Motto
Motto
“To provide a trusted avenue for donors to participate in providing excellent educational opportunities in the Eastmont School District by prudently investing and leveraging donated assets to incentivize high achievement, to directly fund educational and extra-curricular opportunities, and to provide for higher education."
Revised 8/20/2013

Donate Today!

27 days ago

The Eastmont Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization through the IRS and the State of Washington.

There are a number of ways you can make a gift to the Eastmont Foundation, including:

Mail in Cash, Check, or Money Order payable to:
Eastmont Foundation
c/o Eastmont Administration Office
800 Eastmont Avenue
East Wenatchee, WA  98802


Shop Amazon Smile!

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Eastmont Foundation.


eScrip & Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Sign up with eScrip or register for Fred Meyer Community Rewards and a donation will be made to the Eastmont Foundation each time you shop — at no cost to you!  

Sign up online.  It’s quick and easy!

  1. Go to www.escrip.com
  2. Click on “sign-up”
  3. Follow the instructions to register your grocery cards and your existing credit/debit cards.
  4. Go to www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and search for Eastmont Foundation.


Gifts of Stock

Gifts of marketable stocks or mutual fund shares that have appreciated can have an immediate impact on a program or school within the district while creating a favorable income tax deduction for you based on the assets' current value.


Gift Planning

Planned gifts or estate gifts are an effective way to manage your affairs, plan for the future, and make a meaningful gift to the Eastmont Foundation. Common gift planning strategies include bequests, charitable gift annuities or remainder trusts, donor advised funds, gifts of life insurance, or real property. Many gift planning strategies can provide a reliable source of income and/or tax benefits for the donor.  The Eastmont Foundation would be willing to help decide what option would work best for you.  Please call for more info.

Creating an Endowment
An endowment establishes a fund managed by the Eastmont Foundation, which provides perpetual, annual support for the Eastmont Foundation. For as little as $25,000, an endowed fund may be established to support a school program, athletic program or initiative of your choosing.


Board of Directors
- Alumni Directors -
Darci Christoferson, Class of 1985
Bill Dobbins, Class of 1973
Brandy Fields, Class of 1989
David Garcia, Class of 1998
Berta Gensinger, Class of 1973
Scott Kane, Class of 1971
Julie Kuntz, Class of 1974
Amy Moubray, Class of 2001
Mary Ellen Sparman, Class of 1963
Spencer Taylor, Class of 1989
Meaghan Vibbert, Class of 1997

- Additional Directors -
Garn Christensen
Alejandra Gonzalez
Beverly Jagla
Brenda Lindsey
Mark Marney
Leon McKinney

2017 Distinguished Alumnus - Dr. Christy McKinney

4 months ago

Dr. Christy McKinney, PhD

EHS Class of 1987


Congratulations to Dr. Christy McKinney, PhD, the 2017 recipient of the Eastmont Foundation Distinguished Alumnus Award. Dr. McKinney is a graduate of the Class of 1987. While attending Eastmont High School, Christy played volleyball and tennis, was a member of the Foreign Language Club, Jazz Band, Swing Choir and was also one of the first Rotary Exchange students to Nigeria. Her travels abroad inspired her interest in political science and international studies.

After graduation, Christy attended the University of Washington, became a Peace Corp volunteer in Ethiopia from 1997-99, received her Masters of Public Health from Tulane University in 2002, and then completed her formal education with a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in 2006.

Christy is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Craniofacial Medicine, Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington. She is also an investigator in Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, and part of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Center.

Her research interests are focused on craniofacial, oral, and nutritional health in young children. Dr. McKinney currently studies the unique intersection of oral clefts, maternal nutrition, infant feeding and global health. She spearheaded the development of the NIFTY cup - an infant feeding cup for infants with breastfeeding difficulties such as infants with oral clefts and preterm infants in low resource settings - with a team of multidisciplinary experts from Seattle Children’s, PATH, the University of Washington and Laerdal Global Health. Her global research collaborations involve partners in Thailand, India and Ghana.

