Shoreline Community College Foundation honors retiring legislator Rep. Ruth Kagi

Monday, December 24, 2018

An appreciative crowd gathered to honor Rep. Ruth Kagi
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, the Shoreline Community College Foundation held an event to honor retiring legislator Rep. Ruth Kagi for her over twenty years of dedication and advocacy for the 32nd District.

The well-attended event included Foundation members, local politicians, organizations, and members of the community.

Fifteen organizations who have benefited from Ruth's advocacy each made a display board of how Ruth helped their organization over the years. The boards were on easels throughout the room and each organization had a representative there to answer questions about their services.

The program included proclamations honoring Ruth from the cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, presented by Shoreline Mayor Will Hall and Lake Forest Park Deputy Mayor Catherine Stanford.

Senator Patty Murray sent a video message
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

King County declared the day "Ruth Kagi Day" and Patty Murray sent a video message.

State Sen. David Frockt chats with
Rep. Kagi
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
State Senator David Frockt, D-46 spoke, as did Shoreline Community College President Cheryl Roberts.

Mary Brueggeman, Emcee, VP, Office of Advancement and Foundation announced that the establishment of a scholarship in Ruth's honor to benefit students who are single mothers.

Representative Ruth Kagi has been serving Washington for 20 years in the state legislature. She was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1999 and represents the 32nd District, which includes Shoreline and parts of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, and Seattle. 
During that time she has been a tireless champion for children and families, including serving as chair of the House Early Learning and Human Services Committee since 2002.
Ruth has also been a supporter and friend to Shoreline Community College since 1998, helping our students complete their education and achieve their dreams. 
In 2011, the Shoreline Community College Foundation honored her with the Distinguished Service Award.
A group of grateful citizens have decided to combine her passion for families and her passion for education by creating the Ruth Kagi Honorary Scholarship Endowment. This fund will provide support to Shoreline Community College students who are single mothers in financial need.

SCC President Cheryl Roberts, PhD, at the podium
Ruth Kagi at table
Photo by Steven. H. Robinson

The Foundation is working to raise $25,000 to make the fund an endowment. Initial contributions were made at the event.

They are accepting donations at the Foundation office, 

Shoreline CC Foundation
Suite #1005 - Admin. Bldg.
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Avenue N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

Checks should be written to the Foundation.

Donations are also accepted online. Specify Ruth Kagi scholarship.


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