Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib to speak at Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools luncheon

Funds raised provide support for basic needs, early learning initiatives, enrichment activities and mentoring programs for students

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

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib
Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib

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.

Information provided by Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools.

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