Dr. McKinney’s current work also includes pediatric dental research. She is the primary investigator of a grant from the National Institutes of Health investigating the extent to which children are exposed to the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) during dental treatment. She is also involved in studies that employ innovative dentist-based approaches to establishing lifelong dental care practices in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

An active mentor for junior faculty, Dr. McKinney is the Associate Director of the Institute of Translational Sciences (ITHS) KL2 Career Development program, which trains KL2 Scholars through weekly seminars and small group sessions. She is also the Director of the six-week Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Methods in the University of Washington, School of Dentistry, which trains junior faculty from around the world.

Regarding her education from Eastmont High School, Dr. McKinney states:  
Eastmont High School generously hosted several exchange students when I was in high school. Getting to know them inspired me to spend a year as a Rotary International Exchange Student in Nigeria the year after high school. I had a marvelous time. This transformative experience led me to spend two years volunteering in the U.S. Peace Corps in Ethiopia after college. It was in Ethiopia that I decided to pursue a career in public health.

When asked what her advice to graduating seniors would be, Dr. McKinney had this to say: 
Persist. No matter the career path you choose, persistence and kindness will take you farther than you can imagine. I would have never guessed that I would end up as a health researcher and professor while I was in high school. Follow what makes good sense to you and who you are, even if you are not initially entirely clear where it will lead you.

Dr. McKinney was nominated by long-time family friend, Pat Malone. She is the daughter of Leon (former band instructor at Eastmont High School) and Bonnie McKinney. Dr. McKinney is married to Dr. Lance Young, an ER physician in the Seattle area.

Contact Us

4 months ago

Eastmont Foundation  
800 Eastmont Avenue
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Phone: (509) 884-7169
Fax: (509) 884-4210  

Foundation@eastmont206.org

Wildcat Athletic Hall of Fame

about 1 year ago

   

From Left to Right:   Judy SpoelstraIke Cummings, Mary Raese Martin, Dorothy Boni (daughter of Lou Boni), Foss MillerRobin DerryDan WhiteDale WeaverAlison Owen Bradley.

(Not Pictured:  Greg MooneyRandy HallLarry Michael)

An Eastmont Foundation Board of Director serves on the selection committee.  A donation was also made from the Foundation to purchase plaques to be displayed at EHS.

Past Scholarship Recipients

about 1 year ago

2015 Scholarship Recipients

                 

Diana Chavira-Lopez

                 

Amanda Everett


2016 Scholarship Recipients

about 1 year ago

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR EHS SENIORS


2016 Scholarship Recipients

Andrew Millard

Nicole Tsang 

Past Distinguished Alumni Recipients

4 months ago

2016 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS


Lt. Colonel William "Bill" C. Taylor,  US Army 

EHS Class of 1995



After graduating from EHS in 1995, Bill attended West Point Military Academy and graduated 4th in his class in 2000.  He has received multiple military honors including: the Commendation Medal with Valor for Heroism in Combat, Meritorious Service and the Bronze Star. Bill has earned two masters degrees and served on the faculty of West Point as an assistant professor of U.S. Foreign Policy, American Politics and Political Analysis.  

In his spare time, he has published several works including the book "Military Responses to Arab Uprisings and the Future of Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East: Analysis from Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria. On June 1, 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He with his wife and two children are preparing for his new assignment as a Middle East Intelligence Analyst at Central Command in Tampa, Florida.




2015 Distinguished Alumnus -

Lori Andre-Van Lith


EHS Class of 1994

Lori was a honor society graduate and attended Eastmont schools since kindergarten starting at Grant Elementary, Sterling Intermediate School and Eastmont Junior High School.  During her years as an Eastmont student, she had the privilege of many great and influential teachers, coaches, counselors and principals that gave her many positive life skills.

Throughout her four years of lettering in high school swimming, she was a leader in encouraging the other team members, a leader in team spirit, and a leader in the state swim competition every year.

         
Currently, Lori has her own mental health counseling service in Wenatchee.  She has helped many students and adults in our valley.  She was instrumental in the Suicide Coalition going forward in our valley and has made life changing differences for many students.
 
Lori has been facilitating a state funded, research-based group for moderate to high risk youth at Chelan County Juvenile Justice Center for 12 years.  She teaches social skills, anger management, and moral reasoning to help these youth make better decisions and gain personal power and skills to be successful at home, in school, in our community, and in life.  She has been influential in reducing recidivism in Chelan County.
 
Information collected from The Scratching Post Graduation edition.

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