Bill Henningsgaard was the founding board chair and executive director of Eastside Pathways. His vision and drive launched our efforts to mobilize the community using the collective impact framework. Tragically, Bill passed away in August 2013.
To honor Bill’s commitment to children and his belief in the power of collective impact, the Eastside Pathways Board established the Bill Henningsgaard Fund for Children. Many people who were touched by Bill’s life and passion contributed to the new endowment. Proceeds from the fund are being used to better the lives of and opportunities for children of all ages through leveraged programs in the identified goal areas and served by Eastside Pathways partners.
We expect to award a grant of $5,000 per year that will focus on one area each year.
Our initial five-year schedule:
2014: Summer and Extended Learning – awarded to the Bellevue YMCA
2015: School Readiness and Early Learning – awarded to Chinese Information and Service Center
2016: Attendance and/or Tardiness – awarded to Community Truancy Board
2017: Transitions – grades 8-9 and 12-college – awarded to Sammamish Leads Program by Bellevue Schools Foundation
2018: College and Career Readiness – middle and high school
Projects do not have to meet all of these criteria but we will consider those that: