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Robert Vasen Endowment for Youth at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue

In 2008, we partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue to help create the Be Great:Graduate program. In that time, it has helped thousands of local teens improve their academics and graduate from high school, with a 100% graduation rate. This local program even became a model for the nation and was recognized by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. 


When we started to see the impact this was having, we set a goal of being able to fund this program - forever. And just recently, we hit our goal of raising $1 million, which will allow us to create a permanent endowment to fund Be Great:Graduate in perpetuity. You can read more in the press release.

Benefit Luncheon at Century Link Field
  • Date: Friday, December 8th

  • Location: CenturyLink Field - West Club Lounge.  


Thank you to our sponsors - Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Virginia Mason Medical Center, and Delta Dental of Washington - and to our many volunteers for helping make this event possible.

Give Big!

May 3 - 4, 2016 | Seattle Foundation

The Robert Vasen Foundation joined thousands of nonprofits nationwide in raising money to help improve our local communities.  Thank you for helping us in carrying on the spirit, values and actions of Robert Vasen by supporting the development of Seattle area youth and fostering action within the community.  Every donation will receive a portion of stretch dollars from Seattle Foundation!  We sincerely appreciate your support. 


Service to Youth Award

May 2, 2015 | Bellevue Boys and Girls Club


The  Robert Vasen Foundation was awarded the 2015 Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s “Service to Youth Award”  at a ceremony held on May 2nd, in Bellevue, WA  The award was presented by Kathy Haggart, CEO of the B&GC of Bellevue, in recognition of "the impact RVF's support has had in creating the now wildly successful BE GREAT: Graduate, program."  This is a wonderful tribute to the many volunteers and contributors who have made this possible. 


Jubilee Reach ATTY Awards

June 12, 2015 | Chinook Middle School


At the annual Jubilee Reach ATTY Awards Ceremony, attended by more than 700 students, parents, volunteers and school district staff, "Robert's Story" was told.  The impact of Robert's Life lives on.  The new "Robert Vasen Foundation ATTY Award for character and concern for others" was presented to a young student. 


Swim for Rob

Aug 10, 2013 | 11:00 am


The 7th annual Swim for Rob! was held on August 10.  Participants swam 1.5K in Lake Washington, each raising a minimum of $100 for the Foundation. The swim was followed with a BBQ on Beaux Arts beach. All of the proceeds from this event will go towards supporting youth in the Bellevue & Seattle area. Thank you to everyone who was able to join us again this year.




Volunteer Day at Boys and Girls Club

May 17, 2014 | Lake Hills Boys and Girls Club


We had a group of people that spent 3 hours working on the grounds- B&G Club was very appreciative.  It was a great morning of working together with one of our favorite Partner Programs.  We mowed the lawn, weeded the grounds, power washed the front entry, washed their vans and fixed up the outdoor backetball court.  It just reminds us that even the small things can make a big difference.  Thank you to everyone for contributing your time and energy to this fun event.







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