About Us

The Sequim Education Foundation was established in 2001 through the efforts of Lee Lawrence, Jim Pickett, and Jeanne Martin. It was officially incorporated in the State of Washington on May 4, 2001, with Jeanne Martin, Jim Pickett, Walt Schubert, and Alan Millet as founding members.

We cherish the legacy left by these visionary individuals. In gratitude for their foundational roles, these four individuals now hold the esteemed status of Honorary Members of the Board of Directors, commemorating their lasting impact on our foundation.

Jeanne Martin remains an active participant in the initiatives of the Sequim Education Foundation, fulfilling the role of the foundation’s CPA.

As a non-profit education foundation, SEF is approved to receive donations, gifts, bequests, and devises; manage and administer resources; and distribute funds, scholarships, and grants in support of Sequim’s school children.

Operating expenses are minimal, so more of every dollar goes directly to help Sequim public school students and their teachers.

All of our board members are volunteers from the community and are not compensated for their time or participation with the foundation.


To be a catalyst for vibrant growth of each student in Sequim School District


Inspiring a lifelong love of learning for each student in Sequim School District



Partner with students, teachers, administrators, civic organizations, donors and business partners to provide greater educational opportunities for all students


Provide opportunities of innovative teaching, programs, processes, technologies and services that add value to and increase student learning


Conduct all business in an ethical and professional manner


Accountable in action and attitude for the resources entrusted to us, based on financially responsible decisions

Community Partners

Albert Haller Foundation

Phillips Foundation

Sequim Soroptimist

Sequim Sunrise Rotary

Sound Community Bank

Trinity United Methodist Church

Meet The Team

Federal Tax ID Number: 91-2122290

Sequim Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to empowering the educational journey of students in the Sequim School District. Committed to fostering a culture of learning and growth, we passionately support initiatives that enhance academic excellence, cultivate innovation, and provide equitable opportunities for all learners.

Through scholarships, teaching grants, and community partnerships, we strive to create an environment where every student can achieve their fullest potential, fostering a brighter future for both individuals and the community as a whole.

Join us in our mission to inspire, educate, and uplift the next generation. Together, we are shaping a pathway to success for students and building a stronger, more vibrant community.

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