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Roosevelt High School Foundation

Encouraging Leadership - Supporting Challenge - Inspiring Dreams


In the fall of 2002, Roosevelt principal Lisa Kodama convened a group of alumni, parents, and staff to discuss ways to develop a source of stable and sustainable income for Roosevelt High School.

Those discussions identified the need to re-energize the RHS Foundation to focus on gathering monies to support consistent and equitable academic access for every student; monies that would not be tied to district budgets or any individual program or administration. The non-profit Roosevelt High School Foundation began its effort to build an Endownment Fund.


The Roosevelt High School Foundation, including staff, alumni, parents and neighbors, believe in the right of all students to a quality, personalized, public education that promotes academic excellence and helps students build the necessary skills, knowledge and self-esteem to become successful life-long learners and productive citizens.

The Foundation Board is committed to providing resources to support the academic, athletic, extracurricular and enrichment needs of all students enrolled at Roosevelt High School.

Our Goal

Our goal is a Roosevelt High School Foundation endowment fund, administered by a panel of alumni, parents, teachers, and staff, organized under the auspices of the Roosevelt High School Foundation.

Roosevelt's Legacy

Many of Seattle's business, civic and cultural leaders have graduated from Roosevelt, establishing a notable legacy and reputation for excellence. To ensure this legacy continues with future generations of Rough Riders, it is important that we plan now for student and program needs that are specific to our school community.

The Need

Public education is at a critical juncture. Roosevelt is facing increasing competition from private schools, faith-based schools, and other public high schools. While we may assume that local, state and federal funding provided for the needs of all public school students, the reality is that public dollars are simply inadequate. They continue to decrease year after year.

We invite create community members and alumni to reconnect with the school and to give financial support so we can ensure its continued success as a premier public high school in Seattle.

Vision for the Future

The possibilities for enhancing the educational opportunities and resources at Roosevelt are endless. Building this fund now not only enriches the school and community, but also creates a legacy for excellence that outlasts any individual program, administration, or plan.

We invite you to visit the website for Roosevelt High School.

Grant Summary

Complete summary of grants made by the Roosevelt Foundation PDF

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