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 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!