Removing barriers and enhancing educational success for all OSD students

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Public schools are the cornerstone of our community.
A supportive community helps OSD students and teachers achieve greatness.

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We love helping OSD teachers bring innovative ideas to life inside and outside the classroom. Access our Grant Request Form, Grant Scoring Rubric and further information here.

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 We are a dynamic and engaged Board of Trustees that is passionate about working with our community to provide programs and services that enhance educational success for all Olympia School District students.

Upcoming Events

The OSDEF Board at Wreath Distribution Day 2016

Principal's Emergency Checkbook Fund Breakfast
September 26, 2019

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Cispus Wreath Fundraiser
Begins October 2019

Supports Outdoor Education at Cispus Learning Center for fifth grade OSD students.

Featured Sponsors


Financial Advocates, under the direction of CEO Gary Campbell, helps financial advisors discover their desired path to independence. Their expert service in regulatory compliance, back-office administration, business development, marketing, and technology can simplify obstacles, and make doing business easier. For several years Financial Advocates has been a valued sponsor of the Principal’s Emergency Checkbook Fund breakfast, which supports the emergency needs of OSD students so they can come to school ready to learn. Thank you to Financial Advocates and to Gary and Tina Campbell!

Olympia native Matt Perkins has been a residential real estate agent since 2006. His clients appreciate his integrity, reliability and passion for excellence. Matt has also been a generous supporter of OSDEF, donating both his time as a board member and sponsoring our two main fund-raisers for years. In his role as chair of the Principal’s Emergency Checkbook Fund (PECF) breakfast for the past three years, he has helped secure a record amount of donations, ensuring all OSD schools have a resource to help students meet emergency needs.

ABC Pediatrics-Mary Bridge Children’s specializes in General Pediatrics. The group’s pediatricians, Dr. Lisa Barer and Dr. Evelyn Ebalo, work with families to help their children stay healthy and happy from the moment of birth until adulthood. Their work extends beyond their patients to the rest of the community. ABC Pediatrics-Mary Bridge has been a sponsor of the annual musical production for more than 10 years. They are a valued partner in OSDEF’s mission to enhance educational success and promote learning for all students in the Olympia School District.