On September 22, 2021, RAFT hosted it’s annual event, Found At RAFT. The resources that educators, parents, and students need for success can be Found at RAFT.
During the virtual event, guests were able to learn more about RAFT, honor people and organizations that have had a profound impact on the education community, as well as learn what RAFT is doing to support joy in learning.
We were able to raise over $280,000 for our 8,000 educators and 150,000 students we serve annually! Thank you for supporting Found At RAFT!
Andrea Whittaker and Sri Narasimhan co-hosted the event by sharing RAFT’s work and celebrating the awardees of the evening.
If you would like to watch the event again, please go to www.raftspecialeventlive.com.
RAFT’s Impact in the Community
The pandemic has been hard on everyone. On top of adjusting to living in pandemic times, our education community also has had to adjust to new learning environments.
Watch the video to learn more about our impact on the education community.
STEAM Teachers of the Year
RAFT was happy to honor 5 teachers as the STEAM Teachers of the Year. These educators were recognized by their colleagues and students for the profound impact they have on their community.
Watch the video to hear the inspiring stories of these educators!
RAFT was pleased to honor RAFT Heroes during the event. These heroes have supported RAFT because of their strong passion for educators and students.
In these videos, we share the impact they have had on RAFT.
RAFT would be nothing without our volunteers. Our volunteers help make our resources affordable and available to RAFT members.
This video showcases two volunteers who have had a profound impact on RAFT.
RAFT Partner of the Year
RAFT is proud to announce HP as our first Partner of the Year Award recipient. HP has been a partner of RAFT for 22 years and has supported RAFT by donating over $1.2 million to support the development of our hands-on learning resources, 6,266 cubic feet of donated materials, and through the service of over 1,000 HP volunteers. These volunteers include 14 HP executives that have served on the RAFT Board of Directors and offered their leadership to help RAFT better serve our education community.
Behind the event and our work is a dedicated staff making it all happen! In this fun, throwback video, meet the great RAFT team!
We want to thank our event sponsors for their support of our event and our efforts during the pandemic on behalf of our community.
ROLLER RACER SPONSOR
PUFF ROCKET SPONSOR
Ned & Jimi Barnholt
Bruce & Gail Chizen
Ann & Alden Danner
FUND-A-NEED MAJOR DONORS
Susan and Tom Harrington
Webb and Christina McKinney
Anne and Ron Murphy
Carol and Mark Guidry Foundation
Sharon and Aubrey Hutchins
Karen and Bruce Rohde
Brooks and Sarah Beard
Jillian Forusz and Fred Houston
Peter and Diane Geschke
John and Deanne Ebner
Kathy Yates and Peter Troop
Vicki and Pete LaBoskey
SILENT AUCTION DONORS
J. Lohr Vineyards and Wine
John’s Willow Glen
Tin Pot Creamery
Harrington Family Foundation
40 Acre Candle & Gift Co.
The Tech Interactive
Bottle & Bottega
Vidyadhar & Debjani Phalke
San Francisco 49ers Museum
All these elements came together for a very successful event! And a key part of that was YOU! Because of your support, we were able to raise over $280,000 for students and educators!
We want to thank everyone for making our event a successful one! We look forward to seeing you next year!