Auction raises about $20,000 for Communities in Schools of Renton
October 6, 2008 · Updated 4:57 PM
About 200 people attended the annual benefit dinner and auction for Communities in Schools of Renton Thursday night at Renton Senior Activity Center. About $20,000 was raised for the nonprofit during the event.
“It was good; everybody had a good time,” said Erin Iverson, mentor program manager.
Guests were served an Ivar’s salmon dinner. Entertainment included guest speaker John Lovick, a mentor and Snohomish County sheriff, and musical guests Haben Abraham and her sisters Lianda and Salina, who go by the name EriAm (short for Eritrean-American, their heritage).
New executive director Sari Pascoe also gave a speech.
Communities in Schools of Renton supports Renton families and students with family liaison and mentor programs. For more information, visit www.renton.ciswa.org or call Executive Director Sari Pascoe at 425-430-6656.