Our Mission


The Ballard High School Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization with a mission to support the students, faculty and administration of Ballard High School and enrich the school's programs and activities so that Ballard High School will be a world-class learning center for the benefit of the Seattle Community. See what the Foundation has accomplished.


Stay Connected to Ballard High School


The Foundation helps you stay connected to Ballard High School.  Discover information on upcoming Reunions, learn about the Golden Beavers, find helpful Beaver Links, or explore the award winning Ballard High School Video Production, Music, Drama, or FIRST Robotics programs.  Want to discover more? Click here to see a great video on A Day at Ballard High School.


Foundation News


Foundation's Opening Night Gala Dinner

On Thursday March 5th, the BHS Foundation had a gala dinner before the opening of the Ballard High School Music and Drama Department’s production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. The event opened with a reception with the Cast followed by a buffet style dinner. The musical followed the dinner in the Earl Kelly Performing Arts Center at Ballard High School. This was a fund-raising event for the benefit of the Performing Arts. The event last year helped raise over $6,600. 


BHS Foundation's 14th Annual Tournament of Champions and Golf Tournament a Big Success!

The 14th Annual Ballard High School Golf Classic was held at Newcastle Golf Course again this year. The Dinner of Champions was Sunday night August 24, 2014 followed by the Golf Tournament on Monday August 25th. To date the event has raised over $1 million for BHS athletics and music. Click here to donate, volunteer, register, or learn more about the event.



Featured Foundation Fundraising Program

This year the Foundation's featured fundraising program is for the BHS Video Production Program.  The program serves over 140 students annually and since the program began in 2001, students have won hundreds of regional, state, national and international film festival awards.  The program serves students planning to pursue degrees or careers in film/television production, broadcast journalism, art, advertsing, media studies or public relations or just with general interests.  The goal is to raise $15,000 to buy six new video cameras to help our students continue to create their prize-winning, career-advancing videos.  Click here to donate.


Young Beavers Alumni

The Young Beavers Alumni was started with the goal of getting Ballard High School graduates back involved with the school and introducing them to The Ballard Foundation.  We will be planning events, get-togethers and fundraisers in the near future and would like to have as many Ballard Alumni involved as possible. Get more details on the Facebook Page  Follow their Facebook Page




Foundation Overview


The Ballard High School Foundation proudly supports the following programs:


GAINS—Graduation Assistance Impacting the Needs of Students

At any given time nearly 200 Ballard students are at risk for dropping out or falling behind. The GAINS Program aims to help students who are most at risk by providing the support and motivation to help these students graduate on time and prepare for success in college and career. The GAINS Program is a partnership between Ballard High School and the Ballard High School Foundation. Learn more...


Golf Tournament/Dinner of Champions

The purpose of the Golf Tournament and Dinner of Champions is to provide needed funding for the both the music and athletics' programs at Ballard. To date, the tournament has provided nearly $1 million to these great BHS programs. Learn more...


Bucks for Books and Beaver Trail Tiles

This program raises much needed funds to keep the Ballard High School library current. Learn more...




Wall of Recognition

The Wall of Recognition acknowledges Ballard High School Alumni who have graduated from BHS 25 years ago or longer who have achieved prominence and have been recognized by his/her peers in one of the following careers or areas: professional; science; the arts; athletics; business; military; politics; and public service. Learn more...