson

Program Committee

This committee evaluates existing Foundation programs, oversees program expansion or development, and facilitates board conversations about the programs. This committee also oversees the Excel and Impact grant process – reviewing applications and selecting recipients.

Co-Chairs: Julie Burr and Meredith Luethe; Members: Kim Baisch (community member), Sydney Cochran, Kaitlyn Jackson, Scott Lautman, Carlyn Roedell, Nancy Tosta 

For more information on joining a committee, please contact the Foundation office at or (206) 631-3120.

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