The mission of the Cascade Education Foundation is to raise and allocate funds to support the ever-changing educational needs of the Cascade School District and help meet the needs of our community. Cascade Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping our teachers and students in the Cascade School District in Leavenworth, Washington. Donations and money raised through fundraising go right back to our schools in our community. Thank you for supporting our teachers and students.


Many of Leavenworth’s residents can remember the 1997 failure of the Cascade School District’s double levy. We knew something had to be done, and this ‘something’ turned out to be a group of citizens coming together and forming Cascade Education Foundation.

CEF was spearheaded by visionaries like Craig Carson, Ken Marson, Greg Clevenger, and Ron Carpenter, who realized that the school district needed an alternative source of funding for a wide range of needs.

Current Board Members

  • Courtney Porter (President)
  • Jennifer Gillespie (Secretary)
  • Jenny Copson (Vice President)
  • Dwight Remick (Treasurer)
  • Lori Vandenbrink
  • Ken West

Volunteers Needed

Looking to make a difference? Want to give back to the community? Become a CEF board member.  CEF is seeking new volunteer members that are passionate about education.  If you or someone you know might be interested, please contact us at cef@cascadesd.org.

Want to test the waters before joining the board or don’t have the time to make a full commitment? You can join one of our event committees.  Volunteers are always welcome!