Thailand Adventure

Thailand Adventure

This year, the Marathon Scholars Rising Stars Gala will feature some amazing adventure packages.  One of the packages – expertly organized by a friend of Marathon Scholars and talent travel designer at Living Big, will take two lucky donors on an 6 day and 5 night adventure through Thailand.  Stay in luxury resorts, have a guided tour of culture, visit an Elephant Nature Park, experience exciting street food, relax with a Thai massage, and explore everything that Thailand has to offer.  What an incredible adventure and a once-in-a-lifetime experience – all to benefit an incredible cause.

Visit www.MarathonScholars.org/risingstars to join in the fun!

How Lucky We Are to Be Alive Right Now

How Lucky We Are to Be Alive Right Now

This year, the Marathon Scholars Rising Stars Gala is sending a lucky donor and guest to see Hamilton on Broadway in New York City.  If you have been putting the cast recording on repeat (and who hasn’t?), this package will be for you!  You will enjoy a trip to the Big Apple and be singing along with “How Lucky We Are to Be Alive Right Now” for yourself.

Visit www.MarathonScholars.org/risingstars to join in the fun!

3 Ways to March Fourth for Marathon Scholars

3 Ways to March Fourth for Marathon Scholars

Our Rising Stars Gala is scheduled for March 4th.  And there are lots of ways for you to get involved.

 

  1. Join us. Tickets and tables are now available for sale and we’d love to have you at the event.  Guests are treated to live music by Naomi LaViolette, a delicious dinner catered by Jake’s, a photo session with Photos by EJ Russell, and an amazing program that will feature our scholars and some amazing live auction packages (see the full list here).
  1. Send Us Your Bids Remotely. If you can’t attend the event, we are offering remote bidding services.  Check out the auction packages and identify your maximum bid.  Let us know you want to bid and we will assign a volunteer to represent you in the auction to get you into the action and keep you below our maximum bid.  If you are interested in this, contact Stephen@marathonscholars.org.   We also accept remote paddle raise donations (entirely tax deductible) for any amount, which are eligible for any gift matches we will offer the night of the event.
  1. Give Monthly. Consider a gift each month to support the scholarships and programs provided by Marathon Scholars to benefit our scholars, which range from 4th grade to seniors in college to help their dream of a college education come true.  We have monthly donors that give between $5 to several hundred dollars a month and we welcome donations and as a 501c3 non-profit organization, any donation is tax deductible.  Give your one time or recurring donation here.
Local Support for Local Kids Spotlight: GiftTree

Local Support for Local Kids Spotlight: GiftTree

Marathon Scholars has dedicated itself to helping local students – with high-potential, but few resources – achieve their dream of a college education.  We have been humbled to have many local businesses joining us in this effort.  We wanted to highlight one innovative online re-seller with local roots that has been a part of our efforts.

GiftTree is located in Vancouver, Washington and has customers around the world supplying individual and corporate gift solutions.  They sell amazing gift baskets filled to the brim with luxury chocolates, fine wine, orchard-fresh fruit, and cookies and personalized gifts not available elsewhere.  Last year, they provided special donor recognition gifts which were bottles of wine engraved with a “thank you” message.  These were well received and helped make the evening’s event special.  This year, they are providing a unique and highly personalized artisan bracelet in which you can save memories of a beach vacation which will be included in one of the auction packages.  When you consider the breadth of the offerings from GiftTree, and their attention to design, it is easy to see why customers keep coming back for every occasion.

“We strive to have long-term relationships with our customers and community, which we know is also the approach that Marathon Scholars has chosen,” said Esther Diez Istúriz, founder of GiftTree.  “This commitment requires attention to detail and personalization.  We are delighted to celebrate with the scholars, their families, and their mentors the amazing accomplishments that have been achieved.”

Visit www.MarathonScholars.org/risingstars to register for the event.  As the event approaches we will give you a sneak peak at all the auction packages.  Join us for a great evening to celebrate and support a wonderful cause!