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InvestED helps Washington state secondary school students in need by granting them opportunities to achieve. We provide basic supplies, access to school programs and other assistnace to give these students the chance to reach their true potential.


Job Opening: Executive Director

Our Executive Director, Deborah Cushing, is retiring this summer to spend more time on the East Coast with her family. It is under her leadership that we have been able to help a record amount of students in Washington State.  

Thank you Deborah for your vision, compassion for students, and dedication to our mission of getting students to school, engage in their school experience, and graduate!

The link to the position profile is below and we hope you are able to share it with those who would make a great Executive Director for InvestED.


About InvestED

For more than 50 years InvestED, formerly the Saul & Dayee G. Haas Foundation, has provided immediate help to secondary students in need. It started with a single gift of $500 from Saul Haas to Garfield High School. Since that time the organization has helped more than 400,000 students, and last year, working with 642 partner schools throughout Washington, InvestED programs provided almost $850,000 to fund 29,499 items/opportunities to 23,240 students—small amounts of short-term, item-specific, need-based funding for items such as shoes, coats, glasses, sports equipment, and academic fees. By creating relationships with those closest to the student (teachers, counselors, coaches, etc.), these InvestED Fund Coordinators can use program funds to help students get to school, stay in school, graduate from high school and reach their true potential.

The organization started as a Trust in 1963, became a private foundation in 1972, and received an advance ruling from the IRS to operate as a public charity effective July 2009. InvestED filed for permanent public charity status in August 2014. In 2010, as part of this transition, the Board of Directors voted to change the name to InvestED, to better communicate the mission and goals of the organization and as part of its strategic plan to expand its reach and impact.

InvestED is operated by a small but mighty staff of five and key volunteers. We are conveniently located in the South Lake Union neighborhood with on-site parking.