On September 15, 2018 over 130 supporters attended the Mudd Nick Foundation’s annual fundraising event at the North County Recreation District gymnasium and 54 partici- pated in the golf tournament. Donors bid on an array of si- lent and live auction items, which resulted in the Foundation raising a near record amount of funds that will be allocated to Learning Experiences to broaden the perspectives of the students in District 56 during the 2018-2019 school year and summer 2019.
During the festive evening, board president Monica Isbell welcomed the attendees, explained how the Foundation ison firm financial footing, and thanked donors for their gen- erosity. Co-founders Jim Mudd and Doug Nicholson and Brad Mudd, board vice president, presented awards for the golf tournament. Singers from the Neah-Kah-Nie High School choir gave an inspiring performance. Pastor John Olson gave the invocation. Jim and Lynn Mudd presented the 2018 Jim and Lynn Mudd Service to Children Award to District 56 Superintendent Paul Erlebach for fostering such a close partnership between the schools and the Founda- tion. High School students Grace Miller and Animesh Patel spoke eloquently about how the Mudd Nick Foundation has impacted their lives during their school years.
The evening event concluded with a rousing live auction con- ducted by Jim and Brad Mudd and Doug Nicholson. Many of the live and silent auction items were donated by members of the Providence Health and Services team of nurses under the leadership of Deborah Burton, Vice President and ChiefNursing Officer.
The Mudd Nick Foundation thanks its board members and the many volunteers who helped plan and execute this successful event that raises funds for the children in our area who are so deserving of our caring and interest. Lists of volunteers and those individuals and merchants that donated silent and live auction items are included in the newsletter to recognize them and to express our gratitude.