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Lt. Gov Cyrus Habib
Lt. Gov Cyrus Habib
Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib to speak at Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools Luncheon (Photo) - 04/17/19

The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools’ largest community fundraiser is May 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Vancouver, 301 W 6th St., Vancouver, WA 98660. Funds raised provide support for basic needs, early learning initiatives, enrichment activities and mentoring programs for students across all 36 Vancouver Public Schools.

Washington State Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib will provide the keynote address. Elected in 2016 at the age of 35, Habib serves as President of the State Senate and Acting Governor whenever Governor Inslee leaves the state. A three-time cancer survivor, Lt. Governor Habib has been fully blind since age eight. His parents immigrated to the U.S. from Iran before he was born, and he is the first and only Iranian-American to hold statewide elected office in the United States.

The event will also showcase the artistic talents of several student groups. The Culinary Arts students of Fort Vancouver High School will prepare the lunch and entertainment will be provided by VPS students, with performances by Skyview High School’s Jazz Band, Felida Elementary dancers, and Vancouver Arts and Academics’ Rock Band. Student artwork will be displayed and Hudson’s Bay FFA and Horticulture students will design floral arrangements.

There is no cost to register for the luncheon. Guests will be asked for a suggested donation of $100. Thanks to sponsors, all funds raised at the event will directly benefit the students who attend Vancouver Public Schools. Register online now to reserve your seat: www.foundationforvps/Luncheon.


The Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools is an independent, 501(c)3 educational non-profit corporation established in 1988 to support Vancouver Public Schools (VPS). Governed by a volunteer board of directors made up of business, community, and education leaders, the foundation creates opportunities to cultivate and inspire student success. As an educational non-profit entity, the foundation serves students at all 36 VPS schools and programs, providing direct aid to students facing learning barriers due to economic need, as well as financial assistance for learning enrichment and mentoring programs that cannot be funded by the school district. The Foundation for VPS is supported by donations from school employees, parents, students, community members, businesses and foundations.