Register today! MIYFS Foundation Annual Breakfast to take place February 13th

January 22, 2019 | by Andrea Simpson

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You’re invited to celebrate and support Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) at its biggest fundraising event of the year, the MIYFS Foundation Annual Breakfast.

Last year’s breakfast brought together almost 600 guests. Attendees will hear from MIYFS representatives as well as local Islanders about the impact of MIYFS on their lives and the well-being of the community.

There is no charge to attend the breakfast but there is a suggested minimum donation of $250 per person or $500 per couple. Registration is now open at

A message from MIYFS:

This year we are excited to announce our Master of Ceremonies, Bill Radke. Bill and his family reside on Mercer Island and are well anchored in our community. Bill is a Weekend America and Marketplace Morning Report KUOW-FM’s radio talk show host, web video host, author, comedian, and columnist.

Our guest speaker is Pat Braman. Since the late 60s, Pat Braman has been constantly involved in our community. She has been a teacher at MIHS, a union representative, a parent and grandparent of Islander students, and a member of the MISD Board of Directors. Her love and knowledge of our island as well as MIYFS is boundless!

The MIYFS Foundation Community Philanthropy Award is given at our Annual Foundation Breakfast to an individual, business, or organization within our wonderful Mercer Island Community to recognize a vital partnership with Mercer Island Youth & Family Services.

It is our honor to announce the 2019 MIYFS Philanthropy Award Winner: Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA)! For decades, along with contributing generously to MIYFS fundraisers, MIPA has tirelessly and enthusiastically supported the MIYFS preschool scholarship fund and volunteered in many capacities.

Event Details:

Wednesday, February 13th, 2018
7:00 am: Doors Open – Coffee & Name Tags
7:30 – 8:30 am: Breakfast Program

Mercer Island Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street

Can’t attend the breakfast? Here are ways to get involved:

  • Make a Donation – If you can’t attend the breakfast, please consider making a donation. All donations are gratefully accepted and as MIYFS Foundation is a 501(3)(c) organization, your gift is tax deductible.
  • Buy Raffle Tickets – This year’s raffle has three prize packages and the three winners will be drawn at the Annual Breakfast. Prizes include “Go Travel!” Prize with an REI Stand Up Paddle Board and Lodging and Breakfast for two at Salish Lodge & Spa, and two “Hometown Relax & Refresh” packages valued over $2000! Tickets are $10 each, on sale now. Available from MI Thrift Shop, MIYFS Admin Office (brick building at Luther Burbank Park), MI Chamber of Commerce, and MI Athletic Club. The winners do not need to be present to win!
  • Shop and Dine for MIYFS at Local Businesses – On February 13th, businesses around Mercer Island will donate 20% of sales to MIYFS. Look out for the full list of businesses in January.
  • Buy One-of-a-Kind Glass Hearts – Hand-crafted glass hearts are for sale around the Island throughout January and February at local businesses (listed on and at the Annual Breakfast. Buy an original work of art and support MIYFS.

More information about the Annual Breakfast, registration, and details about how to get involved are available at